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Eric and Max McLean Discuss C.S. Lewis's Greatest Sermon

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:13 min | 1 d ago

Eric and Max McLean Discuss C.S. Lewis's Greatest Sermon

"I'm talking about one of my favorite subjects ever C. S. Lewis, the author, the Christian apologist, talking to a dear friend, max McLean. Max, you've spent much of your life bringing Lewis to life on the stage. I've seen you do a number of things. They blur together in my mind. I can't remember divorce. Okay, so screw tape, the great divorce and the most in convert, which I saw what? Three years ago, I don't know. It was it opened in New York. It ran for 15 weeks in New York in 2016. Well, not only that, but I was privileged, I think in either maybe it was 2005 to see you it might have been after that, to see you give the sermon the weight of glory. The saint Mary's church in Cambridge, that's the place where Lewis gave that sermon in the 50s, I guess, 41. 41. Really? Wow. One of his most famous sermons. And it's funny as a sermon because, you know, people have different ideas of what sermons are. This is just like a spectacular essay that's also a sermon. But you memorize the whole thing. That was pretty influential in the writing of this play. In fact, the it concludes with a good bit of a weight of goy. There are no ordinary people. We've never met a mere mortal. Yeah. I'll say. I want to convert a lot of what Louis wrote into hard boiled 30s dialog. Gee joy your swell. She probably spoke like that as a New Yorker. You've done so much of this, but to bring it to the screen because that's to me, it's always been one of the frustrations of theater, is that only so many people get to the theater, and that there is something when you can put it on the screen, of course, it's different. But you had our friend Norman stone turn it into a

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Celine Dion delays her Las Vegas residency due to muscle spasms

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | Last week

Celine Dion delays her Las Vegas residency due to muscle spasms

"Singer Celine Dion is delaying her new Las Vegas show because of a health condition I marches are a letter with the latest Salim DM's managements and she's dealing with severe and persistent muscle spasms that prevent her from performing D. and says in a statement she has been working on the show for eight months and she is saddened beyond words D. on show at the resorts world theatre was supposed to begin November fifth the shows in November January and February have been delayed but no new dates were announced DM still plans to resume her

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Observation

Bald and Blonde

04:38 min | Last week

Observation

"It is very helpful to observe. But now i would like to bring in very different aspect to observation and i think that is very healthy to acquire as skill. Let's say i'm observing someone who slowing temper tantrum or is lake traffic rage. And i'm sitting next to them on the passenger seat so now when i engaged in it emotionally meaning when my energy is in motion by either i feel embarrassed that my partner or my driver is throwing a fit on the road or i feel poorly about those people that i yelled at Or honked at or some visuals shown at some people get cramps in the middle fingers. So you know what i'm referring to end when we nevertheless become the observer and just observed. What's a surveillance. Camera would observe so a hassle. There's somebody driving. A car seeming the frustrated and responding towards their frustration into the open world quite verbally quite physically honking and soundly and then therefore when we only observe it then we do not get tangled up with it or tangled in with. I'm wishy here. i feel white. You're saying brush stepping back in observing way also step back from the russian yes so we don't get caught shopping which i believe that is very helpful. Yes because distance is very helpful. Because when i believe it is all about me then. My energy is in motion. And then i can be emotional. I'm not saying to become a rock and so no emotions at all but we let's invest wisely. So when i'm observing. Let's say to people are doing. And i am not the subject so i am not the subject matter in this case then i can just assume as if i was watching a movie on a screen or in the movie theater and i can put up my legs. And pop the popcorn and observe the show hopefully enjoy ably so and sometimes not so much. But now here's a very good point to this. When we are the observer then we have less tendency to get involved and also. We remain less judgmental. Why that's a good point when you and i sit in the movie theater. And we're watching the newest flick. That's just our in such amazing advertisement that we saw about it and teaser about it and a trailer and we saw people talk about it and now we're sitting in the movie theater and let's say one of us you are. I i volunteer. So i don't like the movie can happen because i'm very picky. Were comes to movies. I admit and then let's say i don't really enjoy the movie too. I kept up and scream and yell at the screen at dow. Do it wrong. No don't do that. Why would you do that. No i don't like you doing that stopping. No i would not do that. Because people probably would call nine one one and bringing me in some closed quarters so i'm sitting there and not taking it personally. I can still feel emotional about the story. That's going on the movie screen. Tv and that's okay. But i still don't take it personally. It may trigger nevertheless some of my emotional baggage that i'm so carrying with me. let's say you and i see a young mother on the tv screen. Single abandoned tortured hurt reactive disappointed victim. We may reflect on times of our lives each one of us individually and subjectively and then become emotional about that so may trigger staffing but we are observing it. and when. I'm aware that i'm observing it. Whatever it is than i have a distance you see. Yeah and it's smart should be an observer. It's very smart to be an observer not necessarily than to jump in and figure it out myself like you mentioned occasionally someone introduces some new skill to you at all yet let me try it different aspects of observations. Yes of course. I am observing it then. I wanna learning by doing yes. Supreme puerta

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Latest James Bond Film Lags Behind Predecessors

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | 2 weeks ago

Latest James Bond Film Lags Behind Predecessors

"The final film with Daniel Craig as James bond's leads the box office for the weekend I marquees are loaded with the latest is he came Alex No time to die grossed fifty six million dollars this past weekend according to studio estimates putting it in the first place spot the film was released only to theaters not streaming it had been delayed more than eighteen months because of the pandemic number two this week is venom let there be carnage followed by the Adams family to Shanxi and the legend of the ten rings is in fourth and the many saints of Newark in fifth

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Los Angeles Vaccine Mandate Now in Effect and Jennifer Horn Won't Stand For It

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:33 min | 2 weeks ago

Los Angeles Vaccine Mandate Now in Effect and Jennifer Horn Won't Stand For It

"Bad. Santa phone welcome back whammo blam oh zab whammo of the blam. Oh how are we doing this fine. What what day is it today. Wednesday wins it's wednesday day. Are we doing well. You know what things are a little tough here in la. I'm fully on strike. I just started my strike about four and a half ago Yeah well the city of los angeles has now voted to make sure that people without vaccine status without you won't be able to go indoors anywhere. Basically without showing papers that means restaurants gyms movie theaters nail salons. And you know how. I like to get my. You're wrong you're wrong. You just have to go to the french laundry exactly now you the french laundry. Easy peasy but this is a pretty in fact a very significant change for la city not to be confused with la county orange county the rest of the state. Some of them are still experiencing little bits of freedom but la city. And that's where. I live in the city of los angeles Says no more. If you don't prove your vaccine status you can't go anywhere. And i gotta tell you says nothing to do with the vaccine. We could argue all day long about whether it's right or wrong vaccinated unvaccinated. If you don't stand up for freedom right now you might as well say goodbye for it. So i am not going to any place starting immediately. That requires me to show them. This is the point. It's a matter of

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Republicans Always Get Blamed...

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:42 min | 2 weeks ago

Republicans Always Get Blamed...

"Turn on fox news. As i do every night sean hannity. Who's a friend of mine known for a long time very upset with mitch. Mcconnell and the republicans it appears Over the blinking. Democrats blinked and extended the the period of time. Where we're going to have to come to a come to jesus over our national debt. They they essentially a raising the debt ceiling into december. And you know. I've got a pretty good sense of of what is important to americans those of us who spend a lot of time in the weeds or probably anxious about it. Lot of republicans think we blew a chance to kind of bend. The democrats into our submission a submission rather i think. It's so in the weeds. And i think it's political theater. Schumer is blasting the republicans after getting the debt ceiling hike past. Good good and decent people. Like sean or upset with mcconnell for again blinking and voting with democrats to let it happen a long game in washington when there's a government shutdown called who gets the blame that is a law that blame game goes back a long time and ultimately what happens. Republicans always get blamed.

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The Big Screen (MM #3849)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

The Big Screen (MM #3849)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason as everyone tries to get back to the way life used to be pre-pandemic, I've noticed a recent trend when it comes to movie advertising. And I don't know if you've seen it because it's pretty subtle. But as they talk about some of the movies that are available both on an app or on your cable box, and available in the theater at the same time, you'll always see an ad talking about you need to see this on the big screen because the movie companies want you to go back to the movie theater. They want you to watch it in the big screen because more people make money that way. I really noticed it over the weekend as my wife and I watched the many saints of Newark on our HBO Max app. Now of course we could have gone to the theater, but in all honesty, neither of us are still ready to go back to the theater, because I don't necessarily trust all the folks around me in Tennessee to wear a mask and do the right thing. So while I could have seen it on the big screen, it may have been cooler. I enjoyed it just as well in my 70 inch television set. And I know it's not quite the same thing as on a big screen movie, but it's kind of funny how we're trying to get people to go back to the theater when many of us aren't quite ready yet. I feel bad for the movie studios, but not that bad.

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The Big Screen (MM #3849)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 3 weeks ago

The Big Screen (MM #3849)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason as everyone tries to get back to the way life used to be pre-pandemic, I've noticed a recent trend when it comes to movie advertising. And I don't know if you've seen it because it's pretty subtle. But as they talk about some of the movies that are available both on an app or on your cable box, and available in the theater at the same time, you'll always see an ad talking about you need to see this on the big screen because the movie companies want you to go back to the movie theater. They want you to watch it in the big screen because more people make money that way. I really noticed it over the weekend as my wife and I watched the many saints of Newark on our HBO Max app. Now of course we could have gone to the theater, but in all honesty, neither of us are still ready to go back to the theater, because I don't necessarily trust all the folks around me in Tennessee to wear a mask and do the right thing. So while I could have seen it on the big screen, it may have been cooler. I enjoyed it just as well in my 70 inch television set. And I know it's not quite the same thing as on a big screen movie, but it's kind of funny how we're trying to get people to go back to the theater when many of us aren't quite ready yet. I feel bad for the movie studios, but not that bad.

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Reaching pre-pandemic levels, 'Venom' debuts with $90.1M

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 3 weeks ago

Reaching pre-pandemic levels, 'Venom' debuts with $90.1M

"It's probably the best news for Hollywood in more than a year and a half good evening Jan this is high it's a major sign that the movie industry is ready to say goodbye to the pandemic error the Marvel sequel venom let there be carnage did some serious damage at the box office over the weekend bringing in a whopping ninety point one million dollars in ticket sales not only does that represent the best total of any movie during the pandemic so far it also means that venom has out grossed its original which came out back in twenty eighteen all this despite the fact that the movie was expected to earn only half that amount in its debut and what is good news for Hollywood may only get better the new James Bond film hits movie theaters this coming weekend in its international debut it put up monster numbers so the movie industry is hoping that it will follow that act when it opens domestically I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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The Far Left Has Thoroughly Humiliated Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden

Mike Gallagher Podcast

00:55 sec | 3 weeks ago

The Far Left Has Thoroughly Humiliated Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden

"Real breaking news is at the far left has thoroughly humiliated. Nancy pelosi and joe biden. The real news is that the progressives the squad threatening to withhold their support for the bipartisan infrastructure package which was one point two trillion or whatever it is guess what pelosi doesn't have the votes and she knows it so she's embarrassingly defeated at least today now. I never know what they're gonna do. But at least today theater geek that i am. I can always borrow a page from a musical to apply to where we are today. Puteaux thank

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Broadway's Awake Again – and Suddenly Woke, Too?

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:15 min | 3 weeks ago

Broadway's Awake Again – and Suddenly Woke, Too?

"Is cove admission information now. I've shared that story that i experienced last night with disney's aladdin being cancelled because of the covert outbreak. And i'm daring to say publicly on a radio show with millions of weekly listeners. Does that mean the vaccines aren't quite the be all end all. They said they were allowed to even question that. I wonder if people who are and again. I don't know that number. That eight number is is an accurate number. It may have been that other people got nervous. 'cause actors. Are you know kind of a narcissistic. You know nervous bunch. They might have just refused to go on because they heard a couple of people were. That's the big thing now. Incidentally the theater community. They're all claiming they're not. They don't feel safe. they don't feel safe anymore. You know what's not. You don't feel safe about not getting a paycheck. How'd that get in. Your industry back is worrying about being woke and yelling at each other about what's not diverse enough for what is diverse. How about trying to get your industry back on track again and start. You know mounting productions. That will get you paid.

