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2012 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • David Henry Hwang, Amy Herzog, and Thomas Bradshaw Talk Art, Cash, and Duping Joe Papp

    published September 19, 2012

    Think of it as a casual Kings County salon: Three playwrights—David Henry Hwang, Amy Herzog, and Thomas Bradshaw—nestled on a sofa,... More >>

  • Red-Handed Otter: Ethan Lipton's Pet Project

    published September 19, 2012

    Ethan Lipton’s Red-Handed Otter at the Cherry Lane opens with a dead cat. In the hands of most New York playwrights, this would... More >>

  • FINAL FANTASY

    published September 12, 2012

    Adam Rapp is among our most restless and prolific playwrights. His dramas (seemingly one or more per year) bounce around in genre, time, and tone,... More >>

  • Fall Arts Guide 2012: Theater

    published September 5, 2012

    'Disgraced' Performances begin October 7 Ayad Akhtar has little to feel ashamed about. A longtime stage and film actor,... More >>

  • Fall Arts Guide 2012: Writer Nathan Englander Relieves Some Theater Urges

    published September 5, 2012

    In early August, on the sort of sun-soaked morning that makes New York seem a plausible place to summer, Nathan Englander sits in a Clinton... More >>

  • Tender Napalm: Naughty Bits and Naughty Brit

    published August 29, 2012

    Can a single 100-minute play raise a city’s terror-alert rating? Sensors somewhere must have twitched at the threats uttered during... More >>

  • The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

    published August 29, 2012

    Never let it be said that the Amoralists don’t come out swinging. Derek Ahonen’s theater troupe goes balls out in this revival of... More >>

  • Bird in the Hand

    published August 29, 2012

    The song of the flamingo isn’t particularly elegant—a swift and screechy caw. Nevertheless, playwright Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas... More >>

  • BLOOD TIES

    published August 29, 2012

    Playwright Alexander Dinelaris (Still Life, The Chaos Theories, Zanna Don’t!) takes his filial duties seriously—across two... More >>

  • Job

    published August 29, 2012

    Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. Really, really, really bad things—as when Job’s homes collapse, wealth evaporates,... More >>

  • Mr. Satan Goes to Wall Street

    published August 15, 2012

    Some of the Occupy Wall Street rhetoric regarding bankers and bonuses grew pretty fierce, yet few actually accused them of devil-dealing. Yet in... More >>

  • The Train Driver

    published August 15, 2012

    The end of apartheid was an unquestioned good for South Africa, but it did seem to somewhat derail Athol Fugard's career. One of the... More >>

  • Dreamgirls

    published August 15, 2012

    “One Night Only”? Hardly. Though this 1981 musical has recently enjoyed a movie adaptation and a national tour, the Harlem Repertory... More >>

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    Class Action Listings

    published August 8, 2012

    Theater and Performing Arts Dying is easy, comedy is hard, says the old adage, but according to the "acting is easy" philosophy... More >>

  • Fringe Binge, 2012

    published August 8, 2012

    Does New York City need a Fringe festival? Of course not. Theatrical alternatives already abound. Numerically, Off- and Off-Off Broadway... More >>

  • THEATER WORKOUT

    published August 8, 2012

    Go West, young festival. Since its scrappy beginnings 16 years ago on the Lower East Side on the edge of gentrification, the New York... More >>

  • Black Milk Rails Away

    published August 1, 2012

    You won't mistake the set of Vassily Sigarev's Black Milk for Grand Central. Really, it makes even Port Authority seem hygienic. This... More >>

  • Miss Lilly Gets Boned

    published July 18, 2012

    Having written about slutty military wives and lusty widows, Bekah Brunstetter turns her word processing platform to a different kind of... More >>

  • A King of Infinite Space

    published July 18, 2012

    Hamlet has never lacked for words. One of Shakespeare’s longest plays, it runs nearly four hours uncut. But writer Mandy Alvarado... More >>

  • Melancholy Play

    published July 18, 2012

    So much for the notion of 13 as an unlucky number. Since its founding in 2003, 13P has produced a slew of plays—not all equally successful,... More >>

  • Baal

    published July 18, 2012

    Bertolt Brecht called for a theater that would have the same excitement as a boxing ring. JACK, a new space in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, will... More >>

  • New Girl in Town

    published July 18, 2012

    Whoring, drunkenness, old salts, questionable dialect—doesn’t it make you want to sing? If so, you can step onboard for a revival of... More >>

  • The Lincoln Center Festival Mounts Three Tom Murphy Plays

    published July 11, 2012

    For Irish playwright Tom Murphy, home is where the hurt is, an adage underscored in DruidMurphy, a marathon production at the Lincoln... More >>

  • Serious Money Takes Stock of Biz-World London

    published July 11, 2012

    “Greed’s been good to me!” crows Jake (Mat Nakitare), a young trader in Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money, now... More >>

  • Macbeth

    published July 11, 2012

    The Scottish play has 28 speaking roles and the Scottish actor Alan Cumming will play all of them in the National Theatre of Scotland’s... More >>

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