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This Broken, Jarring Thing: Enda Walsh Interviewed by Tadhg Hoey
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The Irish playwright on grief, adaptation, and the possibilities of form.

In the Eye of the Beholder: Tori Sampson Interviewed by Aleshea Harris
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The emerging playwright takes on beauty standards and societal expectations.

Changing the Dial: Robert Ashley’s Improvement (Don Leaves Linda) by Alec Mapes-Frances
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A newly reconstructed “opera for television.”

Poetic Wizardry: Dimitris Papaioannou Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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The Greek choreographer’s long-awaited North American debut with The Great Tamer.

New Futures: nora chipaumire’s #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA by Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone
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The three-part epic brings to life an adolescence informed by music as a gateway into a powerful, assertive selfhood. 

Looking Back: BOMB Contributors on Performance in 2018
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Featuring selections by David Levine, Aki Onda, Ivan Talijancic, Lumi Tan, and more.

A Roll of the Dice: Lars Jan and Joan Didion’s The White Album by Elena Goukassian
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Early Morning Opera brings the canonical essay to the stage.

Hypnotic Mythologies: Kaija Saariaho Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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The US premiere of Only the Sound Remains lands at the White Light Festival.

Evidence of Things Unseen: Geraldine Inoa’s Scraps by Sasha Bonét
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The award-winning television writer traces inherited traumas in her debut stage production.

Tangled Guys: Dennis Cooper, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Chris Cochrane’s THEM by Lisa Borst
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A look back at the AIDS crisis.

Sheep in Woolf’s Clothing: Elevator Repair Service’s Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf by Helen Shaw
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An experimental theater company takes on Edward Albee.

The Haunting of Reza Abdoh by Marc Arthur
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Reza Abdoh, the first large-scale retrospective of the late Iranian-American theater director’s work, is on view through September 3 at MoMA PS1. The comprehensive exhibition was co-organized by Bidoun’s Negar Azimi, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy alongside MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach.

Weird Science: Built For Collapse’s DANGER SIGNALS by Amber Power
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The gendered history of lobotomy.

Kaneza Schaal by Christopher Myers
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Putting diverse cultural and aesthetic traditions in dialogue, Schaal’s new performance work, Jack &, is a comedy of errors based on prison reentry programs and debutante balls.

Holy and Profane: Marianna Ellenberg Interviewed by Wendy Vogel
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Nineteenth-century female hysteria and contemporary digital culture on stage.

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
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A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

Postmodern Pilgrims: Richard Maxwell’s Paradiso by Helen Shaw
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The third in a series of plays inspired by the Divine Comedy

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins by Hilton Als​
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The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.

Looking Back on 2017: Theater & Performance
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Featuring selections by Bethany Ides, Isaac Pool, Charles Bernstein, Matthew Weinstein, Ivan Talijancic, and more.

Getting Unfragmented: Sean Lewis Interviewed by Nova Benway
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“The looks we get at reality are really only guesses.”

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