American Theatre: The Dangers of AI Intoxication (Prometheus Firebringer)

“Can theatre artists use the tools of Big Tech to dismantle its influence?” “The piece riffs on the lost final play of Aeschylus’s Prometheus trilogy as a way of thinking about the relationship between technology and power. On one side of the stage, everything is made by commercially available AI products: A set of AI-generated…Read More »

New York Times: Shows to Take in This Spring and Fall (Waiting for Godot)

“Some classics, like this 1953 Samuel Beckett tragicomedy, continue to attract actors and directors aiming to make their mark. Having (ahem) played Estragon in college, I confess the play has a long-lasting appeal to me and seeing Michael Shannon take on the role in this Theater for a New Audience production sounds especially exciting. Arin…Read More »

Orpheus Descending New York Times Feature

‘Maggie Siff and Erica Schmidt on a Williams Play ‘Shot Through With Desire’ “Orpheus Descending,” a rarely revived play about the treatment of outsiders, has only become more meaningful for its star and its director. Read more from The New York Times here. Orpheus Descending is playing now through August 6. Click here to learn more and buy…Read More »

Orpheus Descending Review: The New York Sun

“The tender side of Tennessee Williams… stage and screen veteran Maggie Siff and Pico Alexander are supported by an excellent ensemble under Erica Schmidt’s unflinching direction in this new production. Maggie Siff gives a performance of sinuous wit and ferocious resolve, showing us the life force that burns beneath Lady’s bitter frustration making her tragic…Read More »

Orpheus Descending Review: The New Yorker

“Siff is a powerful performer who maintains a taut string of connection with the audience…The direction is fluid and affecting.” Read more from The New Yorker here. Orpheus Descending is now playing through August 6. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Orpheus Descending Review: The New York Review of Books

“EXCELLENT ACTING AND DIRECTION …the brilliant ANA REEDER (Vee Talbot) …. JULIA McDERMOTT (Carol Cutrere), the outspoken, damaged scion of privilege….PICO ALEXANDER (as Val ) and especially MAGGIE SIFF (as Lady) imbue their roles with the gravity and wit. Siff’s wounded intensity is consistently plausible and affecting. We need to believe that Lady’s recklessness—carrying on…Read More »

Orpheus Descending Lighting & Sound America Review

“I wonder if the new season will produce another reclamation job as accomplished as Erica Schmidt‘s staging of this trouble-plagued Tennessee Williams work. Accomplished…gripping…a portrait of a small Southern town ruled by deadening Puritanism and brute force. It’s a way of life that crushes the weak, sensitive, or eccentric and it looks a lot like parts of America…Read More »

BroadwayWorld: Orpheus Descending Cast Announcement

“Maggie Siff, Pico Alexander & More to Star in ORPHEUS DESCENDING at TFANA. Orpheus Descending is TFANA’s first production of a play by Tennessee Williams and the final production of TFANA’s 22-23 Season.” Read more from BroadwayWorld here. ORPHEUS DESCENDING runs July 9 through August 6. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

American Theatre: Director Arin Arbus Branches out with Des Moines

“Known for her lively, no-gimmick stagings of Shakespeare with Theatre for a New Audience, the director is branching out with Des Moines. Arbus said she’d been interested in directing Des Moines—a five-character play about an impromptu gathering in the city of its title that becomes something much deeper and stranger—since she read it in 2013. She…Read More »

Playbill: Des Moines Cast Announcement

“Johanna Day, Michael Shannon, Heather Alicia Simms, and more to star in TFANA’s Des Moines.” Read more from Playbill here. DES MOINES runs November 29, 2022 through January 1, 2023. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.