Posts Tagged ‘Doug Strassler’

ANTFest is Far From a Pest

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Ben Arons A Q&A with Ars Nova’s Jeremy Blocker By Doug Strassler Now in its sixth year, ANT Fest, Ars Nova’s summer festival celebrating “All New talent,” ups the ante in terms of diversity and programming. Ars Nova managing director Jeremy Blocker spoke with NYP about the festival. NYP: How was the idea for ANT Fest first [&hellip
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Augustine

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

Photo courtesy Music Box Films Alice Winocour’s debut marks a very suitable case for treatment By Doug Strassler We first meet Augustine – a kitchen servant, the title character of director-writer Alice Winocour’s impressive debut feature – in the middle of a major fit while working a very highbrow dinner. It’s a convulsion so severe I expected her character to die. [&hellip
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Sans Merci

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

SansMerci-TitusWinters Silence proves a powerful device in Johnna Adams’ new play By Doug Strassler Of all the scenes that will emblazon themselves upon the heart, as many in Sans Merci, the deeply affecting new Johnna Adams play that just opened at the Fourth Street Theater, will, the one that lingers the most is a silent one. [&hellip
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For Better or Worse

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Ayumi Sakamoto A Q & A with Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn of A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia) By Doug Strassler Real-life married couple Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn conceived of A Marriage: 1 (Suburbia), an integrated work of performance art about the trials and tribulations of marriage. The show utilizes the entirety of HERE Arts Center – including [&hellip
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Getting Owned

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

OWNEDPOSTERWEBSITE A Q&A with the company of the new Knife Edge show Actors Don DiPaolo and Neil Holland and director Sam Helfrich, of theater company Knife Edge Productions, reunite after 2011’s successful run of the Stephen Belber show Tape with the new production of Owned. Penned by another major playwright, Drama Desk nominee Julian Sheppard, Owned [&hellip
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Every Day They Write the Book: Francois Ozon’s In the House

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

Photo courtesy Cohen Media Group The French film is part social commentary, part unabashed soap opera It’s always nice to see a work of art that values the art of creation – particularly the act of observant writing. Such is the case with In the House, the latest satire-cum-thriller from French auteur François Ozon. Adapting Juan Mayorga’s play, House is [&hellip
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Rattlestick Branching Out: A New York Theatre Company Goes National

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Daniel Talbott’s ‘Slipping’ is the first LA production for the NYC company The Off-Broadway theatre community isn’t a geographical location as much as a mental one, a notion that Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has embraced wholeheartedly as it expands its base all the way from New York’s West Village to Hollywood. Slipping, the well-received play written [&hellip
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Good With People is Worth the Check-In

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Carol Rosegg “J’accuse?” It’s one of the first lines uttered in David Harrower’s layered play, Good With People, currently shining at 59E59 as part of its Brits Off Broadway festival. Those familiar with history will understand this statement’s implications of cruelty, equally apt in the time of writer Emile Zola in nineteenth century France as well as [&hellip
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An Unexpected Family: ’50 Children’ Documents a Holocaust Miracle

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

A new documentary about a bright spot in one of humanity’s darker periods premieres on HBO. Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus, the new documentary by Steve Pressman, recounts the story of Eleanor and Gilbert Kraus. Some may know of this Philadelphia couple who helped rescue, as [&hellip
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His Name is Ari Brand

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Up close and personal with the ‘Asher Lev’ star Among the Goliaths storming the New York City boards this year – Tony winners like Douglas Hodge, Shuler Hensley and Nathan Lane as well as marquee names like Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks have or will graced the stage this season – one David has demonstrated remarkable [&hellip
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