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Visions of Taylor Mac
Good Person of Szechwan Hits the Public

Bertolt Brecht wrote plays that are gigantic in scale, plays that seemingly mock performance and people while somehow honoring their most precious parts. Brecht’s plays came to me when I found a copy of The Visions of Simone Machard (1942) on one of those book tables near Broadway and 72nd street. I had just moved to the city.

In Conversation

ROSEMARY MOORE with Lizzie Olesker
Side Street and the Dead Possible

The idiosyncratic, dream-like plays of Rosemary Moore are not easy to define. They live just at the edge of realism, bordering on the elusive and almost surreal, creating an odd yet familiar vision.

In Dialogue

The Very Very Very Best City in the Entire World
In The Downtown Loop with Ben Gassman

Unlike nearly every playwright I know, Ben Gassman grew up in New York City. “Till I was six I lived in central Queens, a neighborhood called Rego Park,” he tells me. “I remember getting stung by a bee on my ass on the wood floor in my panel-created room just off the kitchen in our apartment. But mostly I grew up in Eastern Queens, a neighborhood called Hollis Hills.”

A Gender Bending Roadtrip Deep into the Heartland: The TEAM’s RoosevElvis

The paradox of American masculinity, as told through the iconic personas of Teddy Roosevelt and Elvis Presley, explodes on stage and screen in RoosevElvis—the TEAM’s fiercely original multimedia production and their first show to premiere in the United States.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2013

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