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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: 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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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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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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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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Review: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Iran at Under the Radar

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What does it mean to live our lives on the backwards timeline of Instagram? Loren Noveck reviews.

11 January

Features

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


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Review: Disclaimer at Under the Radar

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A gathering of absent family by proxy jumpstarts an important conversation about Middle Eastern representation and humanity. Nicole Serratore reviews.

10 January

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Review: Borders & Crossings at Under the Radar

Public Theater

An excellent group of poems and dramatic scenes about forced migration wants to break free of its Zoom box. Juan A. Ramirez reviews.

8 January

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Review: Espíritu at Under the Radar

Public Theater

Under the Radar presents a "Marxist Lynchian nightmare" from Chilean company Teatro Anónimo that meets the anxieties of our time. Juan A. Ramirez reviews.

7 January

Reviews

Review: A Thousand Ways (Part One): A Phone Call

Phone Call

A new work by 600 Highwaymen as part of the Under the Radar festival asks strangers on a phone call to share with each other. Daniel Krane reviews.

7 January


Features
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: Pen/Man/Ship at Moliere in the Park

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Christina Anderson's script and Lucie Tiberghien's direction combine with brilliant design elements into an extremely well-executed piece of digital theater. Loren Noveck reviews.

21 December

Reviews

Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix

online

A stage-to-screen adaption of August Wilson's play, showcases an electric Viola Davis and an incandescent Chadwick Boseman in his final screen appearance. Nicole Serratore reviews.

18 December

Reviews

Review: Animals at Williamstown Theatre Festival/Audible

Stacy Osei-Kuffour's play may be written for the stage, but as an audio drama critic Cameron Kelsall finds it one of the strongest pivots he's encountered in the reimagined 2020 theater world.

17 December

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Review: Norm Lewis: Christmastime is Here! at Feinstein’s/54 Below

54 Below

Norm Lewis brings a hefty dose of holiday cheer to a streaming series from Feinstein's/54 Below. Lane Williamson reviews.

15 December


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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.