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Crossing Barriers, Bridging Cultures

Seven years ago, it began: with three shows, three staged readings, five boroughs, loads of talent, and even a pinch of insanity, In Scena!, a festival of contemporary theater imported directly from Italy to NYC, was born. This year's festival (April 29–May 13) boasts twelve full productions, two theatrical readings of Italian plays in translation, a prestigious award that will be presented to an up and coming playwright, and the return of an inspiring poetry workshop.

In Pursuit of the Urgently Inexplicable

Arbery—tender, clement, and an exposed nerve who shines with a quiet charisma—does not intend to be the center of attention, even as his career is exploding, and so it seems fair that he wouldn't force a principal role on anyone else, even a fictional character.

In Dialogue

NICKY PARAISO with Kathleen Warnock

Nicky’s new full-length work, now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories, is opening on March 22. He’s a writer, performer, and essential curator, mostly of dance work at La MaMa. His curatorial work has occupied him greatly the last two decades, and he felt the need to return to his own creative work.


The Brooklyn Rail

APR 2019

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