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The Collaborative Audience

It was brought to my attention last week that I was talking about theatre criticism as a collaboration between theatre artist, critic, and spectator without really exploring what that means. 1,303 more words


The Shack Is Emotionally Predatory and Clumsy

It’s hardly worth writing a review of the recently released film The Shack. Everyone is going to have a preconceived notion about it before going to see it. 468 more words

Theatre Criticism

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Ashlee Haze #unleashed

If you go to your local Lane Bryant, you might see a familiar face on the displays and advertisements. Ashlee Haze is one of the faces for Lane Bryant’s # 154 more words

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The Journey to Remember to Forget

A review of Donna Ogunnaike’s Experimental Theatre Production; Strelitzia

I recollect the taste of baba dudu and sisi pelebe, choco milo and the race for agbalumo as a child. 499 more words


The Critic is Dead (Long Live The Critic)

    The critics panel last week at undercurrents Festival had some interesting discussion about the future of arts journalism. I am going to take this opportunity to further flesh out some of the emerging trends that were discussed at the conclusion of the panel. 1,335 more words


American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, Fails to Communicate Depth of Character in "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

Upon a stage ornamented with patterns suggestive of the Middle East, beautiful wire sculpting in the background evocative of a sun, trench warfare, and lush trees, … 440 more words

Theatre Criticism

Where We Live (New Ottawa Critics in Residence)

   I’ve been talking for weeks now about what the critical landscape currently looks like in this country, what the New Ottawa Critics thinks it’s trying to accomplish, and the theory behind that. 1,081 more words