Showing posts from October, 2020

Review: "A Five Mile Radius" Details a Social-Media Blast Zone

  A Five Mile Radius Written by Tasha Partee Directed by Jim Furlong and Devin Klos Presented by Hudson Guild Theatre Company via YouTube October 23-25, 2020 [UPDATE 10/27/20: additional performances have been added from Friday October 30th at 7:30PM through Sunday November 1st, ending at 5PM] Top left: Stacey Wright (Edie), below left: Michelle Quintero (Caitlin), below right: Tasha Partee (Roberta). Photo credit: Devin Klos Hudson Guild, focused on the Chelsea area, provides services in the arts, education, mental health, community building and more to more than 14,000 people of varied sociocultural and socioeconomic backgrounds per year. Its dramatic arm, Hudson Guild Theatre Company (HGTC), founded in 1994, involves community members, particularly the economically disadvantaged, as spectators and participants in live theater, as well as serving "more than 4,000 low income residents of diverse cultural backgrounds and their youth in neighborhood schools." HGTC's lates

News: Live Performances of "DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley" via YouTube and Cable Oct. 22, 23, and 24 [UPDATE: now avail. through 11/15]

  Image courtesy Spin Cycle PR the american vicarious in collaboration with BRIC will broadcast  DEBATE: Baldwin vs Buckley , a live staging of the historic clash between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr.,   October 22, 23, and 24. This live staging will be streamed and broadcast via YouTube and cable. UPDATE 10/17/20:  If you missed the live streamed performances, one night’s broadcast is now available to watch anytime for free via YouTube through November 15. View it here .   “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?” This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual. The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolu

Review: "Far Away" Hits Close to Home

  Far Away Written by Caryl Churchill Directed by Cheryl Faraone Presented by PTP/NYC via YouTube October 15-18, 2020 Nesba Crenshaw (Harper), Ro Boddie (Todd), and Caitlin Duffy (Joan)  PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, has been presenting its thirty-fourth season virtually, and Caryl Churchill's 2000 play Far Away concludes this season. These performances, presented via PTP/NYC's YouTube channel , have been free, but not only are any donations welcomed by PTP/NYC but 10% of all donations benefit the National Black Theatre, the oldest continuously-operated Black theater in New York City. Assured and entertaining, PTP/NYC's production of Churchill's absurdist indictment of human violence, oppression, and tribalism feels powerfully relevant to our present moment. The play opens with a close-up of an eye, then eyes, suggesting the themes of witnessing, secrecy, and perspective to follow. Far Away , which comes in at under an hou

News: "Risk!" Storytelling Podcast Next Episode Oct 9 and Halloween Special Oct 23

  The next RISK! Live Online Show will take place on Friday, October 9 at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT  Kevin Allison ( The State ) and a fantastic crew of storytellers will come together for RISK! 's latest live online show. This show will be broadcast via a webinar format on Zoom, and will feature incredible true stories from Jamie J. Brunson, Alex Edelman, Jessieca McNabb and M.J. Kang. The price: $15, and only 100 tickets are available. Ticket link: register/3315984743950/WN_ NJDspE02Qr6PmaDe9RSWPA Coming up later in the month, the Halloween RISK ! livestream happens on Friday, October 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. This will be the show's annual Halloween show, and a special celebrity guest will be guest-hosting on this night, to be announced shortly! Listen to RISK! on your favorite podcast player . Visit RISK!’s website . Follow RISK! on Facebook . Follow RISK! on Twitter . Follow RISK! on Instagram .