Even though the play ‘Critical Mass’ has been performed at Dixon Place this timely interview with playwright/performer Deb Margolin is really wonderful.
She touches on some insightful points about her work and history as a playwright and outsider. Interviewed by Vaudevisuals’ Karen Jenson.
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Someone murdered Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857 in his New York City home on Bond Street. It was the most scandalous crime to occur in the city primarily because all evidence pointed at his rejected lover, a petite but conniving widower named Emma Cunningham. But the jury didn’t believe a woman could commit such a violent act. Officially, the case remains unsolved and has left restless ghosts behind to battle for eternity. Journey with us into another dimension on an immersive experience into the past. Our spirits now reside in a secret, 1833 parlor in the landmarked Colonnade Row where historic documents and actual witness testimony help to bring the truth to light.
Performances are at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays ~ March 2nd through March 24th. The audience is limited to 25 seats and ticket prices start at $30. The exact location will be provided upon purchase. For more details and tickets please visit bloodydeed1857.com.
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Karen Jenson interviews playwright Brendon Cole and director Michael Di Jiacomo of “Imperfect Love” at The Connelly Theater. Closes Sunday 2/18/18.
IMPERFECT LOVE is a story of love and betrayal, set just over 100 years ago, between the actress Eleonora Della Rosa, and her playwright lover Gabriele Torrisi. (Inspired by the real-life relationship between the great Eleanora Duse and the poet D’Annunzio). It’s a story set at the turning of an epoch, and the turning of two styles of theater: the more visceral and emotional style that Eleonora and Torrisi are exemplars of, and the ‘new’ psychological style epitomized by Nordic writers like Ibsen and Strindberg. Our characters Eleonora and Torrisi are both vulnerable and aware that their day may have passed, and along with it, their love. Should Torrisi abandon Eleonora and strike out for a collaboration with her arch-rival, the Parisian Sarah Bernhardt? Should Eleonora withdraw her support (and love?) from the possibly outmoded Torrisi and try to work with up-and-coming Ibsen? In the middle of all this is the classically trained leading-man Domenica, who doesn’t know which way to turn in his professional life, or in the tangled world of his emotional allegiances. One other delight of the play is how the traditional clowns Beppo and Marco not only comment on the action in a comical and human way, but how they themselves also embody the conflicting epochs – the rambunctious farce of the Commedia dell’Arte, set against a premonition, a whiff of the bold futurism of a Beckett or a Pirandello, a modernism that will eventually make all earlier styles redundant. In the end, matters of theater and matters of the heart come together in a climax both affirming and bitter-sweet. The play’s the thing. At least, until the curtain falls.
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Vaudevisuals interview with Carlos Garcia Estevez. He talks about his work in ‘mask’ and experience working with Jacque LeCoq. His company “Manifesto Poetico” has many facets. He talks about these projects, workshops and more.
~ THIS SUMMER in PARIS ~ SPATIAL DRAMATURGY ~
Summer Workshop Laboratory directed by Carlos García Estévez with
laboratory assistants Paige Allerton, Paulo Serantes and Olmo Hidalgo.
From 23 to 27 of July at the School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris
James Rana interviews juggler, comedian Michael Davis.
Introducing The James Rana show.
James Rana interviews Richard Helfant, Executive Director / C.E.O. of The Lucy the Elephant site in Margate, NJ.
A unique attraction in the North East that isn’t commonly known of.
‘Extreme Stunt Master’ – That is what Harley Newman has been called. After 40 years performing stunts and sideshow acts all over the world he talks about his work, beginnings and what it takes to do what it is that he does.
The interview is an in-depth look at an individual who performs world-class stunts and discusses them and their impact on the culture we live in and about the difference he sees between himself and others who would like to do what he does. Describing the heritage of his sword and then swallowing it for the camera.
Intelligent and funny as well.
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The New York Theatre Workshop was packed ‘wall-to-wall’ with boxes and other storage unit items. I had read about “The Object Lesson” when Geoff Sobelle had performed it at BAM a few years ago, and the reviewer’s description of it resonated with me until today.
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