Raja Feather Kelly and ‘The Kill One Race’: TV and Theater

There’s actuality and there’s fiction: a simple distinction to make, proper? Well issues aren’t all the time so lower and dried, particularly after we contemplate the performances we undertake in our actual lives and the fictional tales that borrow from actuality — the boundaries between what’s true and what’s false…

‘Liminality’ Is Theater of the Mind That Explores the In-Between

The phrase “liminality,” which broadly refers to intermediate or transitional areas, evokes visions of New Age-y girls with flowing scarves, armchair psychologists or insidious miracle medication in Burgess-esque dystopias. There’s a bit of all three in “Liminality” at the Museum of Future Experiences (MoFE), a venue and manufacturing studio in…

André De Shields Isn’t Done With ‘King Lear’ (or ‘Hadestown’)

ST. LOUIS — It takes André De Shields two and a half hours to lose his thoughts. His turbulent descent into insanity, as King Lear on the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival in Forest Park right here, comes with the moments of grandiosity we now anticipate from the person who received…

Control of New York’s Stages Remains in White Hands, a Study Finds

As New York’s theaters put together to reopen following the dual crises of a pandemic and rising discontent over racial inequity, a new examine which discovered that each energy and cash in the theater world have been disproportionately managed by white individuals is asking for “a fundamental paradigm shift.” The…

A Guide to Theater Festivals in New York and the Berkshires

Most summers, as vacationers pour into New York City to see theater, New Yorkers pour out to see theater elsewhere. This summer time, although, they might achieve this with further ardor. As the pandemic lifts, the pent-up demand for reside, in-person theater is first being met in the Berkshires and…

Father and Son Return to the Stage, Together. Again. No Regrets.

In his Instagram profile, Ephraim Birney describes himself as “the black sheep out of work actor in a family of black sheep working actors.” Born and raised in New York, the 24-year-old actor is the elder youngster of Reed Birney (a Tony winner in 2016 for his efficiency in “The…

Challenges Aplenty Onstage in London, With Some Fun Along the Way

LONDON — Intimations of mortality have weighed closely on our minds throughout the pandemic, so what higher work to reanimate the National Theater than “After Life,” a play set in a mysterious house between this world and the subsequent? The director Jeremy Herrin’s typically startling manufacturing, staged in conjunction with…

With Healing in Mind, Stage Collaborators Take a Dip Together

Before every little thing that occurred occurred, the playwright Lynn Nottage had a plan for wrapping up her three-show residency at Signature Theater. It can be the Off Broadway premiere of a new comedy — a play that was titled “Floyd’s” when it was first staged in Minneapolis in 2019.…

Atlantic Theater Company Announces a Premiere-Packed Season

Atlantic Theater Company will spring again to life this summer time with an formidable five-premiere season. The theater’s Off Broadway productions, introduced Tuesday, embody Sarah Silverman’s musical “The Bedwetter,” an adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Kimberly Akimbo” and a new play by Ngozi Anyanwu. Anyanwu, a playwright-actor whose work “The Homecoming…