So you know that cute,slightly disheveled professor you had a crush on in college? That would be Charles times two. The sketch duo, which derives its name from both of the members’ first names, is that smart, funny hybrid I look for in a man–I mean sketch comedy duo.
Category Archives: Performing Arts
The death of most Shakespearean productions is complacency. The director “knows” what the play is about. The actors “know” how Shakespeare sounds. The audience “knows” what to expect. But what if they don’t? What if none of this is true? What if everyone involved has to discover a play for the first time?
We’ll get to the vagina jokes, the lesbian obsessions, the greaser language, and the revealing costumes. These elements of Kelleen Conway Blanchard’s Kittens in a Cage, while varyingly successful in flagging attention, are not the soul of the play.
This is not your run-of-the-mill art show folks. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases featuring visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performance.
Going into Thursday’s general meet-and-greet, none of the 50 invited artists will know whether they will be acting, writing, directing, designing or singing for the weekend. In other words, this weekend will truly be an artistic free-for-all. It will be glorious.
The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives, currently being produced by Theater Scmeater, was written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney back in 1989, which makes the play old enough to be considered a chestnut. This presents an insurmountable hurdle in providing anything but an empty frivolity.
Part 3 of The Working Artist series featuring dancer Paige Barnes. Wherein Omar Willey discusses the role of the artist in society with bits of poetry.
Ms. Barnes has been popping up everywhere lately: From Vanessa deWolf’s Score for an Unrehearsed Ensemble to impromptu events at Kaleidoscope Vision and Danse Perdue, she has shown a penchant for keeping busy. Still, she always returns to Open Flight Studio, which she co-founded in 2002-2003. I caught up with Ms. Barnes at Open Flight Studio in rehearsal for her new dance work, Lead Bunny.
Of Tennessee Williams, naturalism and defying expecations.
There are scoffers in the community who believe that artists do not do any real work. Paige Barnes’ life and career offer a perfect rejoinder to this sort of nonsense. She is as devoted to her community as she is to her craft and her creativity, in ways that those who do “real work” only wish they could understand. In spite of all her hard work and her innate genius, Paige Barnes remains a virtually unappreciated artist in a town that is known for failing to appreciate its working artists.