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Woke Crowd Cries Racism After 'Slave Play' Tony Awards Snub

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:52 min | Last month

Woke Crowd Cries Racism After 'Slave Play' Tony Awards Snub

"For a theater geek like me like me. Last night was the like the super bowl because it was the tony awards. I've got a friend in moulin rouge actually a few friends in moulin rouge and moulin rouge the musical. The huge winner. I was really really excited for danny burstein. Zeya a new york actor. He had just a horrific year. he's one of the stars of moulin rouge on broadway. And he's been a broadway actor for and he and his wife. Rebecca luker a real beloved couple rebecca. His wife got ls and both of them got cove head and she died last december. This past december. So he's back on stage with moulin rouge. He won his first. Tony award very gracious speech. And there's a huge controversy about the play side not the musical side you got you got musicals and you got you got plays right and the play that was expected to clean up at. The tonys was a play called slave plane. I know people who saw it and said it was a incoherent mess. It's just. I don't even know what it's about something about. It's all woke stuff about race. It's race and sexuality and you know a lot of people. I know roy just didn't like it at all but you know the woke crowd of new york being the wo- crowd it was nominated for. I think i think twelve tony awards. It was completely shut out. It didn't win a single tony so now of course come the accusations that the tony select selection committee is racist. Because everything's got to be racist. Everything is a lack of diversity. Everything about And of course. New york's broadway community is about the most diverse community in the world. But it's not enough for the woke crowd

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New film 'Dear Even Hansen' is a misfire on just about every level

The Big Picture

02:58 min | Last month

New film 'Dear Even Hansen' is a misfire on just about every level

"Let's talk about youth or at least an attempt at representing youth. I'm talking about the weekend's big release. Dear evan hansen which is in theaters on friday. Who where to begin. Amanda dear oven has what is. Dear of enhancing amanda. It is an adaptation of a tony winning musical which will come back to and it is about a young man named evan hansen. Who is having a very difficult time in high school going through some mental health issues some social anxiety issues and has been encouraged to write himself letters of you know like self belief and pas positive thinking one of these letters falls into the hands of another person and i just i'm gonna say because we need to talk about what this film okay. Another troubled student at the high school who then takes his own life and the parents of the second teen find the letter. That evan hansen has written to himself. They believe their son wrote this last letter to evan hansen before he killed himself and then assume that evan hansen. This tea and with no friends actually had a beautiful friendship with their now deceased child and the main character. Evan hansen goes along with it. And it's like yeah. He was my friend and invents a whole story and friendship and ultimately like a philosophy on how to live and connect with other people that becomes like essentially a hit. Ted talk on the internet and then he become something of a mental health advocate but really just sort of friendship at a community of care for other people a wellness figurehead popular on the internet. And and then things sort of unravel but for the most part no one is held responsible for any of the choices made in in the in the musical and the movie and then people sing songs about discovering themselves and it ends. That is the one part. I want to underline you. You just described the bones of the story very accurately and it's a musical. This story is a musical and so of course. The character is break into song as the story unfolds. I thought this was very troubling movie. A movie that really did not work for a variety of reasons. I think neither you. Nor i saw the show on broadway and so we don't really have a relationship to the show. It was a big hit and of course it. Was tony winning. But it is. Unnerving film is unnerving in a in a variety of

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'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | Last month

'Notting Hill,' 'The Duke' director Roger Michell dies at 65

"Director Roger Mitchell has died at the age of sixty five according to his family details on his death were not given our margins are a letter with a look at his career you have a stomach bug I could have a step up Roger Mitchell's most famous film is Notting hill with Hugh grant and Julia Roberts for a time it was the highest grossing British film ever Mitchell also me changing lanes with Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson as well as Venus with Peter o'toole Mitchell also directed for British theatre productions his TV adaptations include Jane Austen's persuasion and the Buddha of suburbia in the nineteen nineties

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Mike Will Star as Daddy Warbucks in the South Carolina Children’s Theatre Production of 'Annie'

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:39 min | Last month

Mike Will Star as Daddy Warbucks in the South Carolina Children’s Theatre Production of 'Annie'

"I am very excited. That plans are coming together. Tickets are on sale for anne and south carolina the south carolina children's theatre and yours truly will once again be playing. Oliver warbucks the billionaire. Who adopts little orphan. annie. They're gonna christian this beautiful new theater. That was ready to go but was of course delayed because of the pandemic. We were supposed to do this last year. But now the production of annie is going to be presented in all of its glory. Listen a lot of challenges. But we're going to do it. And we're going to do it safely and effectively and powerfully. And we're going to have a great production in a brand new theatre on gusta in greenville south carolina and is gonna take place between thanksgiving and christmas. Which is the perfect. Time to mount a production of annie. One of america's most beloved musicals. I make a pretty good daddy warbucks. And i'm going to get my head shave so you're gonna see me bald as a cue ball pretty soon and i'm going to give you a heads up if you're in the upstate. I'm already been trying to snag. Some tickets for friends and family and tickets are going pretty quick so s. c. children's theatre dot org is the site for the tickets to get It's it's only a couple of hundred seats in the theaters brand new theatre beautiful intimate theatre state of the art. And i can't wait. This is going to be a great celebration between thanksgiving and christmas in the upstate. south carolina. If you listen to his on ninety four five the answer let me give you a quick heads up. You wanna snag tickets quickly. Probably good espec- children's theatre dot org. Se children's theatre dot

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Republicans Feel No Pressure to Raise the Debt Ceiling

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:15 min | Last month

Republicans Feel No Pressure to Raise the Debt Ceiling

"Biggest story of the day. Democrats unveil new plan to fund government suspend debt ceiling as major showdown with the gop looms. I'll talk about this later. There is no showdown nothing looming. Democrats do your job. The republicans aren't going to help you raise the debt limit. They're not going to help you. Pass the reconciliation. But you can do. Both you've got the votes worked out among yourselves. You're running everything. Everything is on u They do not however in the washington post after the immigration ruling by the senate parliamentarian quote. Democrats wants sweeping agenda continues to shrink. Aren't we sad. But legacy media being legacy media. They do what they always do which is right the same headline new york times. Democrats do pare spending bill with raising debt. Ceiling pressuring gop. There is no pressure. The gop isn't going to raise the debt ceiling mitch. Mcconnell said that months ago. I'll play it for you later. Leader mccarthy said the same month ago. They're not doing it. They're not playing this game. There is no performance theater. Legacy media is trying to create an issue that the republicans are somehow the problem. The democrats run everything. The democrats can raise the debt sailing. Democrats go rate. The debt ceiling

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How the Wokeness Is Killing the Simple Joy of Sports

The Dan Bongino Show

02:33 min | Last month

How the Wokeness Is Killing the Simple Joy of Sports

"I caught up on this, Uh 30 for 30, ESPN special at the 1986 Mets, the World Series team. Jim is a big Mets fan producer, Jim and he had told me this is such a great show. You got to watch it. So I sat down for four hours. I couldn't turn away the 1986 Mets, and it reminds me I was a Yankees fan, not a Mets fan, but I was very happy to Mets won the 1986 World Series. I was a kid and I was I was 12. I mean, you know, I'm not thinking about solving the world's problems at 12 years old. But I was happy for them. My mom was a Mets fan and that stunning World Series victory, of course with the Bill Buckner era and it's a real shame, because you know, Bill Buckner is such a great player and became You know, it's infamous for that one plane he shouldn't have. He was such a great player throughout his career. I mean, it was just right. Jim Buckner was a great hitter. I mean, if phenomenal player and it's really a shame that a lot of people just associated with that one moment But I watched that upset victory. The Mets come back in the ninth, and I remember just losing my mind being so happy for my mom and she was screaming, jumping up and down and this guy Phil's house we were at it was a friend of Of hers at the time. But Comey thinking How mad I am now. I don't mean like man at the world are mad at you. I mean mad at what the sports world. Dead. I had such special memories and I was a kid sports. I did I, uh, you know those moments. You you all know. I mean, if your guys ladies out there you were at a game with your dad or your mom or whatever, and home run gets hit in the beard gets thrown in the air and everything like that. People throw and popcorn, peanuts, crackerjacks all over the place. Whatever. Everybody's just going nuts together something about the collective energy of the crowd. Sports brings us that. It's a form of entertainment. You don't see that the movie theater, right? I mean, very rarely in a movie theater. You know, you're not watching, like return to the Jedi, where Luke Skywalker throws Darth Vader over the thing, and everybody gets up in cheers. That just doesn't happen. But it happens in sports, right and those moments I missed them. I've been, uh, stranger to sports for the last few years because of the Wokeness and I just don't want to. It's just not my thing. I just can't take it and I'm really mad. Like many of you are There's a special moments to me. I remember every second of that 1986 Mets World Series. I remember there was sitting at the end of the couch on the right side. And this guy Phil's house watching that And that feeling of elation and joy. Why'd you have to take that from us?

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Alfred Wegner Takes Continental Drift to the Next Level

Everything Everywhere Daily

02:19 min | Last month

Alfred Wegner Takes Continental Drift to the Next Level

"It was a really interesting guy. Born in eighteen eighty in germany got his degree in astronomy but became meteorologist which was still a rather new field at the time. His primary interest was in the northern polar regions. And how air circulated. He participated in four expeditions to greenland and was one of the first meteorologist to adopt the use of weather balloons. However meteorology and expeditions to greenland aren't what alfred wegener is best known for its for his contributions to geology and geophysics. The idea that he is remembered for began innocently enough on christmas day nineteen ten. He was at his friend's house when he began looking at his brand new world. Atlas he made the observation that south america and africa seemed like they fit together like pieces in a puzzle. I should that he was far from the first person to notice this once. Decent maps began being published. In the last part of the sixteenth century people. i observed the same thing. The first person we know of who made the observation was dutch. Cartographer abraham or telling us or telling us created the first modern atlas in fifteen seventy which means he was probably the first person to have the idea because no one before that really had a good grasp of the geography of the continent's william colby wrote in his book on geologic history. Quote abraham are telling us in his work to doris geographic suggested that the americas were torn away from europe and africa by earthquakes and floods and went on to say the vestiges of the rupture. Reveal themselves if someone brings forward a map of the world and considers carefully the coasts of the three continents and quote. Ortelius was far from alone after him. The idea that the continents fit together somehow kept popping up theater. Christoph lilienthal alexander von humboldt antonio snider pellegrini and alfred russel wallace all made the same observation one or two hundred years before moreover there were several other scientists just a decade before who came to a similar conclusion. In fact. there's a good chance that you probably made the same observation. One of the first times that you saw a world map they took the idea to another level however he began by cutting up maps and piecing the landmasses together like a puzzle. He was able to put the continents together into one giant continent that he named panja from the greek words for all and land.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"What people aren't looking at an art know people are not paying attention and so the whole piece it part of the pieces me watching these audience these people in this cat begging or him and that's actually part of the work so he spent the whole day sweaty jumping up and down on his bed Dancing dancing dancing. And you know you really think about how much of himself he puts into that And what a relief. It is that when people step in join him and take some of the weight and again like i think his work with sands great intellectual rigor but also has his like beautiful beautiful heart to it nor him sound like metaphors for my parents. When i was twelve and dancing to madonna in my room and they're like reggae s. Fucking lips thinking right now. It's all part of the performance. We did it. Y'all did it. Did it right six extra. We'll we're still here. So here's the deal. We've got this episode. We're gonna have another one coming out either next week. The following week of the same variety and then we're also going to have one about vr At some point We're working on scheduling of that. But we said it'd be back at least for a little while we're gonna play it by ear and we're glad to be in your ears. His up on social media. Tell us about things seriously. want to know about the. Stay safe in hydraulics. I feel like there's so much happening and so many theaters at artists are releasing things putting things out there that it's almost university possible to keep tracking it all so definitely people here are see something wonderful share because they think we're all looking for that thing that's gonna make us feel good right now we're soon going to get famo- since too much. It never let me think. I think we're really. We're i think we're very invested in the theater community surviving this and coming out. You know having done some good work and also ready to go back to the kinds of things that we want to do on and stages to. I hope this period will inform theater rather than just be a break from it for both the artists in the audiences. That's nice. Thank you so much for joining us for today's episode of the maximum theater and performance. Podcast if you have questions comments or opinions that differ from ours. We'd love to hear from you. You can find us on twitter. Maximal if you enjoyed the show these rating her view on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts or even on spotify now and we have merged you can buy coffee monks tote bags and stickers with your favorite maximum is you can find them all on the store at maximum dot com all proceeds go to helping the podcast improve our quality. Our schedule might be a bit different because the pandemic but we've got another episode previewing on my theater soon and another one about vr. You again soon..

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

07:42 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"At this moment. Kinda great office also makes me think for instance. I know this is not a fill podcast. So i apologize. All of this makes me think about you. Know like i might huge movie nerd and i love the criterion collection racing. Dvd's because of all the supplemental material that they come up with one of the things that i have told myself that i would do more often during this period of quarantine is that a lot of the classic movies especially like classic. Hollywood movies also had recorded radio versions like there's like virtual There's also like a radio version of of lanka and often this also true of a lot of hitchcock movies like they're obviously like a bridge a lot of times. They got like the movie stars themselves. Three core the radio version. And it's kinda fun collect okay get either like watch the movie or this to the the radio play version of it. I guess oh yeah again. I wonder if all this is that we're getting right now. We're kind of being spoiled. I guess it's reward for not socialized for going insane at home is getting all these extra things at yet. Do hope they're gonna stick around for a while. Okay we'll my last. One is the series here at home. from here are tenor. Who are opening up their fault of archived videos so they will have to date and then those videos will stay available on facebook. Page for here So you can see some of the past productions restore productions at here so some of the upcoming ones include arias with a twist. Which was a collaboration between joey. Arias and basil twist which premiered on april fifty There's thomas paine violence which is an opera sermon by paul pinto which premieres april eighth city council meeting. Which was a participatory work about. Democracy power by aaron landsman which will premiere on april twenty second so that. Get some pompidou's dance theater and things like that that are available until the building. Reopens so nice that you know they had preserved these works at some point and now here's an opportunity to kind of launch evening for them and then the You know it'll be there for a period of time to which people can tune in at their own leisure. I didn't realize that you can do it at your own leisure. Because i missed one wednesday that i wanted to see which was looking at you which is an opera. They did last year. Basically what if. Sheryl sandberg edward snowden facebook and was also like edward snowden like girlfriend which is super weird and i liked it a lot and i'm gonna say it again. Yeah it's other available for viewing until here. Reopens love for live performances. So hopefully that means a little not hopeful who knows. I think we're going to be doors for four weeks. I think you've got time to recreate or try to recreate the theater going experience while you're doing all this treatment place like like like the lights off shutdown Curtains in like have like intellect. You can have your cat. Nicola whisper touch your like open. A rep candy or something like that. I mean i'm not trying to i mean. I wrote an essay about this. I'm i. I actually needed some time off and some time to just kind of take some space. I have a very My my day job is actually got much busier in quite consuming. So i haven't had time for theatre and also i've not really craving a of a version of it. That's not theater. I ended up. I did. I'm writing piece right now. About the thomas officer mary hamlet only because i felt like oh my god. There's a six hour window. And i have one chance to see this show that i never saw by this with his actor that i love so i tuned in while i was trying to do my day job and it was a fractured attendance experience. It wasn't it was definitely not normal theater and i. I can't sort of look at the work as a full in a production that i sat in focused But yeah i don't know. I i don't i mean you know if it brings other people comfort to do so to find a way to recreate theater in their own. I think they should. I've been as i said like i've been watching a lot of this korean rom com series Just watching it Watching it now like third rewatch of the same sixteen episodes we all cope a different way. Amen speaking of that. I was going to talk about something else but thinking about that. I'm actually going to talk about something that you recommend it to me. Call apis Ryan logo forgive me. Forgive me. Forgive me which i've wanted to experience ever since you told me about this ears seco and because he did it in person right. Did you actually actually. I didn't do that show with him. I've done a couple of different shows are so have you about him on a podcast before we interview. Brian act or lindsey interviewed brian a number of years ago when he was stopping by new york with shell. So that's the maximum archives. And she. And i saw her which was his show about going to face his facebook friends and eliminating a friend in a live show. It was really fascinating. I'm kinda back to listen to that interview and social everyone listening to this right now. so thank you nicole. is that this was. I think it's like the most exciting like the most wonderful thing that i've experienced in the past few weeks or so Basically brian is a huge sex in the city. And so am i. I i have been. I told myself a lot of times during all of this like i'm filing Watching that series. That i'd never started like all my friends would like Accession watchmen fuck succession in. Fuck much meant every time i go on. Hbo now which or whenever you use like. I end up just going to center city. I cannot help itself. I have the dvd box set. And i either do the disks. If i'm feeling like i'm going to leave the couch or at dislike. Go to cd cdi. And i've been watching. This show nonstop like mike davis right now are have sex Has animal crossing so. Brian came at a very you know at the right time. Basically like a fairy. God mother like a ferry gut six cd character. The show is titled after one of the most famous moments in the in the series f. You know you know if you don't you should start watching succeeded right now. You have all the time in the world and what happens. Is that brian sense. You a survey in advance. If you don't know the show well Jessica parker who was supposed to see plus a seat this week so a moment of silence for my loss right out on marketplace sex columnists and in every episode out. She's like typing her column. She asks a question like you know. What's the point of this ball blah. That kind of existential thing so bryant in advance sense you survey with every single question that she asked on a show and then based on that you if you're doing it in person based on that.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

