A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 19 to 21

With 4/20, Easter and Earth Day all approaching back-to-back, I’m sure everyone’s weekend schedules are packed. But on the off chance you have some free time in the next few days, here are some...

Ghosts Face Gentrification in ‘Where Do All the Ghosts Go?’

In a historic building just south of Union Square, modernist artist Marcel Duchamp (David Leeper) and Wild West showman Buffalo Bill (Christopher Lowe) play a game of invisible chess, while the French stage actress...

Behind the Script of Tisch’s ‘Medusa’

“Medusa,” a new musical presented by Tisch Drama’s New Studio on Broadway, sheds light on how long humans have been grappling with assault at the hands of men in power. Based on the ancient...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: April 4 to 7

Midterms are done with, and finals are still a ways away — or so I’d like to think. Why not enjoy the mid-semester lull — and the beautiful weather — by checking out one of...

Broke People Play Festival Prioritizes Process and Inclusivity

“Mosaics.” “Pansies.” “Depression Flocks to Black Youths Much Like Moths to Flames.” “A Young Adult Novel by Some White Guy.” These are some of the titles of the short plays that will be showcased...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 28 to 31

Spring has finally sprung, people! This is not a drill! Go outside and do stuff! Steinhardt’s “Opera Now: Three to See” at Provincetown Playhouse, March 28 - 31 Come see Tisch and Steinhardt faculty and students...

A Starving Artist’s Guide to Arts Events This Weekend: March 15 to 17

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday — if you want to escape the inevitable onslaught of intoxicated revelers this weekend, check out one of these arts and entertainment events. And avoid Fifth Avenue at...

Children Navigate Dark Themes in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

At the junction of childhood, trauma, post-colonialism, political murder and theater is Milo Rau’s “Five Easy Pieces.” The title is projected onto a cloud-filled screen at the play’s opening as child actress Eva Luna...

NYU Professor’s ‘NYLON’ Makes a Complex Plot Work

Nylon is a polymer plastic. It’s a long and durable molecule notable for its ability to hold things together, used in products like ropes, stockings and parachutes. In the new play “NYLON,” currently running...

‘Fiercely Independent’ Successfully Tackles Marital Ennui

Hotel rooms seem out of touch with reality; unhitched from the particularities of home and insulated from the rest of the world, they occupy some other plane of existence. It is a space onto...

Steinhardt’s ‘Radium Girls’ Spotlights Unfair Practices, Then and Now

Labor rights. Corporate corruption. Female rage. These are only a few of the hot-button topics addressed in Steinhardt Educational Theatre’s new production of “Radium Girls,” currently running at the Provincetown Playhouse. Unfolding in the...

Dramatic Writing Professor Brings Blockchain to Theater

It was late 2017, the height of the bitcoin boom, and Sofia Alvarez, playwright, screenwriter and professor in Tisch’s Department of Dramatic Writing, was looking for a way to fund her next play. The 34-year-old...
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