Review: Village, My Home at the Community Theater

Village, My Home Review: In The Chaos of New York City, Is This A Village We Can Search Our Home? By Irene Hernandez A sepia shaded, vintage silent film of tree roots, on a constant loop, is projected on a small screen above a simple set of a small stoop of stairs begins the 40…

Guest Blogger Nick Radu Reviews Bedroom Farce

If you’re looking for a good time, a good show and a few good laughs you need only go as far as the bedroom; or three bedrooms, as it is in Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce. Under the creative and talented eye of director Andrew Block, the title and the performances do not disappoint when it…

Guest Blogger: Nick Radu Reviews Who’ll Save the Plowboy?

Who’ll Save the Plowboy? brings us into the small New York apartment of husband and wife, Albert and Helen Cobb, played by Jerry Rago and Julie Hays, respectively.  It is clear at the top of the show that the two have a very strained relationship, to say the least.  They are awaiting the arrival of…

Guest Blogger: Ian McDonald Travels the World with Jasmine Pittenger

In My Ass (In The World) Jasmine Pittenger explores our cultural biases about body image through the lens of an international traveler, journeying to exotic, far-away lands where those biases are not only upended, but completely thrown away.  This is juxtaposed with the backdrop of violence in war-torn regions around the world, forcing us to…

Guest Blogger: Ian McDonald on Felicity Seidel Being a “Lucky Chick”

From the get go, Felicity Seidel’s Lucky Chick entranced me completely.  The show opens with a fairytale style cartoon that tells the story of a young girl trapped in her circumstances that escapes to join a wild carnival of color and joy.  That carnival parallels the audience experience as Felicity takes the stage and, through…

Guest Blogger: Nick Radu Reviews Rise of the Usher by Jessica Elkin

Every business has its cast of characters and Rise of the Usher gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in the front of the house at a Broadway theater. Jessica Elkin doesn’t waste any time delving into those characters as she jumps right into the action. Accents, mannerisms and voice changes abound as…

Guest Blogger: Alice Shapiro on mini Broadway bites

I have never met Alice Shapiro. She and I struck up a relationship via email as we are both women artists and she working on bringing her show, mini Broadway bites, to New York City. I assumed she was based here in New York but alas I was wrong. Alice creates her art in the…

Guest Blogger: Scott Wesley Slavin on the Actor-Audience Relationship

My friends, Scott and Valerie, just concluded 25 performances of Naked in Alaska at Edinburgh. 25 shows in a three week span. For those of you who follow me and have been reading my articles this summer on festivals for The Write Teacher(s) (and if you haven’t, click HERE), I have been exploring theatre in…

Guest Blogger Jennifer Curfman on Brecht and The Pawnbroker

It’s no secret that I have a soft spot for solo shows. I find them interesting and challenging at the same time I am usually in awe. As an actress, I have always done shows with multiple character rather than a show with one performer playing multiple characters. This time around I have the pleasure…

Guest Blogger: Jp Vigliotti’s Curious Mind Leads to a Musical

Who doesn’t know about Sally Hemings and Marie Antoinette? At this point, we enjoy the tabloid history of both women because it’s dangerous and sexy at the same time. There’s also a part of me that thinks that the scandals of yestercentury would make a good E! True Hollywood Story or Vh1 Special. When I…