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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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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: 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: Audience at La Mama

La Mama

A 1975 play by Václav Havel, brought to life with marionettes, remains relevant in our age of technological surveillance. Juliet Hindell reviews.

6 February

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: Endgame at the Irish Repertory Theatre

Irish Repertory Theatre

Beckett's play is revived, but doesn't fully come to life in a new production starring Bill Irwin and John Douglas Thompson. Lane Williamson reviews.

2 February

Reviews

Review: Jennifer Simard: Can I Get Your Number? at 54 Below

54 Below

A lauded Broadway comedian shows more range in an exciting solo cabaret debut. Lane Williamson reviews.

24 January

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Reviews

Review: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner at Under the Radar

Public Theater

How do you act out a Tweetstorm? Jasmine Lee-Jones's Under the Radar show wants to show you. Loren Noveck reviews.

14 January

Reviews

Review: Are we not drawn onward to new erA at BAM Fisher

BAM Fisher

Ontroerend Goed's piece in Under the Radar plays a beautiful trick. Loren Noveck reviews.

6 January


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: Ain’t No Mo’ at the Belasco Theatre

Belasco Theatre

An electric new play about Blackness in America comes to Broadway. Nicole Serratore reviews.

21 December

Reviews

Review: Ye Bear & Ye Cubb at 59E59

59E59 Theaters

A comical imagining of an early American play fails to get the audience on board for its idea of fun. Nicole Serratore reviews

19 December

Reviews

Review: Des Moines at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Denis Johnson's play gives us an evening in limbo with an exceptional cast. Loren Noveck reviews.

17 December

Reviews

Review: Ohio State Murders at the James Earl Jones Theatre

James Earl Jones Theatre

Audra McDonald's searing performance anchors Adrienne Kennedy's belated Broadway debut. Loren Noveck reviews.

16 December


More Features

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.