Tag: Sunday

  • Negro Ensemble Company's "Cabaret Émigré," a new play by Sophia Romma, directed by Charles Weldon. Clockwise from top: Randy Schein, Gwenevere Sisco, Tosh Marks, Adriana Sanases, DeLance Minefee, Dana Pelevine | Photo by Adele Bossard

    Post-Hurricane Sandy Updates | Carnegie Hall reschedules, “5 Lesbians” stranded, most shows pending

    Everywhere in New York City, Hurricane Sandy caused such disruption that only Broadway shows have actually resumed performances. That’s great for the commercial theater. But New York theater is so much more than Broadway. So here is a sampling of what’s going on: disruptions, cancellations, resumption of performances, extensions of runs, postponements, and in many cases, pending statuses

  • Culturebot Conversations on Contemporary Performance

    Culturebot’s panel discussion on citizen criticism and the arts live-streams, takes place Jan. 15

    Culturebot.org, a multidisciplinary arts and culture blog, and the Public Theater‘s Under the Radar Festival have graciously invited me to participate in a panel discussion on citizen criticism and the arts during the festival. Curated by Culturebot.org, the discussion on criticism and the arts is entitled “Everyone’s A Critic! Exploring the Changing Landscape of Arts Writing.” It follows a discussion that pits visual-art performance against contemporary performance. And it will be livestreamed at  http://www.livestream.com/newplay. The actual discussion itself takes place Sunday, January 15 at 1PM at the LuEsther Lounge @ The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street. Here is the description: As the mainstream media continues to cut its arts coverage, an increasingly diverse field of citizen journalists has filled in the gap. Some decry this as a disaster, proclaiming the death of criticism. Others characterize this as a long-overdue democratization of critical conversation. The truth is probably somewhere in between. What is the role of the arts writer in today’s society – either “professional” or “amateur”, what is the difference between a reviewer, a critic and a crank, and what does the future hold? Participants: Randy Gener (editor and critic of CriticalStages.org and in the Theater of One World) George Hunka (Superfluities Redux) Margo Jefferson (critic, author, professor) Tom Sellar (Theater magazine & Village Voice) RECOMMENDED READING: Randy Gener, “In Search of a Criticism Without Borders” (Critical Stages) Randy Gener, “Criticism in the Hybrid Newsroom” (American Theatre magazine) Randy Gener, “Notes on Heart and Mind, or the Promise of Criticism in the Republic of Broken Dreams (American Theatre magazine) Michael Kaiser, “The Death of Criticism” (Huffington Post) George Hunka, “Criticism dies, again” (Superfluities Redux) Jeremy Barker, “Why Aren’t Audiences Stupid?” (Culturebot) Andrew Horwitz, “Why Aren’t Audiences Stupid?(Andy Version)” (Culturebot).