Elise D’Avella

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): Imagining another Nora

Naomi Orwin asks: Would a woman have envisioned a different Nora? A different Torvald?

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): After the slam

Lucas Hnath takes up Nora’s story fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.

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Theater of the Extreme: Amanda Schoonover looks back on PHAEDRA’S LOVE

Henrik Eger talks to actor Amanda Schoonover about Sarah Kane and her career.

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LONG TROUBLE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

There’s a lovely simplicity in Elise D’Avella’s staging of the tragic story.

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PHAEDRA’S LOVE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

Two decades after her suicide, Kane remains one of the most truthful voices in theater. Svaha’s production captures her brilliance.

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Fringe in Sketch: (MISS) JULIE (Svaha Theatre Collective)

Rich people need it. Poor people have it. If you eat it then you die.

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(MISS) JULIE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2017 Fringe review

In (MISS) JULIE, Svada Theatre Collective gives the naturalistic classic a much-needed reinterpretation.

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Six Questions for Six Directors: John O’Hara’s 12 CHAIRS gets a revamped production

Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.

Pictured: Jessica Otterbine. Photo credit: Rebecca Cureton.

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Depression and mental collapse run through Sarah Kane’s CRAVE, an indictment and exploration of love presented in a series of late-night showings.

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BEDLAM: SHAKESPEARE IN REHAB (Manayunk Theatre Company): 2016 Fringe review 16

Welcome to the Asylum! In Shakespeare’s day, thrill seekers had a choice between catching a show at the Globe and viewing the lunatics in Bedlam, the setting for more than…

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Bard in BEDLAM: Manayunk Theatre Company gets crazy with Shakespeare

Is Lady Macbeth mad? Who has people figured out: Shakespeare or Freud? Answers from the folk behind BEDLAM: SHAKESPEARE IN REHAB