Currently Browsing: Opinion/POV
With every year that passes I always circle around to a couple of the same realizations and conclusions.
The first is that linear time is a scam (more on this some other time), the second is what an idiot I had been the year before (someone’s God, give me mercy), and the third is the sneaking anxiety and inkling that I am in a race against time (even though the idea of constant progression is false, I believe).… read more.
The way VAN GOGH – The Immersive Experience (which is currently touring across the United States) uses technology to present the extraordinary work of 19th Century painter Vincent van Gogh is truly awe-inspiring. That said, however, I am deeply troubled by how little acknowledgement is given to the work of the woman who labored tirelessly to ensure that history would remember him.… read more.
Dressed in Puritan garb, an ensemble cast shouts “Lock Her Up!” while encircling a woman with her hands tied behind her back.
This anachronistic scene – deliberately echoing televised news reports which first appeared in 2016 – marks the end of Act 1 of Sarah Ruhl’s new play Becky Nurse of Salem, currently onstage at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E.… read more.
We unlocked a gold mine during COVID by increasing accessibility to theater. Will others follow?
FF2 Guest Post by Danielle DeMatteo
Theater used to be a truly community event. The origins of theater reach as far back as society itself: community members gathering in a common space to watch religious ceremonies and morality plays.… read more.
My lockdown before COVID-19 was hell.
Guest Post by Susana Aldanondo
I refer to it as my time in ‘inferno,’ a time spent in a tiny miserable town in the middle of nowhere, where I turned a room inside an uninhabitable house into a studio. But that is a story for another day.
With the onset of COVID, I felt deceived.… read more.
On May 4th (~ 2 months ago), FF2 posted my review of standby Julie Benko’s opening night performance as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.
Although I have seen many Broadway performances, Julie’s performance was a rare chance to actually see a star being born, and watching her debut is a memory I will always treasure. Since then, Julie has earned many more fans.… read more.