07:37 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"It might be worth it. He would happen to yes. Meter races. Plays coming over to the united states. Why did they stop her steps boring. I sorry. I don't know. I only saw guard. Part god of carnage. With that. Which i just so petite bourgeois bullshit like. I don't care it's just not my thing. You should only this month by interested. I haven't seen one of her place since then live like no. It's a good point. I don't know. I mean she's clearly been writing things than the one of the one. I'm talking about when i was trying to research. It's like complaining playing all sorts of places all over the world so Yeah i don't know. I don't know why sort of fell out of favor here or just it's hard information about playwrights who like aren't whose work is playing like in the us. On the in london. I feel like i'm this is why i haven't fucking thought about this months or day years or whatever maybe you'll get better at it now and i guess that's sort of one of the things it's kind of frustrating if you do enjoy world theater in any sort of way or theater from outside the united states a lot of doesn't tour tremendous amount does not tour a tremendous amount only happens in the places where it's happening and or multiple countries but now they are not necessarily coming over here and and what comes over here. Such a tiny sliver of what work is being done in other places that i just find it. You know i mean it's really frustrating. Like i actually was thinking about this because i bend berlin about five years. I saw so much really interesting stuff. There would never have come over here and kind of made me want us watching these making me. Wanna go back there to see more because there's no chance otherwise to see it unless companies put stuff online and and i know a bunch german theatres have been doing so whether it's you know able to some title although you know my feeling is always like watch theatre without subtitles because you never know it can be especially really. Visually driven theater can be really tremendous even without subtitles. Hallmark of directing is that you can tell what's happening no matter what like i wonder if we're going to go back to the same no all bullshit after if we're ever allowed to leave the house again 'cause like this shown as that all these things that we're told can't be done can be like all the here that we're getting from all over the world like it's making new yorkers much less provincial gacy york. It's very provincial. Place comes eater. There's only like shows in english basically everywhere in a couple places to but you know shows pan-asian like a couple of shows in french but otherwise we don't really get real theater at all so quit the bullshit and give us a year from now right or if we get it. It's like a two day rotten and if you don't have those two days free or you can't finagle it you miss it and that's a real tragedy like there's so much i wanted to see the night didn't get to see its come to new york. Is there a way to force demand for it. Now that there will be openings for it. I mean i think the union issues still are a big thing. I mean that's such that's something we can talk about to with like the fact that there still isn't a deal about live streaming work for equity actors. Right i wonder if there will be demand after real out to go out. I number pentagon back to my apartment. Just extend park forever going to the beach but anyway speaking of going out my recommendation is for some audio. Plays by this either kennedy. We actually did an episode with the artistic director. Aaron me a couple years ago so short like linked to that although right now no one would recommend anyone is out on the subway. Fay who have to be on a subway Three plays call subway place Theater company that take place on a seven and and the l. line. So if you're there. Need to concentrate on social distancing from the people who are around you. I hope there's someone around. You can indulge in this Lovely plays that basically have two parts like you can either begin them in manhattan or in your destination and this means that you get to come up with intermission. Inhibition can be as long as you didn't even if you're stressed and you have to go work in the morning you can start one of the plays and get to work. Have like an eight hour intermission. As the world catches fire and falls apart side listened to the second half on your way back home one of the things that i love the most about this place done them a couple of times. It's that they are so corner flipped Why would the city's much like right now. Like such a sap for new york At like clips. Woody allen movies. And i'm like okay if i'm ever allowed to go out i'm going to go mcadoo with the empire state. First thing liberty data something very right. This place capture. What why we love you so much and even if abuses us constantly swallow spits out beloved him here. We wouldn't be here at all at this place. For instance have like captured audio from Conic characters Mix appearance on seven. Play seven line. Play and i don't know. I'm getting all emotional. Distant camp advocates. Like i want pass also wanna go eat all the food near your nicole. it is. Yeah there's also another play for people instant island or have to go towards Call ferry play and it's basically the same concept. Get ferry Sl or get an assignment. Comeback to manhattan and this one might be my favorite out folded like public transportation place. 'cause there's nothing like Being you know like on water and listening to amounts most seat to a basically at ghost story accurate being told things about what's going on around you like that little islands in the little thicken from if you're sitting outside and a ferry then there's like dislike beautiful moment when you're coming back and i feel like it's a spoiler but obviously like you know this place you can your Suit wherever you want. You can wear whatever you want. You can go everyone but if you do it the right weight nanking if you do it like if everything works all of this plays have this moment where everything that can purchase in. Even something stubbornness the subway and something as terrible as the mta will help create a moment that such absolutely sublime. I remember when i did very play. Gross moment coming back into manhattan and the sun was setting Waves recrinching Something into play happened at the same time. It's like not like a baby like a climax a play in as like holy shit mike. Is someone spying on me. How is this working so well also like desperate to go out. So you're hoping that. I get to be your water soon at some point. So yeah like very plays and suffolk place. You can also listen to them at home against just imagine you're like get some.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

07:03 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Don't know something about i. Guess or even leave it up there long longhair for all of us while we're still in these conditions l. Sell us us like when you know like all those like hedy ads things. That lincoln center shoots like south pacific. Aunt my client into cats all those things. Like i want them. I want them to have kelli. O'hara digital box set or something like that like why do you have to like. We can't go to the lincoln center performing arts library to go watch the pro shot of the things that they decided to shoot into like tiny room that they let you do that and so wouldn't it be great if just unlocked all forever. Yeah or like unlucky the fancy. What's that they shoot a show like one of my friends for it says Got a copy of When they did the candidate in london they showed it on tv. So somehow i guess at someone. I don't know how technology works thicknesses. All very puzzling to me. Someone must have like ripped or dvd art. I don't know how things were the the recording. So like people in england got a chance to like at least record. I wonder if they like. Hsa tapes like the days like record. Kelli o'hara Came during the kenai. And we don't have that. And i want that will it's on broadway. Hd actually That recording because it was a pbs. I thought on pbs. A couple months ago. And then when i looked up to see what was available on broadway. St that's actually one of the things you can see. And if you're tdf member they're now offering a free month of access to broadway hd if you've never been abroad hd member before so for people out there who are tdf members. That's an option. You might have sold them a subscription making people. I'm talking about two things actually. But it's two things by one disbursed company with multiple factions. And that is the neo futurists. So the new york neo futurists The you know the volks our neck of the woods who you can go to the grand theater. Every saturday and friday and saturday and see the infinite wrench or used to be called too much. Light makes the baby go blind within. There is like weird political stuff and they had to do the same show but they changed. The name is obviously that's canceled but at the same times every week they are doing a podcast. Called the new york neo. Futurists hit play patriot. Aborted podcast is on. They have it on. Spotify and yeah. So there's there's doing that every week and figuring it out in parallel there's also the original neo futurists the nieto's in chicago and they have like direct move of the infinite ranch to digital and it's called the infinite wrench goes viral on and it is a patriot supported. Show where they give you a secret link every week and you get to watch the show. It's three dollars a week so it's actually way cheaper than actually doing it and that's great. I actually haven't looked at either of them yet but this weekend this coming weekend i'm going check out I'm going to check out the chicago one. Because i've never actually gotten to see them because like i don't live there. I never go there. So i'm excited to see how they make it work and how that all is happening and it just feels like because what they do for that. Show if you've never seen it as they do thirty plays in sixty minutes. And they're all of first person perspective in the future tourism. You don't play a character you play yourself. You are yourself and you sometimes pretend to be someone. And that's their whole style and it's all weird experimental theater shit and it's really fun and i think it's actually very very very conducive to streaming because it is intentionally experimental and i think the people who are in those companies are going to be some of the best artists to experiment with livestream theater. Now that it's a mainstream thing that kind of has to happen. So i'm looking forward to that and i don't. I'm not looking forward to many things him. And you do bring up a point that this brings people into other cities in places and introduces them to actors performers. That they've may be not been able to see because they aren't local. Which i think is kind of one of the things. I mean one of the nice opportunities of everybody being forced to go online right now so i will talk about another out of town theater company that has been putting some works online for short periods of time unfortunately but the shelby in berlin has been doing a one evening only run of certain of their productions from their archive A lot of them are german audio. Only but there. There are a handful with english titles that have been professionally filmed and again if an opportunity to see some works in some artists that you might not might not have toured through new york before or if they did. Maybe you missed it for me. I ended up catching the thomas. Ostra myers production of hamlet starring lars. Eidinger and then. Richard the third which i had actually seen live come to bam and other places So those were streaming again for only sort of one evening and the annoying thing is because they're going to berlin hours. It's like the middle of the afternoon in new york to watch but if your home and can do so it's you know it's definitely an opportunity to see some really great artists. So some of their upcoming shows that they are. They're going to roll out for that. Evening are on april eleventh. another ostermeyer production. Yes meena raises. Play bella figura which was written specifically for the shobana ensemble That's playing with english. Subtitles evolve husband his mistress. They accidentally you run over. A friend's mother-in-law then invites them to dinner. You know the huge on april thirteenth. They are doing a show called. Beware of pity or also known as impatience of heart based on stephens is why book impatience of the heart directed by simon mcburney of complicity. And that i guess is all about the disintegration of the austro-hungarian empire the rise of anti semitism all set in nineteen thirty nine And that was something. That actually has been touring and so The airing that for one evening as well So i i mean. I've been tuning in a couple of times. You know it has been. I think it's kind of mid afternoon at six o'clock berlin time up midnight. Berlin time Is the window in which they're releasing these things but you know if you can tune.

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Maxamoo Theater

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Getting deceased for another shade of her very complicated history are they're streaming at. Are they just performing it in the theater. Well because it was filmed for television. I think was performed within a tv studio and like so they they. I mean they performed the piece but it was also multi camera angles like. It's actually kind of a really nice recording of it and not just like a single camera shot of them. Doing this in the i saw it in edinburgh in a you know Under a bridge tunnel kind of thing in the can already yes. Ca so it had hidden aired on british television. This is like an opportunity that they're releasing it temporarily online for people to be able to see it so although it was recently his birthday android weber is giving office presence His after all start happening he decided that he was going. To team up with universal. Now it sounds like doing advertising for cats. i have not seen after. I saw theater thais lately. He teamed up with universal to set up a new youtube channel. Call the show must go on her. Basically they stream his musicals four forty-eight hours starting every friday and started this. I bless all sense of time and space by now but they started friday. Today's ago with joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat and appropriately on good friday. They're gonna show. Jesus christ superstar but not the john legend One right yet. Another alleged a couple of years ago that nbc had bet at twenty twelve it with ben force. Jesus to mention his judas. And i'm really gonna watch this. Because police is plays. Mary magdalene them and i am trying to hear her signal. Songs acknowledged dreaming up he christie for service with all the high schools house party and they haven't really announced what other vehicles are gonna be doing every Every friday after good friday. The one of the things that. I'm wondering a lot when all this is happening. Like why are they doing limited choice of things like you obviously have recording just like leave it up there I.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

