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Time Out NY (review): Fefu and Her Friends

“A play can be like a symphony, rapturous in a way that surpasses logic. María Irene Fornés’s ingenious Fefu and Her Friends is such a work, and this revival from director Lileana Blain-Cruz is nothing short of exquisite. Though the play hasn’t been performed Off Broadway since its 1977 premiere, it feels as ahead of…Read More »

Playbill: Designing the Undesignable Set for Fefu and Her Friends

Behind the Scenes of Off-Broadway’s Fefu and her Friends: María Irene Fornés’ play has gone unproduced professionally in NYC for four decades, but scenic designer Adam Rigg figured out a way to make it work for the TFANA production. Fefu and her Friends. If you haven’t heard of the play, you’re not alone. The play…Read More »

NPR: At 94, Peter Brook is Still At It

“At the age of 94, director and author Peter Brook can genuinely be called a living legend. His career has stretched for over seven decades, from ground-breaking productions of Shakespeare to his nine-hour adaptation of the Sanskrit epic, the Mahabarata. His latest work is on stage now in Brooklyn. It’s called Why? and it asks…Read More »

VOGUE: Theater is Coded as a White Space

“We were all excited to try to have a theater space—which is always coded as a white space, unless it’s a very specific kind of theater—shift for the benefit of people of color. Normally, it’s the reverse; people of color have to shift to fit into the room. I thought it could be cathartic to…Read More »

JEFFREY HOROWITZ WINS OBIE FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz received an OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement on Monday, May 20, 2019. Read the New York Times and Broadway Journal articles.

AMERICAN THEATRE: Interview with Jackie Sibblies Drury

“I guess I wanted people of color generally to be acknowledged, in a way that’s complicated,” she answered with a certain hesitance. As someone who, like me, has been in situations where she was the only person of color in the audience, Drury wanted the work to acknowledge audience members who are still seen as…Read More »

NY TIMES: FAIRVIEW wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize

“Ms. Drury’s dazzling play appears at first to be a family comedy, but subverts expectations with a head-spinning shift in content and form that forces theatergoers to think in new ways about race and the white gaze. Ms. Drury, 37, said she was trying “to communicate to white people what it’s like walking around in…Read More »

VOGUE: Meet the Playwrights, Actors, and Directors Radically Reshaping Broadway

  “One of the most startlingly original voices belongs to this year’s Pulitzer winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, who has had a breakthrough season with two critically acclaimed plays on the New York stage—most recently, at Lincoln Center Theater, the exhilarating Marys Seacole, a time- and continent-hopping look at the tradition of African American women as caregivers,…Read More »

NY TIMES: How These Black Playwrights Are Challenging American Theater

“Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE.    

The New Yorker review: JULIUS CAESAR

“It’s a relief that this athletic and fluent production of Shakespeare’s perpetually relevant assassination parable, directed by Shana Cooper for Theatre for a New Audience, never draws direct lines, even winkingly, to current politics, instead allowing the audience the satisfaction of discovering the grim connections on its own.” Read the entire review in The New…Read More »