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2007 Stories by Tom Sellar

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  • Will Eno's Oh, the Humanity and other exclamations

    published November 27, 2007

    What's the cure for metaphysical malaise? In each of the five short plays that make up Will Eno's Oh, the Humanity, someone wants to know.... More >>

  • Home on the Strange

    published November 6, 2007

    "There's a feeling I get, when I look to the west," sing the immortal rhapsodes Led Zeppelin. For writer/director/composer Richard Maxwell, that... More >>

  • Katori Hall's Hoodoo Love

    published October 30, 2007

    If living poor in the 1930s Mississippi Delta wasn't enough reason for a young African-American woman to sing the blues, the determi-ned Toulou... More >>

  • Pole Explorers

    published October 16, 2007

    If Chekhov was alive and living in Poland, he might have created this version of Krum, Hanoch Levin’s 1975 play about a man who... More >>

  • Iphigenia at Aulis

    published October 9, 2007

    This week, New York audiences can explore two major camps of post-1960s Polish theater. BAM will present Krum, a production from young... More >>

  • Two Plays Reveal the Evolution of Avant-Garde

    published October 2, 2007

    The tumultuous 1960s, with its bacchanals and revolutions, adopted Euripides' Bacchae as its main myth. In iconic stagings like the... More >>

  • Death to the Unchaste

    published September 25, 2007

    On the November night in 2003 when filmmaker Theo van Gogh was stabbed to death by an Islamist extremist in Amsterdam, Nazmiye Oral was in a tiny... More >>

  • Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas's Coming-of-Age Play

    published September 18, 2007

    To escape his forbidding mother and bullying brother, sensitive young Reiderico (Jon Norman Schneider) spends lonely hours gazing down into his... More >>

  • The Dark Secrets of the Belgian Avant-Garde

    published September 11, 2007

    Anyone who thinks Ivo van Hove is a formalist or "auteur" director can find plenty of incriminating evidence in his rehearsal room. On a recent... More >>

  • The Summer of My German Epic

    published July 3, 2007

    Call it New York's annual booster shot of world performance. With the Lincoln Center Festival opening this week, artists from 14 countries are... More >>

  • The Cynic

    published June 26, 2007

    How's this for coincidence? Potomac Theatre Project has revived Howard Barker's 1980 artist-versus-society play No End of Blame at the very... More >>

  • Lust Horizon

    published June 19, 2007

    As they take an innocent fellow's hand and lead him down to the Chocolate Factory's basement digs, friendly young ladies reveal their petticoats,... More >>

  • Meanwhile, in the Rest of the World...

    published May 15, 2007

    When avant-garde playwrights Gao Xingjian of China and Elfriede Jelinek of Austria won their Nobel Prizes for literature, in 2000 and 2004, the... More >>

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