08:07 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"All ready to have fun time. This is great. It's nice to see your faces same like it's only been like fictional character might cartoons basis basically. Yeah it's i've i've enrolling ways had gotten to see like several different groups of friends but like definitely not all of them and so it is nice to connect with human being su. I would see more often than i do So welcome to maximal. I'm ben. I might have corona virus. But we're all remote so it's fine nicole. I am a freelance critic. Khun journalist and i'm host hand. I think i remember how to write. As a thing is headed see live performances of so happy to be here. Today's episode. we have decided to talk about the things that are moving online from the live theater community. In whatever state that is so whether it's like live streaming shows whether it's things that are being done like posting visual kind of anything we think of so that's let's let's sort of ever today. Our preview episode. Way on the first thing that i want to talk about today is called contagious closet dramas fill either of y'all have seen those yet cool there. We are seeing each other on video. We got some head head. What works really well on radio terry. Gross is actually doing so much to secular adding all the time. And you've gotta do you gotta pay extra for the video. Only the two thousand dollars a month donors get that it's called contagious closet dramas and it is on instagram. Based theater thing that's happening right now. There's a company called two-headed rap and what they usually do when we are not sort of forced to not have live events is they will ever eaten roughly six months. Do a double bill which is a classic play and a play inspired by the platte classic. Play that has been written for that. Double bill with a company and rep rep and all of that so their company. They've done a lot of things but obviously they are not able to do things right now. So instead they started a instagram account called contagious closet. Dramas and what it is is they are having playwrights right closet dramas i e. A play meant to be read. That must be in five instagram swipes or less not including a title page soon title page and then you get five additional images in your instagram post to gray and it can either just. It can be anything pretty much as long as it has know narrative or not but what most people have done is they are setting words over images. The hugest trend that i've seen in animal crossing which are like about animal crossing have images taking place in animal crossing. Because that's the thing that everyone's playing right. Now so like julia jillian misery wrote one called a dispatch from the ether which was really fun out and road one which was really fun about. Ocd animal crossing in real life. And i've been rather enjoying those map. Barbaro great one called the fittest which is about basically mammals taking over from dinosaurs after dinosaurs all died outside and there are some that are very very explicitly about the pec and there are some that are not and it's based on whatever and the way they proliferate is that every writer nominates more writers and they got to write them in fact matt nominated me so i have to write my very behind. But it's on instagram. Account which is just contagious. Underscore closet underscored dramas and they. So they have about one hundred twenty five of them that they've reposted from people's accounts but people are posting them on their main accounts too. So you can go to the hashtag contagious closet dramas to see everything as it comes out. And that's just a little way to pastime and everyone has a title page. You can sort of like scroll through and be like. Oh i know that playwright. I'll read their thing so cute and why are coming to my island by the way. Wait oh i do have to come to your island where we were friends right. I think so. yeah okay. This is the very first like eat again console in like decades like. I haven't played a game since last night. Plant animal crossing when on gate cube. I think like the original as the last Menia and like even. Before i saw i mean even before we knew that this was happening. My friends were like. Oh this game. Animal crossley's was coming out for the switch fucking gloved animal crossing was wait Fourteen or something and literally right now like might days are being spent like a neighbor that was fourteen basically Napping snacking and playing crossing to like five in the morning which is embarrassing but also so soothing. It's oh this is my first animal crossing like i played. I played the game and that sort of wetted my appetite for animal crossing. And now this is my real one and i thought i wouldn't like it and i fucking love it and it's so good like i was telling my With associate my friend the are at the very first time. I had it like i named my very first catcher pork chop and he was like you're like a prophet Pork chop was historically the very first queen that was eliminated from ripples track race like many many years to that. So maybe i was connected through paul People good stuff right so my first recommendation for something that's streaming is show. That was supposed to come to new york this spring for brits off broadway. It's called. It's too it's too. It's true breach theater british fringe company. They were scheduled to come over the spring. And of course that's not happening now but they had actually filmed production for british television. And so they're now putting it online for thirty days starting at the end of march so through the end of april on youtube you can see production and it's kind of a it's the reactors who rotate roles change roles within the midst of the show. I'm kind of a fractured narrative about the trial. Where the artists per to be gentlest ski accuses. Another painter of raping her and this is a true story. she's a painter from the league. Fifteen hundreds or early sixteen hundreds. The court process happened in sixteen eleven. So you can imagine it. Was you know that kind of justice in those days and actually her father brought the lawsuit because he wanted this painter to marry his daughter. The rapist should marry his daughter because obviously like You know her honor needs to be saved. So this is. It's a crazy historical reference point but true and donosti. She's she's a painter who i mean. Obviously young woman painter in the sixteen hundreds not that comment on father's painter she learned his studio She was kind of lost to history for a while and then feminist historian. Her syringe found her again Kind of revived her work. And actually they're supposed to be a big show of hers happening also this spring And that's obviously not happening right now but so this is an opportunity to see that And it's a interesting french company. That's a lot of Different work i you know i just think it was a story accusa character of history that i think a lot of people don't know about and really fascinating Ended up writing up my like our history paper school about her. So it's sort of thrilling to see her come alive again and.

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Maxamoo Theater

09:51 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Really visually striking to see on stage. But Hey we got to see a sketch of it. We get to imagine it ourselves and lament for the things that I had to take it do it and obviously donated that said and but hey I get to seep that and I think that that's that's something that I'm really grateful for as someone who really likes the pipeline festival and goes to every show when Iraq in every other year and I hope that other companies take inspiration from that and do share. Hey here's the work that artists were creating here like. We've made them some for it and we've gotten their permission to give it to you and hey like they're great and you should hire them and this is what it looks like and also. This is some work that we did on something that didn't get to be presented but it is a festival and part of the purpose of it is things in it hopefully get done later because they tend to be pretty good so that's a long way of saying. I miss these shows and I missed that. I'M NOT GONNA get to see them but I'm glad that the lab itself gave them space to work on them and create them and we get to see some of the fruits of it also so interesting to think about you know. Sharing designers work who might get overshadowed by the production a lot of the supplemental materials can be an interview with the player. I eight or other director actor and maybe we you know as I do love design. I talk about it all the time. But you know it. It sometimes really hard Pitch Design Stories. Nobody wants to pay for that kind of article but to really through spotlight on those artists. Whose work you know might not have gotten the same attention at this moment. Kinda great office also makes me think for instance. I know this is not a suspect of Phil podcast so I apologize. All of this makes me think about you know like I might huge movie nerd and I love the criterion collection who racing DVD's because of all the supplemental material One of the things that I have told myself that I would do more often. During this period of quarantine is that a lot of the classic movies especially like classic. Hollywood movies also had recorded radio versions like there's like a virtual Blanca. There's also like a radio version of because of Lunka and often this also true of a lot of hitchcock movies like they're obviously like abridged. What a lot of times. They got like the movie stars themselves. Three Chord the radio version. And it's Kinda funky. You're like okay. Get either like watch the movie or this to the the radio play version of it. I guess Oh yeah again. I wonder if all this is that we're getting right now. We're kind of being spoiled. I guess it's reward for not socialized. Going insane at home is getting all these extra things at yet to hope they're gonNA stick around for a while. Okay we'll my last. One is the series here at home From here are tenor. Who are opening up their fault of archived videos so they will have to date and then those videos will stay available on facebook. Page for here So you can see some of the past productions restore productions at here so some of the upcoming ones include Arias with a twist which was a collaboration between Jury Arias and Basil Twist which premiered on April fifty There's Thomas Paine violence which is an opera sermon by Paul Pinto which premieres April Eighth City Council meeting. Which was a participatory work about democracy power by Aaron landsman which will premiere on April twenty? Second so that. Get some Pompidou's dance theater and things like that. That are available until the building. Reopens so nice that you know they had preserved these works at some point and now here's an opportunity to kind of launch evening for them and then the You know it'll be there for a period of time to which people can tune in at their own leisure. I didn't realize that you can do it at your own leisure because I missed one Wednesday that I wanted to see which was looking at you which is an opera. They did last year. Basically what if Sheryl Sandberg Edward Snowden facebook and was also like Edward Snowden like like girlfriend which is super weird and I liked it a lot and I'm gonNA say it again. Yeah it's other available for viewing until here reopens love for live performances. So hopefully that means a little not hopeful who knows? I think we're going to be doors for four weeks. I think you've got time to recreate or try to recreate the theater going experience while you're doing all this treatment place like do you like like the lights off shutdown Curtains in like have like intellect. You can have your cat. Nicola whisper touch. You're like open a rep candy or something like that. I mean I'm not trying to I mean. I wrote an essay about this. I'm I I actually needed some time off and some time to just kind of take some space. I have a very My my day job is actually got much busier in quite consuming. So I haven't had time for theatre and also I've not really craving a A version of it. That's not theater I ended up. I did. I'm writing piece right now. About the Thomas Author Mary Hamlet. Only because I felt like Oh my God. There's a six hour window and I have one chance to see this show that I never saw by this with his actor that I love so I tuned in while I was trying to do my day job and his leg fractured attendance experience. It wasn't it was definitely not normal theater and I. I can't sort of look at the work as a full in a production that I sat in focused But Yeah I don't know I I don't. I mean you know if it brings other people comfort to do so to find a way to recreate theater in their own. I think they should. I've been as I said like I've been watching a lot of this Korean Rom com series Just watching it and then re watching it now third rewatch of the same sixteen episodes we cope in a different way. Amen speaking of that. I was going to talk about something else but thinking about that. Actually going to talk about something that you recommend it to me. Nicole APIS Ryan logo forgive me. Forgive me forgive me which I've wanted to experience ever since you told me about this ear- ago and because he did it in person right. Did you actually actually. I didn't do that show with him. I've done a couple of different shows are so have you about him on a podcast before we interview. Brian Act or Lindsey interviewed Brian a number of years ago when he was stopping by New York with Shell So that's the maximum archives and she and I saw her age which was his show about going to face his facebook friends and eliminating a friend in a live show. It was really fascinating. I'm Kinda back to listen to that interview and social everyone listening to this right now. So thank you Nicole. Is that this was. I think it's like the most exciting like the most wonderful thing that I've experienced in the past few weeks or so Basically Brian is a huge sex in the city. And so am I I I have been. I told myself a lot of times during all of this like I'm filing Watching that series that I'd never started like all my friends would like start. What she'd Succession Watchmen Fuck Succession. Fucked much meant every time. I go on. Hbo Now which beal. Or whatever you use like. I end up just going to center city. I cannot help myself. I have the DVD box set. And I either do the disks. If I'm feeling like I'm going to leave the couch or at dislike go to CD yet. And I've been watching this show nonstop like Mike Davis. Right now are have sex and the city has animal crossing so. Brian came at a very you know at the right time. Basically like a fairy God mother like a ferry gut six CD CHARACTER. The show is titled. One of the most famous moments in the in the series F. You know you know if you don't you should start watching succeeded right now. You have all the time in the world and what happens. Is that Brian Sense. You A survey in advance if you don't know the show well Srpska Parker who was supposed to see plus a seat this week so a moment of silence for my loss right out on marketplace sex columnists and in every episode out. She's like typing her column. She asks a question like you know. What's the point of this ball Blah that kind of existential thing so bryant in advance sense you survey with every single question that she asked on a shout and then based on that you if you're doing in person based on that he creates a performance around that that ends with him like the best doctor in the world? Prescribing you a sex embassy episode that you need to watch and when he doesn't person he you know you're both in your pajamas and he gets in bed with you and you cuddle and watch this episode together. I.

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Maxamoo Theater

11:35 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"He would happen to yes. Meter races. Plays coming over to the United States. Why did they stop her steps boring? I I'm sorry I don't know I only saw guard apart. God of carnage with that which I just so petite bourgeois bullshit like. I don't care it's just not my thing. You should only this month by interested. I haven't seen one of her place since then live like no. It's a good point. I don't know I mean she's clearly been writing things in the one of the one. I'm talking about when I was trying to research. It's like complaining playing all sorts of places all over the world so Yeah I don't know I don't know why sort of fell out of favor. Here or just eat is hard find information about playwrights who like aren't whose work is playing like in the US. In London. I feel like I'm this is why I haven't fucking thought about this months or day years or whatever maybe you'll get better at it now and I guess that's sort of one of the things. It's kind of frustrating. If you do enjoy world theater in any sort of way or theater from outside the United States a lot of it doesn't tour tremendous amount does not tour. A tremendous amount only happens in the places where it's happening and or multiple countries but now they are not necessarily coming over here and and what comes over here. Such a tiny sliver of what work is being done in other places that I just find it. You know I mean it's really frustrating like I actually was thinking about this because I bend Berlin about five years and I saw so much really interesting stuff. There would never have come over here and kind of made me want US watching these making me. WanNa go back there to see more because there's no chance otherwise to see it unless companies put stuff online and and I know a bunch German theatres have been doing so whether it's you know able to some title although you know my feeling is always like watch theatre without subtitles because you never know it can be especially really. Visually driven theater can be really tremendous even without subtitles. Hallmark of directing is that you can tell what's happening no matter what like I wonder if we're going to go back to the same no bullshit after if we're ever allowed to leave the house again. 'cause like this is shown as that all these things that we're told can't be done can be like all this here that we're getting from all over the world like it's making. New Yorkers much less provincial AKC York. It's very provincial plates eater. There's only like shows in English. Basically everywhere in a couple places to shows pan-asian like a couple of shows in French but otherwise we don't really get world eater at all so quit the bullshit and give us a year now right or if we get it. It's like a two day rotten and if you don't have those two days free or you can't finagle it you miss it and that's a real tragedy like there's so much. I wanted to see the night. Didn't get to see its come to new. York is their way to force demand for it. Now that there will be openings for it I mean I think the union issues still are a big thing. I mean that's such that's something we can talk about to with like the fact that there still isn't a deal about live streaming work for equity actors. Right I wonder if there will be demand after real out to go out. I never went back to my apartment. Just extend the park forever going to the beach but anyway speaking of going out my recommendation is for some audio. Plays by this either Kennedy. We actually did an episode with the Artistic Director. Aaron me a couple years ago so short like linked to that although right now no one would recommend anyone is out on the subway. Fay who have to be on a subway three plays call subway place Theater company that take place on a seven and and the L. Line. So if you're there need to concentrate on social distance from the people who are around you I hope there's someone around you you can indulge in this Lovely plays that basically have two parts like you can either begin them in Manhattan or in your destination and this means that you get to come up with intermission. Intermission can be as long as you didn't. Even if you're stressed and you have to go work in the morning you can start one of the plays and get to work. Have like an eight hour intermission. As the world catches fire and falls apart side listened to the second half on your way back home one of the things that I love the most about this place done them a couple of times. It's that they are so corner-flag Why would the city's much like right now? Like such a sap for New York At like clips Woody Allen Movies and I'm like okay if I'm ever allowed to go out. I'm going to go mcadoo with the Empire State for sting Liberty data something very right. This place capture. What why we love you so much and even if abuses US constantly swallow spits out beloved here. We wouldn't be here at all at this place. For instance have like captured audio from A conic characters Mix Appearance on seven. Play seven line play and I don't know. I'm getting all emotional. Distant Kim Atticus like I want to pass now also WANNA go eat all the food near York Nicole of right now it is. Yeah there's also another play for people instant island or have to go to the sideline and call ferry play and it's basically the same concept. Get ferry a Goto SL or get an assignment comeback to Manhattan and this one might be my favorite out a folded like public transportation place. 'cause there's nothing like being you know like on water and listening to what amounts most seat to a basically a ghost story accurate being told things about what's going on around here like the little islands in the little thick and from if you're sitting outside and a ferry then there's like dislike beautiful moment when you're coming back and I feel like it's a spoiler but obviously like you know this place you can your director lock. You can sue wherever you want. You can like wear whatever you want. You can go everyone but if you do it the right weight nanking if you do it like if everything works all of this place have this moment where everything that can purchase in that. Even something stubbornness the subway and something as terrible as the MTA will help create a moment that such absolutely sublime. I remember when I did very play. Gross moment coming back into Manhattan and the Sun was setting Waves crashing Something into play happened at the same time. It's like are not like a baby like a climax play like Holy Shit Mike. Is someone spying on me? How is this working so well also like desperate to go out? So you're hoping that I get to be your water soon at some point. So yeah like very plays and Suffolk Place. You can also listen to them at home against just imagine your subway like get some pet rats or something around. Hold onto your shower trailers will. Here's an idea that I had when you were talking about. This is there are on Youtube. There's this whole subject called rail fans and they do like extensive documentation of public transit systems worldwide and there are specifically like rail thin videos that are just like they stand at the front of like the one train and they just film out the front of it in real time for the entire length of the train and you could watch that video and like the idea like a lot of people will speed through them. Just to like specialties. The tunnels like like you can see the old like ninetieth street station at one point. That's been condemned but you could do that in use those sounds. Play them in the background. While you're playing this right you could do that. Technically actually sounds really soothing watching that video just a normal day on the train ride. You know it's amazing much yet. Yeah that's I didn't know those success that I guess everything Nothing going to be if anyone tries it. Tell us so. Blessing thing I brought today is if there's a thing that was going to happen and then it was cancelled and now they're doing it in kind of a different way and it is the pipeline festival. Wbz Theaters Pipeline Festival. And that was happening. You know like the other week through the next couple of weeks and it's basically every week workshop version of a new play takes over. Wbz Theater and it's a team of three artists. One of whom is a producer? One of whom is director? One of whom is playwright who are put together in their lab. And it's just kind of you know. Sometimes it's just a stage reading like did as very very short stage a couple years ago they did a very very short stage reading of Martina. Mcqueen's Queens which eventually came to LCD and so that was show that just like they needed to reading. They needed to do some of that work and they did. Their are other things like I talked about. One of my favorite moments was at two mile hollow which was really truly wonderful and they Davidson basically production likes crappier than average but still like fully prop fully costumed full production of Leonida Winkler's play which is a satire of like plays it. Mtc there's all sorts of things but what they're doing since they had to cancel the festival in total is roughly the week that the shows were going to be at the festival. They are taking over. Wbz's instagram account and posting. Basically a what it's been so far has been dramaturgical materials from the show little snippets from the show and they've actually been sending out things via their email list to see you get to read like a couple pages of it and then see the designer's work and the director's work image wise to see like. Oh yes this is. What would have happened? And it's the kind of supplemental material that having gotten to see it like this week. They've been doing Charlie Evans Simpson's sandblasted. Which was supposed to happen this week? It's been the kind of supplemental material that I kind of want forever. Now for everything I see just gaze like you get to see like I. This is the backstage version of what they're working on. So I'm just I had this email up right now. And they've got a preliminary seen sketch by an adrift. Meyer who is at the scene designer. And it's this really beautiful like spiral of like land and forest and it looks like there's sort of like lightning in the background and it would have been.

