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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: 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: 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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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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Review: american (tele)visions at New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop

A family works through their trauma in the shadow of the first WalMart. Lane Williamson reviews.

29 September


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


Review: 300 el x 50 el x 30 el at the BAM Harvey Theater

BAM Harvey Theatre

The BAM Next Wave Festival kicks off with a movement-theater piece from the Belgian company FC Bergman that exposes the hidden lives of a small village. Lane Williamson reviews.

29 September


Review: Marie It’s Time at HERE

HERE Arts Center

Julia Jarcho and Jennifer Seastone are magnetic as two sides of the same character in Jarcho's latest play. Loren Noveck reviews.

23 September


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Review: Four Saints in Three Acts at The Doxsee at Target Margin Theater

The Doxsee

A Gertrude Stein opera libretto transformed into a bravura one-man show by the great David Greenspan. Loren Noveck reviews.

20 September


ONCE UPON A (korean) TIME at La MaMa

La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theater

An inventive production of Daniel K. Isaac's ambitious play on family history and folk tales. Nicole Serratore reviews.

31 August

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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Review: Oresteia and Hamlet at Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory

Writer/Director Robert Icke returns to the Armory with two productions from the Almeida Theatre presented in repertory, to disparate results. Lane Williamson reviews.

9 August


Review: Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar: All for You at 54 Below

54 Below

The two Broadway stars craft a spectacular duo cabaret show that explores their past careers and their future hopes. Lane Williamson reviews.

27 July


Happy Life at Walkerspace


A smart, funny, and complex play by Kathy Ng about the persistent ghosts in our lives (or apartments). Nicole Serratore reviews.

26 July


Review: Into the Woods at the St. James Theatre

St James Theatre

The Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine musical returns to Broadway with an impeccable cast, but an unremarkable concert staging. Lane Williamson reviews.

13 July

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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.