THEATER REVIEW: Midsummer [a play with songs] by David Greig at the Clurman Theater, NYC

David Greig’s protagonists sit on a park bench in his play Midsummer [a play with words], drinking and aligning themselves with a ragtag group of teenage Goths. It’s an example of how this play captures the strange, free-forming social constellations I will always associate with Edinburgh in the summer. Helena (Cora Bissett) and Bob (Matthew…

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Story of a Hurricane

I started this blog on Thursday night; it’s now Sunday morning as I pick it up again.  Thursday night: It’s been a long week. Sunday night, the NYC Subway shut down in advance of Hurricane Sandy. Parts of New York City are getting back to normal, while other areas are still devastated. My electricity has been…

Cast: TEAR THE CURTAIN. Photo by David Cooper.

An Interview with Kevin Kerr: TEAR THE CURTAIN in Toronto

If you’re interested in boundary-pushing multi-media theater, Toronto is the place to be this October. Why? Because Vancouver’s Electric Company has pitched up to open Canadian Stage’s 2012-2013 season with their multi-media extravaganza, Tear the Curtain. I’m looking forward to seeing the production later this month, and was able to interview Artistic Director and co-creator Kevin Kerr…