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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: 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: 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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Reviews

Review: Medicine at St. Ann’s Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse

Daniel Krane finds not a lot to hold on to in Enda Walsh's "brusque and often alienating" new play.

26 November

Features

Going to the Theater is Weird These Days

Playwright and performer Kev Berry offers a personal essay in which he grapples with returning to theatre after the shutdown and his own journey to sobriety.

9 November


Reviews

Review: Morning Sun at New York City Center – Stage I

New York City Center - Stage I

Simon Stephens' new play focuses on the ordinary life of one woman in Greenwich Village, but what makes the ordinary worth depicting on stage? Lane Williamson reviews.

23 November

Reviews

Review: Trouble in Mind at the American Airlines Theatre

American Airlines Theatre

Alice Childress's long-delayed Broadway debut marries simmering rage and sharp satire, and holds an uncomfortable mirror up to the theater world we still inhabit. Loren Noveck reviews.

18 November

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Review: Cullud Wattah at the Public Theater

Public Theater

Erika Dickerson-Dispenza's award-winning play won't let us look away from the tragedy of Flint, Michigan. Loren Noveck reviews.

18 November

Reviews

Review: Diana, The Musical at the Longacre Theatre

Longacre Theatre

With a stellar cast and witty lyrics, this lavish bio-musical subscribes firmly to the view that the late Princess of Wales was a saint in a golden cage. Juliet Hindell reviews.

17 November


Features
Hansol Oh

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.

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.

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Reviews

Review: Assassins at Classic Stage Company

Classic Stage Company

A jumbled production brings down the first rate cast in this revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical. Lane Williamson reviews.

15 November

Reviews

Review: Preparedness at HERE

HERE Arts Center

Hilary Miller and the Bushwick Starr present an incisive, if not groundbreaking, black comedy about workplace violence and robot cats. Loren Noveck reviews.

12 November

Reviews

Review: Nollywood Dreams at MCC Theater

Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space

Jocelyn Bioh takes on the world of Nigerian cinema in her delightful new play. Juliet Hindell reviews.

11 November

Reviews

Review: while you were partying at Soho Rep

Soho Rep

Simple ingredients add up to "a bare-knuckled punch to the face" in this new work at Soho Rep. Daniel Krane reviews.

11 November


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24 June
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.


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.