Review by Ashley khan The power and intensity of Charles Curtis’ riveting piece, Strings, was palpable. The Fresh Fruit Festival – always presenting quantity works, surpassed itself with this play as a choice. Set in a claustrophobic interrogation room, the audience is the people behind the two-way mirror during a harsh face-off between an accused […]Read More Strings: Tight & Tense
Turan Koyuncu reviews DIFFICULT TRANSITION At the Midtown International Theatre Festival What does a transgender individual must go through to find love? Verbal abuse? Physical assault? Difficult Transition is more than a play – it’s an experience. It takes the audience through their journey. The ensemble cast was compelling. Keith Edward Maxwell as “the man” […]Read More Trans-Action
Tricia Brooks’ production of “See You at the Funeral” captures the essence of a life lived by your own terms. This dark solo musical comedy is split into three acts, the first act being about a girl named Dina, who escapes her home to avoid religious and traditional values forced on her by her mother. […]Read More Fresh Fruit’s “Funeral” is Fabulous
The American Theatre of Actors concentrates on dark New York back stories for its summer cutting-edge series. A featured event of this is THE SANDMAN, written by Lynn Navarra and directed by Ken Coughlin, tells the story of two beat cops, moonlighting in construction, caught up in a battle between a pub owner and the […]Read More Lynn Navarra is tough
Performance Review: Occasion for Sin Written by: Danielle Boss Occasion for Sin is a dazzling new musical set during the Spanish Inquisition. With music written by Oriente Lopez and dialogue written by Katherine Brann Fredericks, (adapted from Teresa de Avila and Garcilaso de la Vega) Occasion for Sin truly delivers in an enchanting performance. The play […]Read More “Sin” was Stunning
Rachel Rocano reviews “Custody” Based on the title of this show “Custody,” one might think it was going to be a rom-com about kids. Nope. Patrick Thomas McCarthy hands us a riveting dramedy about Shannon Bryant and her ex-boyfriend-now-out-of-the-closet, Brendan Barry separating. This farce for eh 21st Century followed Shannon and her feeling about Brandon […]Read More Capable Custody
Review by Karen Sasson “Lost Angels” – as part of this year’s Planet Connections Theater Festivity – and how the characters revealed themselves to the audience. The play started with the students in a classroom and then led to a lock-down in the school. As the students were locked in the classroom they started […]Read More The “Lost” found their Voices here.