Review by Ashley Khan The Diplomats plays for the realism we experience … today. Two days before election night, three friends gather for a reunion; A reunion hypothesized to be joyous. At first, best friends, Annie and Carlos, having a deep conversation, when out of the blue, arrives Gary, who was once the friend of […]Read More The election lights on “Diplomats”
Review by Wrda Hussain Larry Phillips’ production of Fistful of Cake, Pocketful of Miracles captured the essence of the lifestyle of a gay male divorcee, Nathan (Chad M. Ryan), as he ventures into the modern gay dating world with the help of his colleague Evan (Derek Long). This production delivers a great deal of comedic […]Read More A fine meal from a Fistful of Cake
Written by: Danielle Boss Performance Review: Michael is Black by Michael Hagins Presented by Cupcake Lady Productions and directed by Laura Mae Baker, Michael is Black makes its world premiere at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Playing at the La Tea theatre, Michael is Black is a beautiful new play and a must see. Written by […]Read More “Black” Art
CAUGHT DREAMING: A FEATURED EVENT AT THE 2017 NYSUMMERFEST “Loneliness is its own kind of madness,” quotes playwright Ryan Dancho. When Brady’s shrink recommends he join group therapy to aid in a diagnosis of depression that just won’t quit, he’s thrown into the lives of social misfits and mental defectives who meet just as often […]Read More We Caught Ryan Dancho … Dreaming.
LOCKER ROOM TALK: A LIBERAL FANTASY JULY 24 @ 7:15 PM; JULY 27 @ 7:15 PM; JULY 29 @ 1:15PM BY JASON PARIS, DIRECTED BY EMILY TINAWI; STARRING JASON PARIS AND AVERY BAGENSTOS. AT THE WORKSHOP THEATER, 312 W.36TH STREET, NYC WWW.MIDTOWNFESTIVAL.ORG So maybe the recent presidential DID do some good. It prompted a slew of projects examining […]Read More Unlocking LOCKER ROOM TALK with author Jason Paris
Review by Edmond Malin Planet Connections Theatre Festivity continues to present plays that raise awareness about global issues. Tongue In Cheek Theater Productions presents “Buffalo Heights”, written by Adam Harrell, directed by TIC’s Producing Artistic Director, Jake Lipman. The production is in support of Trinity Place Shelter, a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth. Have you […]Read More “Buffalo” hits new Heights
Review by Edmond Malin Planet Connections Theatre Festivity continues to present plays that raise awareness about global issues. I caught the final, comic, moving performance of “…waiting” by Mark Levy, directed by Kristen Keim. This production is in support of The Samaritans of New York, a suicide prevention organization. As the story opens, Mark Levy is […]Read More Worth the “…waiting”