If you had told me when I got a job as a hostess/busser at a small local restaurant in high school that 15 years later I would have made a career of working in restaurants, I would have laughed at you. And yet, here we are. From washing dishes to running the joint, I’ve done […]
Archives for July 13, 2018
You know when you are watching Isadora Duncan’s work. Her technique, created over a century ago, is easily recognizable. With parading skips, subtle gestures and a wide emotional vocabulary, her works were revolutionary at the turn of the 20th Century when the traditional ballet hierarchy ruled the dance world.
To put on a fresh show every night, Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) must know its audience down to the core of their prides and insecurities. The New York- and Los Angeles-based improv comedy troupe, co-founded by Amy Poehler, read D.C. like a book on press night.
Bartleby the Scrivener, in Herman Melville’s short story of the same name, was a man of massive silences, who spoke only when his employer asked him to do something. “I would prefer not to,” he would reply. His restraint and dignity gave him an inexplicable power over his environment.
D Mitchell’s Flight of the Xenophobe encases 2013 in amber to examine the issues of race and gentrification. Xenophobia comes from Greek and means a strong fear of what is foreign, so who, Flight asks, is the xenophobe?
The #MeToo era has been brought to light by unrelentingly brave female voices. Sobriety of Fear, and specifically its playwright and solo performer Shaun Michael Johnson, successfully turns the light on domestic abuse and its myriad and devastating effects on one entire family.