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Stephen Tortora-Lee

To see a World in a grain of sand, And Heaven in a wild flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. William Blake William Blake belongs on Off-Off-Broadway.  Or at least he would have appreciated it, because of his belief that Art should be about Imagination rather than ... Read The Full Article...

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What’s Beat? The Beat is Beat? Do you dig? (snap,snap). The story we have is the story we were, twirling and twisting about in a blur whose end and beginning is a boy and a girl. That story –  two ends – are tender and sweet . . . But what we got in the ... Read The Full Article...

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Gate B23: Getting There Is Half The Fun And Double The Heartache (Fringe Festival 2010)

What do you do when you’re waiting….And waiting….AND WAITING…. At Gate B23 (written and directed by Debbie Slevin) we watch as 7 people try to figure out what to do when they are forced to look more deeply into their lives – because this time they’re not allowed to just gloss over  all the situations ... Read The Full Article...

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I’m sure it happens to you sometimes …  You’re walking down the street, pondering the inevitability of change and the hardship it’s apt to cause when you fail to adapt, and other foibles of the human condition… Then suddenly you realize that the person beside you is reading your mind, and doesn’t like what they ... Read The Full Article...

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Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Generally there are many people who put together a show and run  it, but in the case of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer most of the credit goes to just one multitalented individual who does the acting, the entertaining puppetry, controls the lighting and all together makes a wonderful illusion of a world both precious ... Read The Full Article...

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bites

There are many rites of Food in the world, and the vibrancy of our young nation’s reverence toward the the appreciation of food and the veneration of all things nutritious and/or tasty is woven into the very fabric of our collective psyche. In SMALL BITES: A SMORGASBORD OF ONE-ACT COMEDIES (written and directed by J.C. ... Read The Full Article...

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cake

Marie Antoinette is famous for the saying, “Let them eat cake!” Whether she actually said it or not doesn’t really matter in the face of history or the minds of the people whose rumor-mill worked overtime and managed to get her head in the guillotine anyway. Cake (written by Felipe Ossa and directed by Leah ... Read The Full Article...

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clandestine

What kinds of secret do you know? Is it classified?  Is it torrid?  Do you feel it’s necessary to preserve your identity?  Do you have a secret identity?  Is it ruining your life?  Is it a second life? Is it real or just pretend? Do you need to expose it to be free?  Do you ... Read The Full Article...

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Riverside Symphony

The Riverside Symphony (written by Michael Niederman and directed by Hondo Weiss-Richmond) is truly a symphony of perspectives. It opens with Cassandra (Arlene Chico-Lugo), a young high school student speaking to us and to her park as she reminisces about the playground with hippopotami set into the cement. She cries out to the world wondering ... Read The Full Article...

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Thyme

I’ve always been a fan of A Midsummer Night’s Dream because (like the other plays by this Shakespeare fellow) it is well written, but unlike Hamlet or Macbeth it’s a comedy making fun of all the foibles of humanity . . . rather than a tragedy about the consequences of all the foibles of humanity.  ... Read The Full Article...

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If you sit too long it will push you off the bench, so others can have a turn.

Sentient City almost sounds like science fiction, but it is the opposite actually.  These are actual techniques and devices to help the system of the city (through the people that live within it)  become more aware of the processes within itself through mobile technology and designed in feedback systems in order to make cities more ... Read The Full Article...

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An interesting social interactivity experiment is happening in the Bronx right now. Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? Well, thanks to the folks behind this Tree Museum, we don’t have to pave paradise, we can discover it in the Bronx where it’s free (they don’t ... Read The Full Article...

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