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Stephen Nunns

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  • 11 years ago

    It's sad to think that after all this time some folks still cling to the silly Romantic idea that true art comes via madness. I suppose the truth—that art is really the result of intelligence and stick-to-it-iveness—is not as sexy, but d...

  • 11 years ago

    Magic realism can be daunting. Even the most experienced literary practitioners have moments when they stumble—when the sudden insertion of wild flights of fantasy in otherwise realistic plots is more confounding than enlightening. That said,...

  • 11 years ago

    In his program note, director–co-writer–chief instigator Robert O'Hara claims that Partial Comfort Productions' Play "was conceived as an exercise in the Craft of Playwriting." Unfortunately, the piece never surpasses mere exercise. Play...

  • 16 years ago

    "There's a French bistro on Avenue B," says Richard Montoya in the guise of Nuyorican elder statesman Miguel Algarín. "Fucking French bistro! The food is out of this world." In Culture Clash's Nuyorican Stories: Culture Clash in the City, t...

  • 16 years ago

    On a Thursday afternoon in early May, the ballroom in the Marriott Marquis was buzzing. The occasion: New Dramatists' spring luncheon, a fundraiser for New York's seminal refuge for playwrights. Always a schmoozefest, this year's fete was an even ...

  • 17 years ago

    When theatrical visionary Jerzy Grotowski died last month at 65, he left a long and distinguished legacy. Obituaries lumped him with Stanislavsky and Brecht and likened the Polish director to a Zen master. For a generation of experimental theater ...

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