It took me three hours to fall in love with Taylor Mac's "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music." Before I can even begin to explain what's so extraordinary about the show, or why 3 hours makes up barely act one, I have to orient you to the it of it.
The Venn diagram of high art and fart jokes
I want you to imagine the Venn diagram where high art intersects with fart jokes. That sweet spot, if you want to call it that, is the where Sacred Fools latest show "The Art Couple" lives.
The moving target of whiteness
Maybe it was pure coincidence. Or maybe it was the dramaturgy of the universe ...but on my drive to Pasadena to see "A Streetcar Named Desire" a particular phrase from a KCRW interview struck me.
Bearing witness from the choir?
There's a lot of this ‘witnessing’ happening in the theater right now. Our political climate has theater makers anxious to do something, say something, to protest in some way. The challenge is–when you're preaching to the choir, what do you say?
How do we evolve without losing our way?
Theatre Movement Bazaar's "The Grail Project" is probably 15 minutes too long, the quest itself is a little bit of a cop out, and the end doesn't really land. So let's do this in reverse.