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Four Theatermakers (Re)Focus on Diversity

The second (re)Focus Fest brings together four companies using performance to spark discussion about narrative, perspective, and history.

Two of several performers who spend some time on the floor during Michael Kiley's music-movement "experience" Close Music for Bodies. Photo by Adachi Pimentel.

CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES (Michael Kiley): 2017 Fringe review

Anyone who has sung around a campfire can attest to the power of music to elicit feelings of closeness

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Theater in Sketch: HIR (Simpatico)

Simpatico Theatre Company’s production of HIR by Taylor Mac challenges audiences to reconsider preconceptions of gender identity

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HIR (Simpatico): We are all everything

Author’s note: Taylor Mac uses “judy” as a gender pronoun. This review reflects Mac’s preference. Taylor Mac’s work is unwieldy and absurdist, challenging and unsettling. These elements often work to…

They Extract review

THEY EXTRACT! (Alma’s Engine): Love is a verb

In a dystopian future where love is a tangible commodity, Vera and Woolen fight to keep their love for themselves and each other.