by Lucy Gellman | Oct 9, 2015 12:56 pm
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, Allen Ginsberg’s clipped and certain tenor boomed through a loudspeaker. Starving hysterical naked/dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn.
The first lines of Ginsberg’s famous poem filled the still, slightly warm air. A glass of wine clinked in the audience.Angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry/ dynamo in the machinery of light .
by Staff | Oct 7, 2015 7:03 am
There is a fact playwright and performer Sharece Sellem likes to share with people the first time she meets them: In the 1980’s, a group of teens formed a sound that no one had ever heard, and a brotherhood that couldn’t be broken.
She likes to follow it up with a question: do they know that their story can be performed right here, in New Haven?
by Allan Appel | Oct 6, 2015 4:19 pm
“In acting, it’s not what you say but what you choose not to say” that creates the tension and dramatic momentum.
That’s his opinion—and his central challenge—said Benim Foster, the engaging young actor who plays one of the lead roles in the talky and controversial Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar.
by Sharon Benzoni | Sep 24, 2015 12:37 pm
Christopher Shinn is an award-winning Connecticut-born playwright whose new play An Opening in Time premiered at the Hartford Stage on Friday, September 17th. In this new play, an older woman returns to her Connecticut hometown in hopes of reconnecting with a former love. In an interview on WNHH radio’s “In The Moment,” Shinn told me more about the play, the creative work of production, and his thoughts on writing about the inner struggles of older adults.
by Staff | Sep 18, 2015 6:10 am
Rafael Ramos had a big family growing up. His mother, father, siblings, and some extended members he rarely saw: John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and Malcolm X.
by Chris Arnott | Aug 24, 2015 2:03 pm
This touring two-man musical whodunnit keeps most of its fun to itself.
by Allan Appel | Aug 20, 2015 12:30 pm
One is a “violence designer,” concerned with the safety of both actors and audience. The other knows how to purchase pronto a genuine 19th-century violin case on eBay, for only $30
by Brian Slattery | Aug 18, 2015 1:07 pm
Two guys. A piano. A couple props.
In other words, everything you need for a murder mystery in which Agatha Christie meets the Marx Brothers.
by Allan Appel | Aug 13, 2015 9:56 am
The bus was running wild at a “fearful speed” down Woodward’s hill.
by Chris Arnott | Aug 11, 2015 1:34 pm
Orlando, Virginia Woolf’s 1928 gender-shifting novel adapted by Sarah Ruhl, is given an unnecessarily arch staging by the Yale Summer Cabaret.