StART Your Engines, Emerging Artists!

Snowdays are the perfect day to hide in your room and ignore the world.  Unless there’s a fresh, exciting theatre festival coming up this weekend -- then you hide in your room and conduct a business-Skype with rising festival founder Karen Gross. The StART Festival, ‘a celebration of diverse art forms by emerging artists’ kicks…Read More

Quiet, Captivating Meditation from Onelight Theatre

Onelight Theatre’s remounted Chess with the Doomsday Machine is a cleansing breath of fresh air. “Developed as an international co-production with artists in Iran and Canada... an original adaptation of Iranian author Habib Ahmadzadeh’s novel of the same name.” Designed, directed and adapted by artistic director Shahin Sayadi, Doomsday is highly theatrical, inventive, and demanding of its…Read More

Ice Cold “Death” & A Ruhlian Lens

I have been savoring American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write this past month. Her quick, concise mini-essays have been helping me shape new ideas about theatre, and articulating some of my own beliefs in beautiful ways. Sometimes when I am engrossed in an author their cadence and language inhabit…Read More

Theatrical Thoughts/Confusions Re:2k14

A lot of wonderful theatre writers have been posting their top theatrical picks for 2014 in the past week or so. I saw a lot less theatre than I usually do this year, because I had the fancy/terrible version of morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) and then I had a newborn. However I DID: fail a Shakespeare class…Read More