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Maxamoo Theater

05:55 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Want that well it's on Broadway. Hd actually That recording because it was a pbs. I thought on PBS. A couple of months ago and then when I looked up to see what was available on Broadway St. That's actually one of the things you can see. And if you're TDF member they're now offering a free month of access to Broadway hd if you've never been abroad HD member before so for people out there who are TDF members. That's an option. You might have sold them a subscription making people. I'm talking about two things actually. But it's two things by one disbursed company with multiple factions. And that is the NEO futurists. So the New York Neo futurists The you know the volks our neck of the woods who you can go to the Grand Theater every Saturday and Friday and Saturday and see the infinite wrench or used to be called too much. Light makes the baby go blind within. There's like weird political stuff. They had to do the same show but they changed. The name is obviously that's canceled but at the same times every week they are doing. A podcast is called the New York near futuristic. Hit Play Patriots aborted? Podcast IS ON. They have it on spotify and yeah. So there's there's doing that every week and figuring it out in parallel there's also the original neo futurists the neo in Chicago and they have Like direct move of the infinite ranch to digital and it's called the infinite wrench goes viral on and it is a Patriot and supported. Show where they give you a secret link every week and you get to watch the show. It's three dollars a week so it's actually way cheaper than actually doing it and that's great. I actually haven't looked at either of them yet but this weekend this coming weekend. I'M GONNA CHECK OUT I'm going to check out the Chicago one because I've never actually gotten to see them because like I don't live there. I never go there so I'm excited to see how they make it work and how that all is happening and it just feels like because what they do for that show if you've never seen it as they do thirty plays in sixty minutes and they're all first person perspective in neo-fascism. You don't play a character you play yourself. You are yourself and you sometimes pretend to be someone and that's their whole style and it's all weird experimental theater shit and it's really fun and I think it's actually very very very conducive to streaming because it is intentionally experimental and I think the people who are in those companies are going to be some of the best artists to experiment with livestream theater. Now that it's a mainstream thing that kind of has to happen so I'm looking forward to that and I don't. I'm not looking forward to many things him. And you do bring up a point that this brings people into other cities in places and introduces them to actors performers. That they may be not been able to see because they aren't local which I think is kind of one of the things I mean one of the nice opportunities of everybody being forced to go online right now so I will talk about another out of town theater company that has been putting some works online for short periods of time unfortunately but the shelby in Berlin has been doing a one evening only run of certain of their productions from their archive A lot of them are German audio only but there there are a handful with English subtitles. that have been professionally filmed and again if an opportunity to see some works in some artists that you might that might not have toured through New York before or if they did. Maybe you missed it for me. I ended up catching the Thomas. Ostra Myers production of hamlet starring Lars. Eidinger and then Richard the third which I had actually seen live come to Bam and other places So those were streaming again for only sort of one evening and the annoying thing is because they're going to Berlin hours. It's like the middle of the afternoon in New York to watch but if your home and can do so it's you know it's definitely an opportunity to see some really great artists. So some of their upcoming shows that they are. They're going to roll out for that. Evening are on April eleventh. Another ostermeyer production. Yes Meena raises. Play Bella Figura which was written specifically for the Shobana Ensemble That's playing with English. Subtitles evolve husband his mistress. They accidentally you run over. A friend's mother-in-law then invites them to dinner. You know the huge on April thirteenth. That they are doing a show called aware of pity or also known as impatience of Heart. Based on Stephen's is why book impatience of the heart directed by Simon McBurney of complicity. And that I guess is all about the disintegration of the austro-hungarian empire the rise of Anti Semitism all set in nineteen thirty nine And that was something. That actually has been touring and so The area that for one evening as well So I I mean I've been tuning in a couple of times. You know it has been. I think it's kind of mid afternoon at six o'clock Berlin time up to midnight. Berlin time is the window in which they're releasing these things But you know if you can tune in.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

12:45 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Was like they kind of let I told you go well and then like I saw something at Roulette called folly systems uh-huh which is like a bunch of experimental like music and multimedia performances. And they were there. What you think of when you you think experimental multimedia performance Not what you want it to be. There is a song writer whose work I have really enjoyed in cabaret and on albums who whoa has not yet had a fulling show that has worked for me and there was one this year that would have. I've been the fourth of his shows that I had seen and my friend and I put it on our calendars as last chance and we did not make it to the end. That's all let us say about that. I mean I've already said that I haven't but I do. I don't I don't begrudge anyone doing that certainly I just us and there are plenty of shows that I have that impulse. I don't know I don't know if my brain will let me. I don't know like I won. The I'm really was like if I hadn't been there with my friends. I don't know if I were seeing it by myself. Maybe I don't know if that would be harder or easier but the lightning thief. I thought not at Intermission I was like I could not. We said we got drinks and stayed for the second half and that didn't really help but I don't know yeah do you. I mean I had one but it was kind of an inadvertent one. I was at Scotland. PA and then about like fifteen twenty minutes into the show so I needed to violently vomit. And so I quickly like a racist and I mean I have to credit the front have staff. There is incredible. They move so quickly early like directed me to the door. So light wouldn't be cast on the rest of the audience like there was a whole like they have a system for a bolter and and then I was like Oh do I go back. I decided to go back in and see the second half of it. So sorry Scotland. Ba hope the first half was good. Quick Shoutout Chew. Whoever decorated the lobby for intermission? They actually turned it into restaurant which is really pretty cool so little bit of immersive marketing there and the bloody Mary Cullen was really fantastic. I regret spending trillions of dollars Mary but he was really good anyway. I didn't and not leave any shows. But I want the Broadway bounty hunter to find the man who was sitting next to me at kiss me. Kate like upset upset earlier. I had been looking forward to the show for like three years and Kelli O'Hara shows up and she starts singing so in love and the man sitting next to me. Sorry like clanking the weight. And then as she was about to the beach the high note he covered his ears and yeah and then enter enter mission. He left and didn't come back and I promised it was not because I murdered him. If you were hosting a panel at Broadway Kahn or off Broadway on if you prefer what would it be. I don't know what the title would be. I had difficulty with this one too. But it's something like how to purge the right from the theater. Twenty twenty is been dubbed the Year of the stage page miniature because it is the one hundred anniversary of the first stage manager contract on under an actor's equity contract so I would want to do something to celebrate that by putting some of our favorite stage managers center especially because I think their roles often invisible often misunderstood even misunderstood. Did by their own colleagues often misunderstood by each other But they serve such important the backbone of every production and I would like to help celebrate that dammit I was GonNa do that. I'm going to come up with something else though I'm going to thank you can be on the panel. I didn't have an idea but then we were just sort of talking. And I'm just going to just continue with my beating my drama of libraries and archivists and I think it would be really interesting to have a panel of Performing Arts Librarians and archivists and discussed the kind of things they have in their collection be also discussed what what what fans can do with their memorabilia that they have to make it last a little longer. My friend actually just put up some playbills in her kitchen in and frames and I immediately was like. What's the what's the sunlight exposure to those you want to rotate them? Because they're gonNA fade and my brain has completely completely been lost to like relative humidity and Ph balanced But I also I also did a My my final project project. My capstone was about bootlegs in archives and I pulled I surveyed some artists who were not happy about them which I completely understand but I think I think also understanding the what research institutions bring to that kind of research that. It's not necessarily a Amani money money loser for you or whatever like your personal feelings about bootlegs is understandable like understanding the purpose of those institutions would also helpful for for performers and and fans. Someone tweeted to me. I was like Oh i Wanna read it. Because I've gotten like many like bootlegs from those institutions and I was like no. That's not what they're who are you. I'm like I'm not gonNA give it to you but I don't know I think I think that's that's an area of of the the community that that doesn't mean even feel like part of the community. All right. I'm not I'm still flushing out this idea because I was really excited but you're the stage manager but I'm glad that you did it I think we're going to we're going to have some sort of like off Broadway. Dance Coven Type thing and I'm going to encourage everyone to bring all their old straight white man plays and we're going to burn them and we're going to look forward to the New Year without them about you. Were going to say we're going to add dance breaks to all the old white man plays. That's my afternoon session. What are you GonNa do with all the words that got burned? There's no none to read you just dance instead. Well some shows will be burned some. We'll have dance breaks added. Just put me in charge of all the seasons. Give me all your place. I will make them better by putting a dance breaking them. I feel like I've said this before so I don't so maybe I'm I'm obsessed with ethics and performance and the way in which artists use real life material and and the way which they engaged with audiences uses. And how that can be done ethically and not I feel like I've experienced some really bad work this year. That uses other the people's pain as your metaphor or your medium to express something else and it's left me very uncomfortable and I think it's an interesting topic that we should maybe talk more about. Also follow me on twitter. All I talk about our Theater walls and I don't mean like the actual walls before walls of a theater. I mean the designed and walls stage walls and the way in which sort of stage design Can really open up a work express a work and or completely throw you out of a show. I've got a list of walls. I've got my top ten walls of all time and I also probably secretly list of the top worst walls of all time and so I feel like I really could go deep on this subject. Okay shameless plug time on January fourth. I have two panels on eleven to morning. I'm doing talking. Theater live with special guests soon to be announced and that afternoon at three PM for him. I'm not sure yet. I'm going to be part and Liz what we're talking about Europe kind of resolution hopes for the theater. We're going to be doing a panel on how to improve ticket axes so I hope to see all of you there however however if I had my way and I could do whatever kind of Penali- wanted I would do three hours at least on how I can find the Carrie Miranda cement then charlet in every single musical in the world my God yes okay. Everyone get ready to register for the. The marketer knows how to do cultural conversations implementing progressive theatrical learning experience into your daily life. Now we keep seeing all these shows that are about change that are about unity. Do we just watch it on stage or do we make it a reality in this session. You'll learn so I want to take this class really briefly I would say I might have said this last year but spirit and church in theater and and Theater as a temple specifically examining different cultures and what they do technique wise different African theater Diaspora Techniques Nigerian theatre. Celtic Irish traditions. That bring in spirit into the room. Whether it's a ghost or thin place say onto whatever that thing yes. I'm fascinated by that because we all feel it and I know there's a technique to it and then I love the point where technique meets that spirit and I but I can't find any place that actually focuses on that. So that would be my panel actually will so caught up in my theatrics. I didn't read the rest of my not. Yeah I was GonNa say I chose that because I think people underestimate the value of talk backs tax in kind of guided conversations even between Folks who have attended a performance together some shows like you just can't can't watch it and walk away like you really needs to kind of talk through it Examine it and really Just see where the value you is. Where we're the era is? What would you don't if you were in the situation In a few of the shows That stood out but I was like this show needs talk back this show. L. Needs Counselors. Jeremy Oh Harrison slave play which is why I thought it worked better off Broadway because they had that at the theater before transitioned also the light at MCC just talking about that whole yeah me too all that and and yeah definitely I actually went on the day when there was a talk back but for a show like that I think it would be great to have the consistently and then also behind the sheet at yes studio go on Somboon Theater and for those of you who missed that. It was actually talking about the father of gynecology and how he's kind of praise and worship But the toll that it took on all of this. The slate black slave women that he practiced on in just kind of how that links to today within the healthcare system. Actually not health care. Health Business in America That we have here in the issues and challenges we faith in this country with that walking out of the light literally an old white guy in front of me turn to his wife and said after all that Sir you talk back just a one on one talk back. It's me yelling after the talk back. If you have not made progress you get a slap on the theater. uh-huh so to close this out. What performer in a small role in two thousand nineteen? Would you like to see in eight. True Smash Hit Star Vehicle Big to do in twenty twenty so there was a musical that we all heard about and that I'm I'm not sure anyone here but me saw because it was called only human and it did start. Excuse me we saw together. I wasn't pictures. Thus booster.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

