Monthly Archives: October 2013

Honky at Urban Stages

Honky at Urban Stages

HONKY, a play by Greg Kalleres intersects multiple people around the issue of racism.  As AVENUE Q says “everyone’s a little bit racist.”  The show opens at a shoe manufacturing company where we learn that a kid has been killed over sneakers.  To attempt to explain the dynamics in the show would take days.  There… Continue Reading

Play/Date at Penny Farthing

Play/Date at Penny Farthing

PLAY/DATE was a young adult mixer in the quaint lower level of the restaurant/bar, Penny Farthing.  There were twelve vignettes written by twelve playwrights, which were then split into four “courses”.  There were three stations where you could watch the shows but you had to choose which to see.  In other words, you could attend… Continue Reading

The Rise of David Levinsky – staged reading

The Rise of David Levinsky – staged reading

THE RISE OF DAVID LEVINSKY was a piece the late Isaiah Sheffer created.  His widow and daughter spoke beforehand about the lengthy process of making the musical.  It was a stage reading, which I imagined to be a snippet of a full show.  Nobody ever told me a stage reading was a two and a… Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Titan Theatre Company

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Titan Theatre Company

Shakespeare’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is a middle school english class must-read.  It is a play where we find four young lovers, a Fairy King and Queen and other silly characters who go for a romp in the forest.  Director Lenny Banovez of the Titan Theatre Company has chosen to take a classic piece of… Continue Reading

Bike America by the Ma-Yi Theatre Company

Bike America by the Ma-Yi Theatre Company

BIKE AMERICA is a play about a girl on a quest to find a new life.  She is stuck in a box she created for herself in Boston and decides to take an adventure with a group of bikers across America.  Although they are biking under the umbrella of cancer awareness, everyone has their own… Continue Reading

Sarah Flood in Salem Mass at the Flea Theater

Sarah Flood in Salem Mass at the Flea Theater

SARAH FLOOD IN SALEM MASS is now playing at the Flea Theater through October 26th.  The story is a hodgepodge of sorts.  The events take place right before the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts.  There is a village of people and the girls gather around a big tree to share food, talk and pray together.… Continue Reading

Interview with playwright, Greg Kalleres

Interview with playwright, Greg Kalleres

Greg Kalleres received his BFA from Tisch’s Dramatic Writing Program at NYU. His plays have been produced in numerous cities including, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berkeley CA, Bloomington, IN and Beirut, Lebanon.  In a few weeks, I will be seeing Greg’s show, HONKY.  Check back soon for a review!  For now, here’s a little… Continue Reading

Bound for Broadway at the Kaufman Music Center

Bound for Broadway at the Kaufman Music Center

Once a year, Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner, Liz Callaway hosts “Bound for Broadway” at the Kaufman Music Center.  It is a night of interviews of writers of new shows who share selections from their work.  This year, five up and coming musicals were brought to light.  Each show creator was given time to… Continue Reading