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Jake Hooker

JAKE HOOKER makes, writes about, studies, and teaches performance. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center. His next performance piece will premiere at the Bushwick Starr this fall.

The Provenance of Beauty: A TRAVELOGUE (OF A SOUTH BRONX TRAVELOGUE)

We’re in Harlem now, but we’re heading to the Bronx. Somewhere up north, we’ve heard. We’re a group of strangers, and we’re standing on a street corner waiting for a bus. Not so unusual, maybe, for New Yorkers: the standing, the strangers, the waiting. But the street corner is. Strange.

The Foundry Theater’s NYC...Just Like I Pictured It

On November 27, 1937, a new musical revue called Pins and Needles opened at Labor Stage in New York City where it played to capacity audiences until June 26, 1939, when it was transferred to the Windsor Theatre on Broadway for a year-long run.

In Dialogue: Stepping into Darkness with Will Eno

PROLOGUE: (Enters, in darkness. Footsteps. Pause.) Darkness. Footsteps. A little Pause. (Pause.) It’s quiet and dark. But you knew that. (Pause.) I could leave it all alone. I could let us shudder by ourselves. Leave us uncomforted by the shaky fiction of anything shared, of any common story. I could let us wreck ourselves in the dark, shiver closer to death, slowly, unnoticeably, instead of making such a big production out of it. But I won’t. So, savor it, the dark. Like everything it’s ending. Yes, as for the darkness, at least: The End.

DOWNTOWN IS A STATE OF MIND CUNY’s Prelude ‘06

Among theater practitioners, there may be few cities as bifurcated as New York. To many, there is “uptown” and there is “downtown”, and the line at 14th Street can be as contentious as the Mason-Dixon. Of course, the downtown/uptown divide in the theater community is not only, or even mostly, geographical.

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