12:20 min | 1 year ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Maximum theater. Performance podcast today is the first portion of our twenty twenty nineteen year end jam in which we talk about some of the best and worst things of the year. We'll have the second part up in a week. Enjoy the show. Now that we've opened our drinks coughed. sneezed unwrapped candies. We can do you. You are a year end review early in the next year. Hurry its maximum. Who would we got? I'm Liz hi. This is Nicole Sarah Tory the WHO knows apparently not talking to talk to the website. If you want this for what we say six years like it people who are go to the website. Our pictures are there and I was like we're doing now are no Jose Jose's the paper sometimes. My Name's Jack. I'm not in the paper very often. I'm Penny Maria I should be in the paper always. I'm Orion Squire not in the paper. Ben Ferber I was once on the front of the New York Times arts section but I was in the background of photo. I'm David Levy. I really enjoyed. MTV's reality all these shows the paper. I'm Patty newsies ten times. I love you all. I've I missed you so much set. I'M GONNA go with the first question. Just go with unprepared be prepared or not. We'll we'll put. I'm time code links to the questions in the descriptions you can sort of see what we're talking about when it is skip whole swaths if you want so if you had had relatives smart ones who enjoy theater coming to town for the holidays. What show currently playing in New York City would you recommend and I'll I'll we'd have is is to say American? Utopia David Byrne it's joyful. It's big people dancing. It's kind of a concert. It's Kinda show. The crowd is Super Weird It's a weird mix of Lake People's the night that I saw. Someone was yelling at David Byrne to do other songs. So it's just it's a lot but it did leave like very happy and excited and it's short and it's fun and you know the songs and why not and nobody were shoes right. Nobody wears shoes their feet bare feet. Trending there's something about that like. I Dunno has more relaxed vibe. Oh but I don't WANNA deal other people's feet and I don't WanNa deal with my bare feet on those gross gross carpets. The audience doesn't have beer feet. Only them perform well. I was in the back row. Probably could've taken my shoes off. If I wanted to do these drops their trumpet on their feet. Oh I don't know so they just do a lot of jazzy dance moves and then they pick it up and then they go off stage they scream. I don't know why are we just moving on now I didn't get to see American Utopia now I really want to see it Okay I think it is a terrible time of year for your relatives to come to town. And maybe they shouldn't but pick an answer the gun to my head. I'm going to say the sound inside. Which is on the Broadway starring Mary? Louise Parker and I like it because because it's kind of atmospheric smart and kind of surprising twisty play. It's only ninety minutes then Adam. RAPP play directed by David Cromer and David Cromer's direction is like sublime and honestly makes the play so much better so if I had to pick one that's what I would say. I'm not even sure if it's opened again but Macbeth is coming back and I would send my I would do them. I would make them do like. It's bill because I'm like a very demanding that way. I'm like go both shows so I would send him to Macbeth. And our dear dead drug lord. I think this is first time I've ever said that. Plays title like fuck it up. Ah Love them both. They're both women young women who are pissed and they should be pissed and they set everything on fire. There's blood everywhere and there's so much fun. And they're very occasional channel also. A key question is the half straddle show still open at the vineyard. My recommendation is is this a room. which is the house straddles? Show that actually debuted in New York. The beginning of the year the kitchen during festival season which is the documentaries verbatim theatre piece based on the case of reality winner and it is one of the most like white knuckle stressful shows. I've ever seen. It's absolutely thrilling. And it's just people on stage talking Performances are great shows great I think closed for a hot second at the Vineyard Theatre. And then it's like reopening due to popular or demand. That's what I would take my role to if Nicole let them come so I would take my relatives. My smart relatives to to see one into by Donnie love. That's being put on by the new group at signature theatre playing through mid January. And it's a very very serious emotional but also a little bit joyful Look at Black Queer men in dealing with HIV diagnosis. And you kind of get an inside scoop A look behind the curtains out at what. That's like what that experience was like who they're dealing with and how they're handling it and I think it's just a very important piece and it's a topic that needs to be. We discussed a soldier's play by Charles. Fuller is now going up and I think my relatives should see it. Because David Alan grier is is a national treasure. He is highly underrated. He can do comedy he could do. Drama What am I friends? said he was the funniest I actor. He's ever worked with in his life and unfortunately his career never really like exploded. He's like the black person's Jim Carey very or Jim Carey was black that this is the career would have had a good career but not a superstar but he easily could be a superstar in every time. He's a sitcom he sort of walks away steel. Seen so you should see a soldier's play and see His dramatic chops and of course Charles Fuller and one of the first black place to Pulitzer prize receiving a great revival. Going on right now so check it out. I would second Jackson. Is this a room mm-hmm that's the only thing I've seen three times ever in my life and I will be honest. It's because the second you times. There are people who don't go to the theater a lot. Who wanted to see something good right and I took them to it? And it's raining till the nineteenth but to give something different. I'M GONNA say be adventurous go to the exponential festivals website. Their January January festival. That is new and great and they do really really weird shit and go to their website. Open all the shows just read the descriptions and if you like them be pick the best one or the best ones that you think sound cool and go to them because theater I think when you particularly when you want to become a theater goer being ventures and going to weird shit is great so try it make you relatives try it. Maybe I'm the only one who has relatives who have kids. But I was thinking he about something that you might bring the family to I want to recommend pips island which is an off Broadway. immersive theatre production running in a space base built for them on forty second street and it is very much geared towards. I don't know like five to ten year olds. I'm I'm not necessarily good with figuring out the age of children around me and and they're they've really skilled way of putting the kids front front and center in the room but also having the grownups sort of around the outside of the rooms you can experience the show without being involved in the show where getting in the way if the kids and it's great. It's like everything I like about immersive theatre. It's it's beautifully constructed space and you move around from place to place and There is some interaction by not interaction. That super we're uncomfortable and very little interaction is actually the adults which is an extra bonus for me. There's no one on ones a- and the cast and they're supporting staff there are also just like really great at handling these kids as audience members who get get to move around but also like can't just move around Willy Nilly So they're they're really hurting them. They're really good at Sort of calming them. If someone gets upset because it can be a little scary. At times they have all sorts of tools in their back pocket to calm them down or kick them out of the room if they need to. It's just it was really sort of the best possible possible theater experience for young children. I think in many ways even better than the kind where they have to sit in the seat. Pay attention the whole time so i. I wholeheartedly recommend that to people with kids. Who are the right age? I didn't see a ton this year and I haven't seen it done over the past three years of what is still open So so That doesn't mean that my recommendation isn't valid. But it's just coming from a smaller pool of shows And sort of along the same lines as has David. I brought my niece my thirteen year old niece to the show and she came to visit last year and my recommendation is beetlejuice. I thought it was a really fun. Adaptation Reputation of the movie. That was just different enough to I hadn't seen in a long time but there were enough moments from the movie that I remembered and you could tell the audience audience also was like. Oh yeah that guy or whatever And but it also is affecting. I didn't I didn't do this on purpose but my my sister lost her husband a few years ago. Oh and they changed the storyline. To be about Lydia's dead mom and so it was like an an accidental so like theater moment for my niece like I kind of felt her Connecting with the show and it was it was really cool. And it's obviously got like you know ribald Raunchy Humor Mar That can span if you got like a younger kid that that they can work with that kind of humor and it's also good for adults to and teens like like eat that shit up so it's wonderful and also Scott Rudin sucks. That was incredibly civilized. Everyone I am very very impressed. I think that's because we're all sharing Mike's everyone has to stop and contain their thoughts and then formosans and then take them. It's a little more of a process but I am very please the really good job. Good job everyone first round. What was your favorite moment at the theater? This year okay. I'M GONNA go with a very unconventional one. Because it was a show that happened for one day. Hey and mostly only people who are invited to see it but in skittles commercials Broadway musical also on my list breath I mean it was actually a really tremendous work of weirdness. I don't even know I mean it was created by skittles battles as a commercial skills that would be live during the super bowl but we'd never air during the Super Bowl it was just performed the day of the Super Bowl And it wasn't actually on Broadway but it was a musical that starred Michael C Hall as a guy dressed as a cat from cats. Oh he was as long as we'd like an audition or something. God only knows at this point. I can't remember exactly But there was a moment where skittles start falling from the sky. A mob accidentally kills Dell's Michael C Hall. And it just like the level of mayhem and creativity just sort of built up so much that I think for me..

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12:12 min | 2 years ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"The central character someone who's just kind of deeply skeptical about the idea of an afterlife and then slowly over time i think sort of metaphor of grief just kind kind of slowly comes to the realization that maybe there is something there beyond the the film of reality that i'm not seeing so it does sound a little bit like what we don't careful about his writing but a lot of people love that yeah yeah and honestly the genre thing has me has to be swayed and confused yeah there's a moment at the end of the yeah back honestly this moment the end of the play is just so fucking cool don't spoil it i won't and it's so simple it's not like it's not high-tech theatrical magic it's good old fashioned theatrical title magic i'll tell you it breaks my heart because every single one of his players on paper like sounds like exactly my same which is why i keep going back and none none of them have quite spoken to me in the way that they speak to a lot of other people and like this place is really great the other one that he had this year in chicago oh yeah it's based on the true story of his mother was sort of a neat theatrical dimension where it's it's a live actor lip synching to her actual prerecorded tax the whole thing sounds so cool we're gonna hate it probably a eh that's coming to the vineyard theatre next year yeah third play on their season yeah the only thing i would say is comfortable stay for less waters less less is a really i'm glad that sort of now that he's sort of a free agent so to speak that hopefully we'll get to see him direct more new york because he is such a wonderful weirdo he does such incredible things on stage there's a bit of a punk rock aesthetic that i think actually is an interesting contrast to i think lucas's who's a slightly more eligible playwright is kind of cool to see like this sort of like moody singer songwriter and like you know iggy pop kind of collaborating it's kind of fun and i wish them more collaborations in the future so this starts performances actually this month on the twenty second of november but it runs through january and will open in december so this is at playwrights horizons seasons whose they're having a pretty decent shows right now here is the fourth turning was a huge hit for them there this past summer with a strange loop by michael jackson which was fucking delightful i'm just just sort of like i'm in a position also just keep encouraging playwrights because they're on a really nice run yeah i'm gonna go to theater lab conway but roy macgregor which started running through the twenty fourth i have kind of been i don't know anything about this show i don't really know much about the playwright but i love scams i've gotten very into scams recently not personally scamming but like stories of scams and cons i think i i like true crime and i got burnt out on all the murder stuff so now i wanna know like crimes that don't necessarily kill people i'm more interested in knows scams are having a moment so yeah i would say the white house's evidence of that scams hot so hot right now true out scams in so conway is about alan conway do you did you there is no this but i wanna make sure you know i know it alan conway was this guy as stanley kubrick got older older like in the nineties and retreated from the world alan conway started passing himself off the stanley kubrick go you're like the talk shows like meeting people and organiz organiz except for like years but like in places where people who might know stanley kubrick looks like him yeah like photos videos there's all sorts sorts of stuff so we did it for years and then stanley kubrick found out which was like hey dude what's up and then he just sorta faded away again that's kind of where wet so the stories just bonkers why did he do that i suppose we'll have to see the play why not yeah i mean i think he kind of just did it because he could probably whistle he looked like stanley kubrick and it's like oh i can make money from this distinctive looking guy by the way if you ogle quick yeah i think that one of the things that got caught isn't like at one point he had the cubic mustache instead he didn't or something there was some sort of like weird you know like you would see in a cartoon really slapped the mustache on it was it all went south his his wife found out that he found out and it was just i don't know the story is just bizarre and i feel like at a place like theater lab it's going to get really fun and really weird so i know nothing about the like i said i don't really know anything i just lupus rory macgregor do we know this person i do not not only god sorry i i knew i wanted to get from his who is yet rory macgregor oh that's so fascinating worry is very very finding director he actually actually worked at the public very recently he was the associate director for carrie cracknell on life which went to rodway and is wonderful a very very very talented director and writer so oh that makes me very excited okay this is a this is a young artist worth like spending your time i am taking a look at even more power to my joyce it's i paused because you said writer and i was like a writer and i guess fucking so it makes me makes me excited oh cool we're gonna wander back to another maximum favourite because our boys sam hunter has a new show at lincoln center center it is running now through january eighteenth called greater clements for those need a refresher this is the playwright behind such shows as the whale and anything that is named after eight hundred nyla you better watch it films so and where i don't have the whereas where does this take take place in gritter clements which no which is a fictional town in idaho just wants i want him to write a play about las vegas just one time for fun for me hunters the greater las vegas oh i would watch that it would just be like showgirls walking around sadly the people who run the backside out of the casino the people who make change yeah just have very quiet existential breakdowns wow that's actually a really the people who make changes like are really good metaphor for play if someone wants to take that i i'm sending it already proposing it i'm gonna put it up at MCC next year perfect so anyway this is about a mining community and we all know what happens with mining communities and judith ivey has has the leading part in this she's sort of narrator and the matriarch of a mining family who's about to shut down her family business which is a mind for a museum her son has moved back home et cetera et cetera mysterious old friend who visits it shows are just they're really finally observed portraits of the kind of people that we don't often get to mean interact with new york and some of them i have adored wholeheartedly some of them i've been a little bit less than love with all of them have been worth the time it took to see them or read them so this is the new house which is there off broadway strays downstairs staged in the round this also for people conservative accessibility ability some of the seats you have to step up and walk over part of the stage and telecharge will tell you which seats says are so if that's something you don't want to do you can avoid the seeds tickets are eighty two dollars but it is quite a bit for the beginning of the run and i know that i'm going to try to get myself there as soon as i can because i love his players i don't wanna miss it did you say who directed stretching there's mccollum who talk shows including the whale and a brand new boise and love davis i would like to make a campaign start slowly because he's one of those artists that i really think at this point in his career should be have been on broadway i mean like limited run run late i just feel like there's something so beautiful and his i really love to see one of his plays really kind of for lack of a better term blown up on that scale the whale is such an obvious choice for second stage to put on at the helen hayes task idea and i think it's just a matter of when the right actor says like i want to do this i know i'm hard to think give someone better than shuler i mean he was so phenomenal but anyway it's one put that into the universe that should be on broadway great movie a very smart choice for producer i think so the extra i would like to talk about is a new play called one into that is going up at the new group starting i think it's starting playing right now and this is a new play by donya our love who yes those recognition our don yeah as a wonderful wonderful young playwright who's actually had a couple of productions of new york in the last year two plays from his what he calls the love trilogy which is three plays that that are about black queer men in different points of american history to of that of those three plays have been produced off broadway last year sugar in our wounds at MTC MTC and then most recently firefly's at atlantic and this new plays not part of that trilogy but it isn't new play that is a a deeply personal to dunya i'm not you know sharing any news by saying that in fact it's actually in the mark materials that on your love is a black gay playwright who is HIV positive and he through social media and his artistic work as well as his just sort of life work is incredibly vocal about raising awareness for people living with hiv aids and particu in communities of color so it says in the mortgage rules that this is this new plays inspired by donges tenth anniversary of being HIV positive and it's a three hander is three queer black men who are sort of without spoiling to much because there are some very interesting things that happened in this play it is about three men sort of coming to terms with what it means to be part of a community that is also part of an epidemic and the thing i wanted to stress about don yeah and what i love about how how he centralises HIV in his work is that i feel like obviously you know angels america there are a lot of plays that talk about sort of the height of the HIV aids crisis in the late twentieth century but most of those plays are about white men and others actually very very few plays that have gotten a stage like an off broadway stage that are about how positive HIV positive status functions in communities of color and so i think that this is a a wonderful wonderful moment where that is actually happening on an off broadway stage where this story is actually being told and examined so i think think it's worth seeing just for that and it also helps a done as a beautiful i would argue very romantic playwright and i don't mean that as a pejorative at all i think donna's work mark is is heart opening and vulnerable and poetic and beautiful and funny in a way that is never are never never condescending to the audience and i'm also deeply excited that someone who i personally and professionally door stevie walker web is directing this world premiere stevie walker web is a a young incredible director who actually made his off broadway debut with us this year at the public theater with ain't no mo by jordan cooper it's great to see him you know getting more gigs and doing stuff.

