PS122's COIL festival runs at various venues throughout New York City from January 5-17. Extended Play features three shows from this year's line up.
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The Working Theater recently commissioned writer/performer Dan Hoyle to collaborate with director Tamilla Woodard on a research-based theater piece set in the Bronx. They're in the process of creating "The Block," which will tour all five New York City Boroughs in Summer 2016.
Axis Ballymun is a cultural organization serving the regenerated community of Ballymun in North Dublin. Axis Program Manager Niamh Ní Chonchubhair recently gave Extended Play a tour of their facilities.
With its current productions of "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" in Dublin and "Quietly" in New York, the Abbey Theatre mines Irish history to pose universal questions about human violence.
The verbatim film musical "London Road" premieres this month in the United States. Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley spoke to Alecky Blythe, who wrote both the film and the stage play on which it is based.
This is the second part of a conversation that Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley facilitated between Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler, two artists whose work speaks to the complicated legacy of Jonathan Larson's "Rent."
On the 20th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "Rent," Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley sits down with Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler to talk about the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show. Schulman argues that Jonathan Larson plagiarized huge chunks of "Rent" from her novel "People in Trouble."
Writer/performers Ilana Becker and Emilyn Kowaleski are bringing two very different investigative theater works to Ars Nova's ANT Fest, a series that highlights emerging artists throughout the month of June.
Playwright James Nokise — a former gang member — is making his U.S. debut with "So So Gangsta," a blend of theatrical lecture and stand-up comedy, as part of the New Zealand Performance Festival at La MaMa in NYC.