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THEATER REVIEW: “WTC View” at 59E59th

Brian Sloan’s WTC View is a post 9/11 drama that reveals the individual traumas and experiences of New Yorkers, after the towers fell. Already produced as a film in 2005, now the show is given an airing as dramatic theater at 59E59th. (For those interested in such things, the original film starred Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie in the central role, played here by Nick Lewis. Continue reading

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Words, Emotions, and How Your Audience is Feeling

Many’s the time I’ve sat in readings and development workshops and been asked, “Who is your audience?” It’s one of my least favorite questions. What am I supposed to say? “People with good taste”? How do I choose to experience my entertainment? Based on what I want to feel. I suspect I’m not alone in this. When you pick up a novel, what makes you choose Bridget Jones instead of H.P. Lovecraft? (Or vice versa?) Continue reading

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THEATER REVIEW: The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller at the ArcLight Theater

In an opening scene that plays with language and quickly sets up a device by which the audience understands when the characters on stage are speaking the Asmat language and when they speak English, Designing Man and his friend-brother, Half Moon, greet Michael Rockefeller, who has come from the kingdom of New York to meet the man who carved the beautiful pieces that have captured his imagination. Continue reading

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Maybe I Should Write For Reality Television.

So tonight we met Chelsea Oaks and Rob Bowen, a couple who had split up – and who both had great voices. The moment they were both accepted, I thought:

That was savvy.

The show now has a full-season’s worth of story… Continue reading

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