Anthony Rapp is ready. On a recent evening, he was at the National Theatre. Along with the rest of the If/Then company, he was rehearsing that show’s finale. He told me about looking out into the audience, empty of patrons, and imagining the seats filled.
Archives for November 6, 2013
The Immortal Jellyfish
Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality? Last winter, when The New York Times Magazine ran a feature under that headline, the idea of a creature that lives on and on with no biological death captured many readers’ imaginations. Turns out it’s real. It’s a hydrozoa called Turritopsis dorhnii, and it routinely reverts from […]
Shrimp & Griots
It’s not a coincidence that so many solo performers touch on isolation in the stories they tell. These are individuals who, more often than not, had the spotlight shined on them in some way before they ever stepped onstage, and often not for the right reasons.