Article contributed to Five Star Arts Journal by Jay Michaels Comic Books – like their characters – have a secret identity. The mild-mannered paper and ink funnies are also the next level of Greek tragedy or Shakespearean epic. Comic Artists – like their characters – also have a secret identity thrust upon them. Hard-working children […]Read More Adventure takes four colors, two staples, and one dream
The new arts organization, From Scratch Performance Company, is more than just another theatrical company. it is a working body of art. It’s repertory holds many actors, singers, dancers, but also those that help them act, sing, and dance. Their new artistic director is a playwright, for instance. Robert Liebowitz is a 40-year veteran of independent […]Read More Scratching Out The Future of the Arts
It isn’t often we get to interview a director of Gerald vanHeerden’s caliber. An award-winning director of new musical theatre works and plays, Gerald has been in the director’s chair for more than a quarter century and has worked with many distinguished arts organizations throughout New York City and the neighboring regions, including the Hudson […]Read More Gerald vanHeerden: Communicating the Human Experience on Stage
Review: “Dandelion” at Feinstein’s/54 Below by Anthony J. Piccione Over the course of the past decade, more and more attention has rightfully been given in the arts to the issue of mental health. While they arguably do little more than scratch the surface of these vital issues, Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen have […]Read More Anthony J. Piccione picks DANDELION!
Carrie Edel Isaacman’s theatrical troupe earns its name this fall by presenting a double header: The Tempest in Brooklyn and then, Park to Park, with Two Gentlemen of Verona. For the astute aficionado of the bard you know these are his first and last plays. Ms. Isaacman is doing them literally throughout New York, opening […]Read More OuterStage Round-Table: Shakespeare in New York
A featured event for the 10th anniversary THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY DREAM UP FESTIVAL 2019 is Abdication! Filled with gallows-humor, song, dance, and multi-media, the show is a triumvirate of short plays episode shows how abdication of a portion of human existence pulls a piece out of the house of cards that we call our lives. […]Read More Philosophizing with Topher Wallace
“Back” at Teatro SEA reviewed by ANTHONY J. PICCIONE When its summer in New York City, it typically means only one thing in the world of independent theatre: festival season! With more and more indie theatre festivals either restructuring or disappearing altogether, the landscape of opportunities for new playwrights on the festival circuit is ever […]Read More Looking [at] “BACK”