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Ieva Misevičiūtė by Melanie Bonajo
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A performance artist who grew up in the circus uses clowning, street dance, and butoh in playful and provocative combinations.

David Levine by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
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Body swapping, infinite loops, and ’70s conspiracy thrillers haunt the dynamic performances of a movie-loving artist and the actors he works with.

Thomas White by Nicholas Elliott

“If someone hands over their repertory theater group to you, what are you going to do with them?”

Dream the Myth Onward by Amber Power
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Feminists face off against Norman Mailer in the Wooster Group’s reenactment of the notorious ‘71 Town Hall debate

Becca Blackwell by Jim Fletcher
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The actors chat about performing masculinity, transitioning, and Blackwell’s one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.

Ieva Misevičiūtė’s Tongue PhD by Amber Power
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In Tongue PhD––Lithuanian-born, New York-based artist Ieva Misevičiūtė’s latest solo performance, which had its US premier at The Kitchen this September––the muscular movements, animal ancestry, and (countless) metaphoric permutations of the tongue are explored and presented in the style, oddly enough, of a PhD dissertation.

Dmitry Krymov by John Freedman
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“I asked my students for the image of the essence of tenderness. One girl brought in a small, silver plate with a bunch of grapes neatly laid out on it. When I noticed she had stripped the skin off the grapes, I got goose bumps.”

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Really by Ratik Asokan
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A play that updates European absurdist techniques to take aim at liberal America’s great existential troubles: race and gender.

Brent Green by Chris Chang
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“Like holding hands with a stranger—for kind of a long time.”

Tina Satter by Richard Maxwell

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Nicky Paraiso by Zachary Small
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“I hope it’s not a masochistic impulse within me, but I will always stay until the end to see how a creative thought completes itself.”

Sharon Fogarty by Zachary Small
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“They said, ‘You’ll be in charge of the children and the dogs.’ And I said, ‘Okay! But what does that even mean?’”

Annie Dorsen by Nick Hallett
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“I always nuance the algorithm.”

Oleg Dubson by Charles Krezell
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“Artists as pornographers. It all became clear.”

Gare St. Lazare Ireland by Michael Coffey
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“There’s the scientific and mathematical—how stuff is—and there’s the prosaic, the poetic—how people are.”

Object Collection by ​Aaron Schimberg
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“If there is a despairing quality to our work, it is despairing of the fact that once upon a time there used to be an earnest revolutionary spirit in this country.”

Actor, Playwright, Failure, Father, Fag—Conrad Gerhardt Strikes Again. Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez’s And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid by Jim Fletcher
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I was hearing about the return of this legendary serial epic for a few weeks before it happened. 

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days by Amber Power
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Winnie is buried to her neck in scorched earth. A black revolver rests beside her chirping and disembodied head. Willie, her companion, feebly scratches on all fours at the impossible mound that separates them—at one point nearly rolling down its face into an empty abyss below. “Oh,” cries Winnie, “this is a happy day!”

Le Mômo in the Mire by Micaela Morrissette
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Madness, melodrama, mundanity, and the legacy of Antonin Artaud.

Florentina Holzinger and Vincent Riebeek’s Kein Applaus Für Scheisse by Lauren Bakst
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I remember Florentina Holzinger’s first costume. It was an oversize, orange-dyed dress, a muumuu really. She was sitting in a chair center stage. A minute or so earlier, a high fan kick had revealed her lack of underwear. 

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