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NOURA 🎄
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Tareq and Yazen are now Tim and Alex. Noura is Nora. They escaped the horrors of ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, and are now about to celebrate their 8th Christmas in the US, this time as citizens.
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They are grateful yet guilty. They escaped but others didn’t. Maybe if they put one orphan girl through college it will make them feel more human?
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FAVORITE 💬:
🔸“The cold is anonymous. In the hit everyone knows your business; how you dress, the way you walk. In the cold you can go wherever you want, get lost”.
🔸”A gun doesn’t make you strong. It makes you paranoid “.
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✅Bechdel rest: passed
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📝Play by Heather Raffo
🎯Directed by Joanna Settle

#NouraPH @phnyc @playbill #playwrightshorizons #iraq #isis #mosul #offbroadway #refugees #christmas #christian #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #theatre #war #bechdeltest #midtownnyc
THE WAVERLY GALLERY 🏞🏙
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When the lady on my left is crying, and the lady on my right is sobbing, and the group of aging men in front of me is tearing up... there’s probably something right about this play. It is amazingly funny too.
•
Gladys’s dementia is getting worse as she gets older. She is surrounded by her loving family members who can’t stand seeing her cognition falling apart. She used to be a successful lawyer and art lover but now it’s only her body that’s left. And scattered memories that she keeps repeating over and over and over again. Same questions too. She doesn’t seem to remember the answers. •
FAVORITE 💬:
“-is she also involved in politics?
-she’s involved in torture. She tortures me and then she wants to find someone who will torture her. Except her standards are too high and she can’t find someone to torture her so she comes back to torture me”.
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✅Bechdel test: passed
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📝Play by Kenneth Lonergans •
🎯Directed by Lila Neugebauer

@playbill #broadway #elainemay #lilaneugebauer #thewaverlygallery #broadwayshow #nyc #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #dementia #aging #aginggracefully #stagelife #theatre #gallery #artgallery #bechdeltest #altzheimers
WILD GOOSE DREMS 🦆💭
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One young woman has to choose between her family in North Korea and her relatively safe life in the US. •
This play adds to Atlantic Theater’s The Great Leap from the beginning of the year (scroll my feed to see) and if you follow me you know that plays about non-privileged groups are my favorite, especially historical ones. Why? Because the theater is a great place to retell stories and reclaim them. To hear the narrative of the less fortunate. If the winners get to write history then the theater should be the voice of the losers.
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FAVORITE QUOTES 💬
🔸“I know it was a one night stand but I want more one night stands with you”
🔸“-is this your whole job? Ordering burgers for the office?
-of course not, I’m climbing up the social ladder of capitalism”
🔸“Goose, penguin. One immigrates, the other one can’t fly”
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❌Bechdel test: failed •
📝Play by Hanson Jung
🎯Directed by Leigh Silverman

@publictheaterny @playbill #wildgoosedreams #goosefather #northkorea #southkorea #refugees #korea #offbroadway #theater #theatrenerd #nyctheatre #theatre #leighsilverman #asianamerican #thepublictheater #bechdeltest
MOTHER OF THE MAID 🇫🇷 Lights up on Glenn Close telling us that when Isabelle Arc lost a baby girl she didn’t shed a tear because she knew that motherhood is a numbers game - you ought to lose a few. •
We get to experience the story of Joan of Arc from the perspective of her uneducated, working class mother. Makes you think of mothers of other great people and leaders.
• 
Joan is a case study of female leadership: first, she has to fight her own self doubt, then her family’s beating and mocking and eventually her people’s mistrust.
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💬FAVORITE QUOTE “Don’t worry about Saint Catherine, your mama is here.”
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✅Bechdel test: passed
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📝Play by Jane Anderson
🎯Directed by Matthew Penn
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@publictheaterny @playbill #motherofthemaid #glennclose #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #thespian #offbroadway #joanofarc #joespub #nightout #womenwhowrite #playwright #nyc #drama #history @timeoutnewyork #bechdeltest
PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT 🧶
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The millennials’ Vagina Monologues?
A transgender person and a sic woman untangle some ridiculous conventions they grew up with and how it effected their sexual lives and self esteem.
💬💬💬
🔸“I had Catholic education. God, if only I knew how to use my fingers that would have prevented so much suffering.”
🔸”My Mom sat me one day and told me that boys have penises and women don’t.”
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📝Play by Miranda Rose Hall
🎯Directed by Margot Bordelon •
@lctheater @playbill #lct3 #lincolncenter #lincolncenternyc #plotpointslct3 #plotpointsinoursexualdevelopment #gender #nyctheatre #theatre #lgbt #lgbtq #offbroadway #mirandarosehall #margotbordelon #stagelife #showtime #nyc #nightout
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
My dear teacher at Strasberg, Mr. Geoffrey Horne, used to tell us that a performance should be “unexpected yet inevitable”. These words echoed in my head as the play ended. •
I mean, it’s Brecht. You know it’s coming. You know the gangster is going to win. You know everyone who opposes him is going to die. As well as those who were “just following orders”. No sentiments. 
Throughout the show we hear the crowd of Hitler cheering. WE KNOW it’s coming.
•
And yet when the bad guy (Ui/Hitler/fill in your favorite asshole) says in his victory speech (clever new adaptation):
“In order to keep this peace I orderd machine guns!! Little Rock, Pennsylvania, Ferguson, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and New York!!! All demand protection!!!” While raising his right hand in oh too familiar gesture... In that moment the tears in the audience eyes are unexpected yet inevitable.
•
Go see the show. 
Oh and go vote if you can ✌️
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Play by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by George Tabori
Directed by John Doyle

