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Fringe NYC Mid-Festival Report

Our mid-Fringe NYC report, we have some enthusiastic recommendations and a few things we didn’t like so much. What have you seen at the NYC Fringe and what did you think about it?

Also, inspired by David Cote’s “Five life hacks to mentally survive the unbelievably shitty Fringe shows you will see” in Time Out New York we share our own tips for surviving bad theater.

On this week’s episode lindsaybarenz, fuckyeahgreatplays and jackinbrooklyn.

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Donkey Punch, King Lear, & The Maids

With itsdlevy, fuckyeahgreatplays, and lindsaybarenz we discuss new productions of Donkey PunchKing Lear, and The Maids and the challenges of having and the benefits of hearing minority opinions.

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NYC Fringe 2014 Preview

The New York City International Fringe Festival is the largest multi-arts festival in North America with over 200 shows at 20 venues during 16 days in August. On this episode of Maxamoo New York City Theater Podcast lindsaybarenz, fuckyeahgreatplays, and jackinbrooklyn preview the shows they’re most excited to see.

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Playwrights & Performers: James Kautz and Jay Stull from The Amoralists

An interview with James Kautz, the artistic director of theamoralists and the director of The Qualification of Douglas Evans (playing at Walker Space through August 9, 2014), and Jay Stull, director of Enter at Forest Lawn (playing at Walker Space through August 9, 2014). We had an earnest conversation about the plays they directed this summer, how they found their way to acting, writing, and directing in the theater, surviving as an artist in New York City, the gamble of producing exclusively new work, and future projects from The Amoralists.

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New 2nd Stage Shows, Hedwig & Mini-August Preview

Second Stage opened two new productions this week, Sex with Strangers, at its main stage in Midtown, and Mala Hierba, at its smaller venue on the Upper West Side. LindsayNicole, and Isaac discuss these and revisit Michael Mayer’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inchstarring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall. They also do a mini-preview of upcoming August shows, including Bedlam Nightmares, Shakesbeer,and King Lear at Shakespeare in the Park.

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Sundance Playwrights Sound Off on Female Emergence, Blacklisting and Advocacy Group The Kilroys - Playbill.com

fuckyeahanniebaker:

"We need to talk about class, we need to talk about race," Baker said. "I feel like if we just focus on women, we might end up with a lot of naturalistic dramas about rich white women on the Upper West Side… and I actually feel like if theatres country-wide made an effort to program plays that are formally experimental for people from all walks of life, all backgrounds, I think that the female playwrights thing would follow. I think the people writing those plays are women. I think some of the most interesting formal experimentation in this country is happening by female playwrights… I’m so appreciative of all the conversations of gender parity in the theatre, but I’m often weirded out by class and race not being talked about at the same time."

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Busayo: Interview with Adepero Oduye

An interview with stage and screen actress Adepero Oduye (Movies: 12 Years a Slave, Pariah and Broadway: The Trip to Bountiful) by fashion designer and entrepreneur Busayo Olupona. This is a gorgeous interview about having the guts to pursue your dreams and the grit to persist when they seem out of reach.

For access to Busayo’s fashion line visit: www.busayonyc.com.

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New Theater This Week: Between Riverside and Crazy, Play/Date, & Pump Boys and Dinettes

lindsaybarenz, mildlybitter, and itsdlevy discuss Stephen Adly Guigis’s new play at Atlantic Theater, Between Riverside and Crazy; an immersive play about dating in New York City, Play/Date; the final offering of the ENCORES Off-Center season, Pump Boys and Dinettes; an outdoor production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson from Piper Theatre; and what shows we’re looking forward to seeing this week.

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Improv, standup, and the feminist revolution

On this episode Lindsay conquers her fear of improv and discovers Aziz Ansari. Nicole and Elise chuckle at her naiveté and they all consider whether the feminist revolution is coming in the form of certain popular male comedians.

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Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Official Music Video]

Our primary genre at Maxamoo is theater and performing arts. Our first sub genre is women performing in drag.

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