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13:12 min | 2 years ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"Performance podcast they will be talking about two things we saw in summer festivals and two things we saw elsewhere enjoyed the show right. Thank you for joining me on this very sweaty day. It's so sweaty today. I'm Ben Ferber. Theater Artists Strange extraordinaire just a strange extraordinary and I'm Liz Richards crabs woman about town. We have a twofer episode today. Yes it's very weirdly intimate recording. It's the middle of summer yeah. A lot of people went out of town and it's festival time you gotta look at those vegetables. Yeah you know it is funny to me how we lost fringe what last summer two summers ago and and all of these summer festivals have sort of popped up in its place and I kind of might like them better. I resolutely like yeah. I feel bad saying that because fringes such it has been such an institution but I think these new festivals that are coming up a really cool and really interesting and curated in a fringe Kinda got too big for its Britches. They do seem to be more thoughtfully curated than fringe because fringe had one hundred shows. I'm I'm exaggerating yeah yeah much and these new festivals they have more of a character to them like you can kind of gas like Oh this shows in this festival this shows in this festival because they are similar in production quality and I and I wouldn't say genre but I would say types of subject matter <hes> yeah. It's so we can start you WANNA start with the show that we saw ice factor yeah. I want to just get out in front of this and say we have a lot to unpack on this episode. Yeah this is going to be kind of a doozy yeah so get excited very very confused in four extremely different ways confused delighted and confused. Yes intrigued board many different feelings I had during the course of these shows that we saw so the first show we saw was called the drinking bird. It's an ice factory show ice factory. If you don't know is a festival that runs <hes> basically a show every week at the new Ohio Theater which is down on Christopher street near the Hudson River which is a lovely space and I always love going there and there are shows basically through August in ice factory so you check them out and see what's in them this one of her shows if not the first show and it is hard to describe so it's by the limited liability theater company Co created by mcfeely Sam Goodman Sarah Hughes and Lucy Commence Gay and what it basically really is is. It's a lecturer but dramatized. It's sort of like those old classic Greek theater where someone poses a question and then someone else has has the answer and then but what about this well it's interesting you say that the La so what this show was was a lecture about essentially socialism communism to a degree leftist politics techs and why they're good and why they're good for workers and it basically takes the form of many questions that are answered that are asked and answered by the ensemble you can tell from listening meaning to it that it's basically framed as a rhetorical question coming from someone who is. Let's say not a leftist being answered in a very reason to manner by someone who is a lot of it's about <hes> Labor the value of labor the costs endanger of labor and so what is depicted through various types of choreography and various little vignettes and bits of humorous physical nonsense is people working so the beginning of the shell takes about. I don't know five or ten minutes to read one page because a person reads is given a page after a long Rube Goldberg Ask Assembly Family Line of getting them the page and the page has one or two words on it and then they have to get the next page and there is sort of this comically overcomplicated assembly line later on they redo this assembly family line when they're talking about <hes> mechanization and efficiency and they actually keep taking someone out of the assembly line until it is one person feverishly running with a piece of paper from one side of the room to the other and handing it to the person reading at Yes both of those sequences that you just described were the parts where I was most interested in what they were saying because the action was illustrating the discussion but in between those there are these large sections of the question and answer in very basic dialogue and explanation with literally people sitting around conference table or standing to the side or which honestly for me is totally to now. It's difficult because those the sections were also the ones which were talking about bullshit jobs as they call them and how they are jobs where people sit around talking about how to make things more efficient and thus eliminate their job accepted they never eliminate their job and so they're just sitting in talking or they are also doing a streetcar named desire occasionally. I look if I could tell you the number of times that's popped up in my office when I'm just inbetween work and I just you know Stella doubts minutes you just have to someone comes into your office wearing during a with what is John Maclean shirt called John MacLean shirt and he's hot and there's a love triangle kindness of strangers always yeah I feel like the the staging simultaneously fell very flat or ran the risk of actually upstaging what they were discussing because when the tax get so dense which it does it many he points in this show my is drawn to the action and when the action is so much more interesting than the text text Kinda drops out for me and so it was neat to see the little bits of synchronicity between them describing in the way of machine functions and then this sort of Rube Goldberg like you said going on the background so those little moments were nice but I spent half the time saying why why am I not just reading this. Why not reading this sitting sitting at my bullshit job you know I I would? I mean I think they sent us the script but I didn't read it I did. I slipped through it yeah. I what what is reading it like. It's like reading an article. I mean it's broken down into new dialogue but it's mostly dial as we thought it would yeah. It is mostly dial up. There's there's some stage directions in there. I mean including say directions that they read once we get to the end of the show and it kind of all gets very Meta but I I don't know what what they are saying is very interesting. The discussion is interesting but this felt like an illustrated article that I didn't need to see. I almost forgot to say this. You remember what I said to you. When we were walking out there is a graphic novel that in his very similar way to the show dramatizes the itunes terms of service? Yes exactly was very much that and in that graphic novel for are the people listening who may not have seen it first of all Google it. It's hilarious but it is dialogue being delivered by people as if it were comic book but they are doing various things cursorily related to whatever part of the Apple D._O._S. that they are reading yeah I mean and that sounds interesting but I just don't think it sustains my interest. I am also not an auditory learner. I have to read it. I gotta see it so big streams of words coming at me at all aw Kinda glosses yeah I mean this is sort of I mean it's interesting because this is a very very resolutely leftist show but it reminds me of the live reading of the Mullahs report yeah which is a very discreetly sort of like centre-left project object but it has similar energy in that it is designed to get across information that would be delivered in a dry educational setting I was going to say it reminded me a little. Although I think that the quality of this is much better it reminded me a little of when you were in school and the dare program would come to your school shit and they would do little scenes but the scenes were very educational and sort a flat and then they would stop and they would discuss it. I mean this is not discounting drinking bird because I think that they do it on a much higher more interesting level but that's kind of what I felt like it is it is yes. I think it's an interesting experiment and in how to do theater like this. I it's not totally successful but I actually like here's the thing I will go see another limited liability theater company show if they do one like this yeah I would definitely be interested with for me. I think it would depend on topic but I'm definitely interested in what they are doing and enough to go season thing again. Give him a second shot cool so now moving onto another festival. That's running right now. The corkscrew theater festival down on <hes> East Fourth Street and we went and saw preexisting conditions which I really as a billed as a rom com at least as far as I understood it is kind of a different take for festival. I was saying when we went in and you don't see a lot of straight up. Rom coms nowadays it has to be subversive ver- jaded or has some sort of conceptual twist to it all those things this yeah so so it's probably at least talk and it is about a dating service and matchmaking service called optimists that matches people with medical history medical issues preexisting conditions and no health insurance dance with altruistic Tech Pros. I guess who are willing to marry for the health insurance sort of how many years ago we got the well. Today I suppose marrying for the Green Card so we meet afire so that's a point of contention because everyone says her name Assira except for her co worker the Casey who calls her firearm and I think that's supposed to be a joke which he and I thought it was maybe a a southern accent thing because Casey does have a little bit of a southern Twang. Oh fear a house a sort of unnamed undiagnosed diagnosed preexisting condition that seems to affect. She's very thirsty. All the time she gets headaches and stomach cramps and most disturbingly. She's just hemorrhaging blood like a lot of the show the significant efficient amounts of times and so she has been set up with generic nice guy that she doesn't particularly get along with but they are in it for the health insurance and I love the concept of this because I do you think it's something that people think about a lot. Especially people are age. Especially artists are age who don't necessarily have health insurance and with the way healthcare is in America right now. I kind of liked the idea of this in OAF era. I guess my problem with it. My problem with the show is it AF- era is not a particularly likable heroin and I think if you're going to do a rom com you have half to you have to be rooting for the person to find love and she's not i. I don't mind having unlikable lead in fact I love it unlikable lead but there was no reason for me for to root for her to find the success. In the second half that is the big plot point is her health issues and beside a couple of sort of nebulous doctors appointments where everyone's like Oh you're fine and she says no. I'm not fine. We never get any resolution on that. We don't even get a diagnosis diagnosis and I realized that that is realistic but to make it such a crux of the plot and have it never go anywhere was very frustrating and and to spoil the ending a little bit but she never gets a diagnosis.