@classicstage @playbill #classicstagecompany #brecht #bertoldbrecht #thanks #epic #epictheater #nyctheatre #theatre #theatrenerd #resist #vote #voting #november6 #actorslife
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY⛺️
A couple of failing theater artists have to come up with a plan for a Thanksgiving play for elementary school kids. Things get complicated when they realize that the actress they hired from LA isn't a real Native American. She just has a Native American headshot. Because she has different headshots for different ethnicities. Now they can't fire her because that would be racist. But the grant they were given specifies that it should include a Native American’s perspective. After all it is Native American Heritage Month. •
💬Favorite quotes:
🔸"You have no idea how hard it is to be put down as a white male. This hardly ever happens. Please give me more of this. I need to meditate on that feeling".
🔸"On the sixth day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me 6 tipi tents. On the fifths day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me 5 pairs of moccasins..." •
🔸"What's a privilege? Oh I get it... I'm hot so that's a privilege, right?" •
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Larissa FastHorse
🎯Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

@phnyc @playbill #thethanksgivingplay #playwrightshorizons #nyctheatre #offbroadway #nightout #theaternerd #nativeamerican #nativeamerica #satire #comedy #nyc #thanksgiving #teachingartist #nativeamericanheritagemonth #moritzvonstuelpnagel #bechdeltest
FIREFLIES 🔥🔥🔥
Olivia hears booms in her head. She is terrified to see how her people are treated by the Jim Crow laws in the South of the early 60’s. She doesn’t see the point of welcoming a colored baby into the world. Is it in their power to make the necessary changes so that the next generation wouldn’t have to suffer?
•
She writes all the reverend’s speeches, that is, her husband’s. People adore him for that. For his charisma and the ability to always say the right words. After a black church is put on fire and whenever a black kid is found dead while being under arrest.
•
So Charles travels through the South while his wife, pregnant with a baby, writes the next speech for the next murder. •
💬Favorite quote:
“You’re all silent now. You don’t know what to say because I am the one giving you words”.
•
📝Play by Donja R. Love
🎯Directed by Saheem Ali
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@atlantictheater @playbill #firefliesplay #fireflies #offbroadway #atlantictheatercompany #westvillage #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #theaternerd #nyc #nightout #jimcrow #segragation #racism #resist #playwright #theatre #drama #saheemali
KING LEAR 👧🏽👱🏽‍♀️👩🏻
Actress Lea Koenig is playing the monarch at the Israeli national theater. Interestingly, Glenda Jackson will do the same on Broadway starting February (And she did already in London).
•
This play gets more depressing as you get older. And seeing an older actor play the part is all the more saddening. Does she feel like younger actors get all the juicy parts while she stays behind? I mean she did choose to bite into Lear :) •
📝Play by William Shakespeare 
Translated by Dori Parnas
🎯Directed by Gadi Roll
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@habimatheatre @playbill #habima #kinglear #williamshakespeare #broadwayshow #womeninthearts #stagelife #telaviv #TLV #theaternerd #nightout #daughters #actorslife #spotlighter
NOURA 🎄
•
Tareq and Yazen are now Tim and Alex. Noura is Nora. They escaped the horrors of ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, and are now about to celebrate their 8th Christmas in the US, this time as citizens.
•
They are grateful yet guilty. They escaped but others didn’t. Maybe if they put one orphan girl through college it will make them feel more human?
•
FAVORITE 💬:
🔸“The cold is anonymous. In the hit everyone knows your business; how you dress, the way you walk. In the cold you can go wherever you want, get lost”.
🔸”A gun doesn’t make you strong. It makes you paranoid “.
•
✅Bechdel rest: passed
•
📝Play by Heather Raffo
🎯Directed by Joanna Settle

