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Theater 2020: The Season That Wasn't

It seems unlikely that live performance will happen again in 2020. We usually do a wrap-up at the end of the year of our most memorable theater experiences. With only a ...

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020): Viola Davis as Ma Rainey. Cr. David Lee / Netflix

Review: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Netflix

An electric Viola Davis glows with sweat, rouge, and power in this successfully filmed version of August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  If she is the immovable object in this ...

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Pic 1. Donna Brickwood delivers a sermon as Mentress and Guide.

Review: Joinification Ceremony for the Church of FemAnimism

In these socially-distant times, can we find ways to enjoy live performance together? Sibyl Kempson and her company, 7 Daughters of Eve, have invented an online form that shows we ...

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Stage Managing One Zoom At A Time

In early March, things were normal. Clarissa Ligon was production stage manager on Vineyard Theatre’s Dana H., which had four weeks remaining in its acclaimed, twice-extended run. Hannah Woodward was two days ...

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Review: Animals at Williamstown Theatre Festival/Audible

Wine flows freely in Animals, a crackling new play by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. So do insults, recriminations, and long-simmering resentments. This dinner party from Hell, co-produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival and ...

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Review: Romantic Songs of the Patriarchy at the Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

A veritable snowstorm of misogyny falls in this galvanizing installation performance from artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Nicole Serratore reviews.

12 July


When the Theaters Reopened: Observations from South Korea

Thermal cameras, hand sanitizer, and masks are the new normal for theaters in Korea. Hansol Oh saw 10 shows there and reports on her summer of theatergoing.

29 August


Review: Current at Arts Brookfield

Zuccotti Park

An audio installation leads you on a walk through Lower Manhattan and offers an invitation to the multiverse of New York City. Nicole Serratore reviews.

27 June


Review: What If If Only at NAATCO (online)


Caryl Churchill's latest goes by in a flash and leaves you wishing for more. Loren Noveck reviews.

10 June


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Review: Hymn to the City at Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery

Death of Classical and the New York Philharmonic team up to present a moving (emotionally and physically) concert across the expanse of Green-Wood Cemetery. Lane Williamson reviews.

8 June


Review: This American Wife


Interrogating twirling housewives and the performance of realness, this satirical offering from Fake Friends works best when using its own voice. Nicole Serratore reviews.

26 May

Nicole Serratore

Theater of Your Mind: Closet Dramas and More

Various theater-adjacent projects offer alternatives for reading and interpreting theater at home. Nicole Serratore explores closet dramas and their ilk.

Exeunt Staff

Theater 2020: The Season That Wasn’t

With a shortened 2020 theater season, we focus on the exciting artists we came across in 2020 and who we want to see more from in a post-pandemic theater world order.

Joey Sims

How The Doors Were Opened, and What Comes Next

The George Floyd protests opened up theater lobbies and has prompted a new dialogue about theater and race. Joey Sims investigates.

Joey Sims

Stage Managing One Zoom At A Time

Stage managers pivot to Zoom. Joey Sims reports on how this job has shifted in pandemic times.

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Review: Brother, Brother, at New York Theatre Workshop (online)


Radio play meets lush picture book meets dark fairy tale in Aleshea Harris's new online work. Loren Noveck reviews.

25 May


Review: A Dozen Dreams at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place

Twelve playwrights and a team of designers bring pandemic dreams to life in an art installation/immersive theatre odyssey at the Brookfield Place mall. Lane Williamson reviews.

18 May


Review: Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord at NYTW


Kristina Wong's solo show about her mutual aid efforts during the pandemic documents this moment in Asian American history. Nicole Serratore reviews.

17 May


Review: All the Different Ways That Commodore Matthew Perry Could Have Died


A short theater-animated hybrid confronts the history of Commodore Matthew Perry with humor and lamentation. Nicole Serratore reviews.

3 May

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10 May
Exeunt Staff

Online Theater: The Familiar vs. The New

Our critics gather to talk about what theater they are watching online and why.

5 May
Loren Noveck

Viral Content for Our Viral Moment?

Loren Noveck muses on capturing a little bit of live theater's spark in Instagram monologues.

17 April
Joey Sims

Finding Connection With Theater Online

While the impact of online theater varies, Joey Sims finds there is still connection to be made and even something new to discover.

28 March
Nicole Serratore

Letter from the Editor

Thinking of you all during this unprecedented moment.