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Maxamoo Theater

12:01 min | 2 years ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"The hundred fifty dollar tickets are literally right next to the sixty dollar tickets i don't quite understand who buys those interpretation right but can also they have rush tickets through today picks they had there's a discount code that's out there if you google for it ended their protection available on today for the first performance portland's freeview in also in general republican especially for the public over the summer if you show up a standby tickets or you could get you tickets last minute promoters performances i think that's the case with most theaters in new york city i dunno about about around the country but i i was being this tweet from a a baby janas who's an actor and she said oh i'm showing like when i sold out you it's because it's described as like scoop them up but they don't always show up and have you show up day up like they'll have like cheap tickets at the last minute because some subscribers and not either seat that night the last time i saw some people not get into a short the public or waiting was that one person trouble in half way of life celebrate rouser it sounds a lot of people in the audience baritone like no what do you mean no real way we always get it like sorry a sort of a big deal yeah if you're trying to change lou bar mind like any other pistol ray with the i ran from new jersey in the christmas party and they're like don't worry it'll be fine even though were sold out online at listen never hurts to show up and ask yes exactly i i've even like a broadway show up and they're like seven thirty may puppy dog guys what what's the least expensive way i could see the show today in a network not always but often show a little leg is and you never know when you're david levy yeah it's like a lot of like a hundred dollar saying oh forgot her all my money well that's why they are definitely got the club tootsie roll potter likeness dojo might give you a free ticket the neck i'm gonna i'm gonna recommend it's called summer a banquet presented by third rail project and food of love a third rail is one of my favorite immersive theatre companies in new york city i feel like they like their stuff is always so inventive see magically like their their base headed then she fell alice in wonderland theme thing that's been running in bushwick for ten to twenty twelve which is practically on hold her unheard of in off off broadway company and the last thing i saw was at lt p three ashley and it was about like the making of theater and it was like all around that like backstage alsi t three in the dressing room like and it's in it's like don't normally get the goats in a theater and so i i always really enjoy it it's always like the people always beautiful ad which is very important than the the the music is the the music is usually like very like very very whimsical and like very melancholy it's it's very dan space so there's not a lot of tax which is why i'm surprised it they're doing shakespeare but you know how come you're screwed that up as a midsummer someone i dream with food and how could you say we're working very lengthy titanic how could we screwed is good at what they do like i see them fucking up shakespeare that badly editor food involved here like how i i'm not gonna be mad at us alternate it's like so basic such a basic thing to do and it's about hedonism an it's about gluttony address taking an all of the feelings and so you add that in food and it sounds like a fun waited a fun day night basic bitch exactly but you know i just need to have my brain furlough but i'm gonna read this i think in union square to so it's like not even having this lebow to exactly the sort of brooklyn all you bitches get out of there exactly and eat some food even enjoy some shake there and it's only seventy five dollars oh wait a minute if you ordered the comfortable because i am a i think it's a multi course lamey old man topic so small plates oh i'll bring mcdonald's yeah well why why first of all then she felt like there is some free booze involved so maybe they'll be freebies involved this that i do i have not seen that show and that's why made that they feel so terrible it's been running forever going i didn't either that's because it's as good as i know it is supposed to be it's expensive there even though there's like a male english you can get on for rush tickets leaving the rush tickets are pretty expensive so expensive as in like a hundred dollar rush yeah i'm sold on russia special occasions whatever oh no definitely but it's also another thing immersive things where they only let three people in so you really get a lot of one on one time if that's what's actors if that is your jam with immersive theatre not entirely jay okay maybe maybe some topping out of maybe my topping out of something that i casually dip into but not a jam 'em they they just sit there and watch you i mean i'm not oppose i know we've joked about this another maximum about audience interaction of how much we ate it an i've i've learned to give up on my hatred for that because it's gonna happen anyway it's kinda like the mj being late it's like it's gonna happen why get upset a so i've i've learned to appreciate stuff like that like i'm gonna tell you stories like oh god this actor and i get over my artist says or my fear of like i'm aware of the artifacts in this person's performing and then i start thinking what they're thinking looking at me how they were hearses now i'm not even listening to what they're saying i've learned a shut off that part of my brain when you have audience interaction yeah yeah well that's the thing is like immersive theatre kind of reminds me of being at disneyland because i used to at disneyland although it just feels like being in a different world and the thing about theater sometimes because i'm sitting there i'm always aware that i'm here you are there and were having to different experiences right now and so i like being asked to work one audience member stay engaged because sometimes i think theater take it for granted that we will be yeah i saw the fever woolly mammoth then i think we've also at the public were audience have to participate the show does not run and listening audience participation and after getting i i kind of enjoyed it after being like oh crap we gotta get up out of rc mhm a yeah and if you want done while because everyone does it these days like bell doesn't really well okay i'll check it out mhm so a the next day i wanna talk about another musical on this one is broadway bounty hunter which is the new joy con a show that starts july ninth at greenwich has in the west village and a joel rose music lyrics and the book a he collaborated with lance rubin and jason sweeties williams and this is a project he's been developing all three of them have been developing for for years and years i've been hearing snippets of it at his concerts and it's all over you do but you wanna go get a sense of it at a weapon now a couple of years ago and said yeah it's a was written for in about a any golden who i like to think of is the love it a stage in punk rock actress a you know she was in a divisional production of hair and also in the film in these days people know her probably best from orange is the new black where she plays the character who doesn't speak whose name of leaking on it is she plays herself and from what i gather about the story she say a down on her lock actress a of a certain age who is on a gig a to become it comes to fighting bounty hunter in south america a an i believe she falls in love with one of her bounty hunting colleagues played validate screen and a discovers her in her woman warrior along the way an it's sort of based on exploitation films of the seventies come through who filmed blaxploitation filled in whatever you call the women exploitation films like a a faster pussy cat kill kill that sort of thing of the music that i've heard it's all very funky it is funny so my boyfriend good system theater with me but not as much as i do try to be very thoughtful but what i asked him to go see a instead this one he made plans to someone else below is getting ready for this episode as watching youtube videos and he was transfixed you like oh that looks really good i think i wanna see that as like fuck you know maybe i love it so much will go twice 'em but that's that's a good sign that you know like someone just wandering videos like oh that looks good that's that's like that seems to me sounds like heterosexual camp actually was a thing it's sort of died off of what the thing in the seventies easy with faster pussycat killing a whole genre of like over the top executive now totally in the director and choreographer center for warner who has worked with joe on many other shows but also the associate director of book of mormon so like i think camp is sort of part of her working vocabulary a it does make me a little nervous that this is a show about women's empowerment blaxploitation income through that was written by three great white guy 'em yeah i've heard that concern too but there is a woman who's directing there's a asian american music director they have a black artistic consultant a who's a composer what me i'm not even gonna know what even if it's just a weird giving you money because we feel bad like he deserves that money so a guy that right i mean i i don't know what his actual role is but a carjacking jackson took a job just one consultant right which is pretty much like the in the publishing industry there's something called the sensitivity reader where if you write about marginalized groups they were not a part of you pay someone from those groups to read it and say this might be problematic or maybe you should try this way 'em so maybe disney has that now to yeah so project i i don't think that's the worst thing the company here you know you know get that money if you care yeah i'm thinking about that big us about my god that the new side jobs view sensitivity a reparations keeper yes treasurer like just just pay you to like to criticize her work new like or even we're sorry that were white people who wrote this like all right trump paid for that so this show tickets are forty nine two hundred and forty nine dollars is currently on tdf which were i got my tickets i believe there's also a discount code if you google for it and it is currently scheduled through september fifteenth yeah nice yeah end if you can't afford be more chill at like if people like be more chill like how how did that will be one shows very my hair is very much designed for teams not only four teams but it's it's based on a young adult novel the characters teenagers this is very much a show for grownups the you know the protagonist is a senior citizen and it's based on culture of the seventies these that said i know that there's already like a day that a bunch of be more chill fans have organizers like be more chill fan day at broadway bounty hunter which is very you know it's there it's not all the same creative people but it's certainly sam.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"S m r and other things involving meditation here ism amsterdam and america's first daughter stored sounds hot in queer in a weird so that's what we're here for another play is chaos theory of now by jennifer joy a one person comedy about science quantum physics trump voting we're seeing a theme here a an evangelical home schooling a when i was in allege he is one of the best things i saw was at theater of note and there was a one person show there was clear about a woman exporting her time and the evangelical summer camp and it was so beautiful in weird and scary an interactive and it was maybe ten people in the audience and were going through this experience of blending religion that you laugh at first and yes where here in an experimental theater basement ally off center boulevard so we don't expect any true faithful rendering of evangelical christianity but in joking about is finding their own truth finding the universal links of being indoctrinated into whatever legend you're parents gave you are growing up and i feel like this in beard with that and i've been studying a lot of quantum physics and quantum mechanics lately for variety of other projects with that popped out of my mind and then finally a dose muscle bound cowboys from snake pit gulch by andy holiday which is out of the wild is it down in eighteen forty nine gold rush that is going to properly feature a lot of muscle bound cowboys without shirts on and a lot of camp i mean the title itself screams camp and that's running on july seventeenth at seven thirty i believe those muscle bound cowboys from snake pit goats if you want something campy you have the cast their chaos there of now if you want something intellectual as a queer and then you have ivanka play if you want something politico andrew say fuck you donald trump a season july second to their first addiction place check it out of forming their of you have two or three but like out of the forty nine account and most of them are one night only one of the great things to is that a bunch of these performances were free so if you take a look at the website maybe even the ones that are free they max out at i think fifteen dollars so it's it's totally affordable and most of the ones that are fifteen dollars you could get for.

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"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

Maxamoo Theater

15:44 min | 2 years ago

"theater" Discussed on Maxamoo Theater

"The maximum theater and performance podcast. This is also today. I'm talking to playwright actor Kate Hamel. You might know her SR Vanity Fair pride, and prejudice and sense and sensibility, we, she also it's apt to for the stage. She's like the Emma thump son of American theater now that I think about it kid and I spoke about her recent adaptation of Little Women running at the cherry lane, theatre through June twenty ninth. Enjoy the show. Kate, thank you so much for joining me. So much for having me. I'm great. I am a huge fan of your work and I love Little Women. Excuse me. Why fan boy? I loved Little Women more than I can more than I can say because it's a book that they make everyone read when they're in school. Yeah. And I always found it really boring. Yeah. Yeah. And I always found the movie adaptations pretty bland. Yeah. But see what with the book is that you turned it into something that feels very personalty my wrong. No, not at all. You know, I it's like been a very long journey with this particular out of tation. It's the hardest one ever did. And I adapted the frigging Odyssey's. So I was not expecting Little Women to be hard, but it really was part of it was personal part of it was political. So I was given this book, when I was really young eleven or twelve years old, by mom and. Yeah. I feel comfortable saying my mom, and I have not always had like the most. Leave it to be verb relationship. But this was something really lovely. We had between us and. So I wanted I did have great fun nece for the book. But when I re read the book with an eye towards adapting it because I wanted to I am really interested in doing explicitly feminist theatrical, adaptations, that are socially, progressive, and making them female centered in Little Women as the natural in because it is about American women. It is foundational for a lot of Americans in American women. And I was like, wow, it'd be really interesting to try to sort of reclaim that or address it, I was coming up against a, but I, I have not personally read it since I was in school. And when I reread it, I was like it is super charming, and it has lots of lovely things. But some parts of it, it's really hard to read them. It's anything but a tragedy, especially once I did more dramaturgical research, into Louisa may. Alcott saif. She. She didn't particularly want to write Little Women. She kind of liked writing like gory. Gothic thrillers and her publisher wanted her to write it. And so she started writing it. She basted on her own family, and including her sister, who died and. Much to her surprise became this huge monster hit. And she had based, the character of Joe in particular on herself and sh because it was she always knew she wasn't good. Mary Jo off to Laurie, but because the book was so popular at the time even in the nineteenth century, she was coming under a lot of pressure to marry Joe off to someone because Joe was giving signals of being not straight, and it is my firm belief, and my awesome drama, Turk, Kristen Lahey, who love shares in this belief, and we did a little research into it. Is that Louisa may Alcott herself was not straight? She may have been bisexual. But she has this quote, where she said, I have the soul of a man in a woman's body, I've never fallen in love with men, but I've fallen in love with hundreds of pretty young girls. People tend to poop that as oh, but she didn't really mean it. Why didn't she really mean that? Like what? And if you read the book, again, in the last five hundred pages Joe decides to give up her writing career, and Mary, a man. And it is my firm belief, which is not what all cutted as my firm belief that Alcott closeted her main character in order to protect your personal life and protect herself. But that was a little bit moot to me cut sexuality, I'm sort of rambling here. But I was really interested in creating a play because I knew by the virtue of this title and particular that lots of young people would come see it. Teenagers families children of writing a play in which people could see especially LGBTQ teens and kids, that people like them have always existed in society that there is a place for them that they can beat the heroes of classic story of. Classic American story that stories about American women. Do not have to be dramaturgical rigid that in fact that is detectable to the nature of theater, the people should be represented on sage that these classics can change and that Americans can go see pieces foundational pieces of American literature that reflect who we are today and say something about where we are today. And then I was commissioned by the Junko theater in Minneapolis, the artistic director Sarah Rasmusen, I had worked together before she's so great really lovely director in person, and she commissioned to do this piece, and yet it was a long journey 'cause I started the first draft of it before the election and I was kind of feeling like, well, this country has been messed up, but we're kinda headed in the right direction. Bomb os, just present Hillary's going to be president and right after the election in retrospect, I was terrible. Like naive basically thinking that. There you know that we were headed in a basically forward direction and for about a month and a half site pretty much abandoned the project. I was like, I don't want to write this play. I don't want to write a play, which is about, like, you know, staying in conversation with people that were different from you because I did not want to stay in conversation with people who are different from me, politically, I was sort of on the side of like, well we should have two countries. And so this play eventually, I was like, do I really believe that do I really wanna seed America to people who are heedful, white supremacists and sexes and misogynists and homophobes? And or do I want to take this American pay and kind of make a refutation of that or try to that? And speaking to young audiences as well as adults. So that's very long story. It was personal to me as well. When I was writing it a very close family. Member of mine was. Terribly ill. She thought she was dying. The doctor such she was dying. We thought she was dying. And at that time, she was under the influence a lot of medication. And she I was sitting by her bedside, and she said, tell me a story, and I said, what kind of certain she's had a story about myself. And I said, you know, once upon a time there was women Bubba. And she said and win that woman died. I got mad. I was like, no in this story the woman ever dies, and that became that I don't think plays are useful and less, you're putting or mean anything, unless you're putting something of yourself into it. So that became a framework of the place. So, yeah, it was. But it was not it was not a walk in the park to do with this particular widen. What you're talking about right now about, you know, you were sitting country divided I'll give it divided country in a ways that we're going back to the nineteenth century, the book takes place. Yes. To read a research that, you find any other spooky elephants parallels. What elements between the nineteenth century, especially when it comes to women and, and today. Well, you know what I thought was so interesting as we have such a stratified reduce. Gillis idea about our own past one of the things you know, I've done a couple of plays four players in high place, set in the nineteenth century. And one of the reasons why I really like setting place nineteenth century, besides I happen to be paddling pool. Once you do one thing theaters. Like, don't you do that thing? Do you wanna do that thing again, which is nice? I'm not complaining. I think there's was the society that was in the middle of a lot of flux. Their society society with great wealth disparity, which is very true. Now, I'm the lie we tell to ourselves about our past is that people were very, very different than they are. Now, you know, the kind of kickback I've gotten back from his plays like, well, your shoot Horning in a Joe's sexuality or your shoot Horning in this discomfort with generals, and I'm like actually her to that's untrue. People have always lived outside those boxes. People have always had to deal with those kind of ramifications Alcott herself did. And how those gender roles kind of betray you even the sort of the, you know, the sort of. I like people to come around a young people to criminal from this piping, like I there's no wrong way to be a woman. And in fact, I don't even have to. I can reject that label together and I'm not like the first of my kind Joe is someone who doesn't have any role models per se. But who can sense may be the role model of that kind? But yeah, I think the big lie to ourselves is. Oh, you know. Again. And I think that's a result of our own biases. That's not how the past was the and I think we have those blinders on and all sorts of ways gender role wise, certainly race wise, orientation, wise. I think we think people. Fit in a very small boxes. And they never did one of the very interesting things that I came across with, like, you know, we tend to think like, well the union was pretty United. And in fact, the returnable like Reese, riot said there was so much racism in the north, which of course, we're still is. But it was not at all. United causa was the United country. And for a huge percentage of the war, the union was losing. So it was not so much this, like, oh, the you know, history is moving in the right direction, and we'll get there. It was very fraud. And it was interesting to revisit like, you know, we tend to think ours is always the most mulch, Mus time and that we're uniquely lost, but we're not. Yeah, I agree one of the things that I I love what you did with, with Joe, who's always been central catcher. But, but you're saying right now this, you know, I I've got it into quite a few arguments when people are like, this is so modern for Little Women, and whatever, but one of the things that I find so interesting is that even for me growing up as little gay boy. Yeah, I saw myself Joe and I don't think that was not there. I think in fact it was coded. Yeah. And I don't know there's authors, who you read, even Jane Austen to Cernan agree that they're very queer elements and Elizabeth Bennet. Yes. And also in, in the dash would sisters weren't just living not like they want to couldn't. Yes. The to hear you talk a little bit more about that because those things are there and it's crazy to me that even women. Yeah. Are like no, this is to modern like I want romance and like Mr. Darcy conceive me. Yeah. I you know what I think is always a funny is. I'm always like well and people have the right to their viewpoint for sure. I I'm not particularly defensive about it, but I'm always like, well, the book always exists like the many adaptations that are very faithful to the original exist, you can put on the known writer movie, anytime he wanted, like on Netflix or whatever. But why are we not trying to speak to today's youth and today's people and what's happening right now? Why are we not trying to create something completely new sort of for what's happening now? And I, I I'm less concerned with, I think trying.

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