Tag Archive | Reviews

The Who and The What

Last week I saw the Huntington’s production of The Who and The What by Ayad Akhtar. When I got to the Calderwood, I was (unsurprisingly) one of the youngest people there. It was a typical Huntington audience- very white and very old. This didn’t phase or bother me too much until later on in the evening. […]

Developing the Negatives in Company One’s Really

Recently I had the opportunity to catch Company One’s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Really. And it was really damn good. The play has kept me thinking about the nature of death and memory, about how my baby brother has more picture and video footage of him than any of my grandparents, about how […]

Every Brilliant Thing

If you live a full life and you get to the end of it without ever once feeling crushingly depressed, than you probably haven’t been paying attention. –Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan I first came across Duncan Macmillan’s Every Brilliant Thing about a year ago. I had ordered a bundle of Macmillan’s plays in order […]

Theatre Criticism Part 2: Accountability

In my first post about theatre criticism, I tackled the notion of the critic, my personal biases against them, and how criticism can (and should!) intersect with dramaturgy. In this post, I’d like to talk a little bit about accountability. It’s been quite a year for this topic. It seems we always want to find […]

Theatre Criticism Part 1: What’s a Critic?

In the summer of 2014, I must have read upwards of 200 reviews. Maybe more. I was interning in the Marketing department of a major non-profit theatre in the DC area and I was tasked with finding, reading, highlighting, printing, and delivering each review of each show we did that summer to the desks of all major staff […]

Has Rocky Horror Lost its Edge?

There are droves of negative reviews for Fox’s shiny new made-for-TV special The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The one thing missing from those reviews is surprise. It seems that no one had high expectations for the film this time (warp) around. The skepticism is understandable, because the original was […]

I’m No Expert, But…

I love art museums. They have always filled me in a way that is simultaneously comforting and unexpected. I will go back to the same exhibit in a museum time and time again, just to feel that while the art itself has not changed, maybe I have, and maybe now it looks a little different than it did before. […]