#NouraPH @phnyc @playbill #playwrightshorizons #iraq #isis #mosul #offbroadway #refugees #christmas #christian #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #theatre #war #bechdeltest #midtownnyc
THE WAVERLY GALLERY 🏞🏙
•
When the lady on my left is crying, and the lady on my right is sobbing, and the group of aging men in front of me is tearing up... there’s probably something right about this play. It is amazingly funny too.
•
Gladys’s dementia is getting worse as she gets older. She is surrounded by her loving family members who can’t stand seeing her cognition falling apart. She used to be a successful lawyer and art lover but now it’s only her body that’s left. And scattered memories that she keeps repeating over and over and over again. Same questions too. She doesn’t seem to remember the answers. •
FAVORITE 💬:
“-is she also involved in politics?
-she’s involved in torture. She tortures me and then she wants to find someone who will torture her. Except her standards are too high and she can’t find someone to torture her so she comes back to torture me”.
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Kenneth Lonergans •
🎯Directed by Lila Neugebauer

@playbill #broadway #elainemay #lilaneugebauer #thewaverlygallery #broadwayshow #nyc #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #dementia #aging #aginggracefully #stagelife #theatre #gallery #artgallery #bechdeltest #altzheimers
WILD GOOSE DREMS 🦆💭
•
One young woman has to choose between her family in North Korea and her relatively safe life in the US. •
This play adds to Atlantic Theater’s The Great Leap from the beginning of the year (scroll my feed to see) and if you follow me you know that plays about non-privileged groups are my favorite, especially historical ones. Why? Because the theater is a great place to retell stories and reclaim them. To hear the narrative of the less fortunate. If the winners get to write history then the theater should be the voice of the losers.
•
FAVORITE QUOTES 💬
🔸“I know it was a one night stand but I want more one night stands with you”
🔸“-is this your whole job? Ordering burgers for the office?
-of course not, I’m climbing up the social ladder of capitalism”
🔸“Goose, penguin. One immigrates, the other one can’t fly”
•
❌Bechdel test: failed •
📝Play by Hanson Jung
🎯Directed by Leigh Silverman

@publictheaterny @playbill #wildgoosedreams #goosefather #northkorea #southkorea #refugees #korea #offbroadway #theater #theatrenerd #nyctheatre #theatre #leighsilverman #asianamerican #thepublictheater #bechdeltest
MOTHER OF THE MAID 🇫🇷 Lights up on Glenn Close telling us that when Isabelle Arc lost a baby girl she didn’t shed a tear because she knew that motherhood is a numbers game - you ought to lose a few. •
We get to experience the story of Joan of Arc from the perspective of her uneducated, working class mother. Makes you think of mothers of other great people and leaders.
• 
Joan is a case study of female leadership: first, she has to fight her own self doubt, then her family’s beating and mocking and eventually her people’s mistrust.
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTE “Don’t worry about Saint Catherine, your mama is here.”
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Jane Anderson
🎯Directed by Matthew Penn
•
@publictheaterny @playbill #motherofthemaid #glennclose #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #thespian #offbroadway #joanofarc #joespub #nightout #womenwhowrite #playwright #nyc #drama #history @timeoutnewyork #bechdeltest
PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT 🧶
•
The millennials’ Vagina Monologues?
A transgender person and a sic woman untangle some ridiculous conventions they grew up with and how it effected their sexual lives and self esteem.
💬💬💬
🔸“I had Catholic education. God, if only I knew how to use my fingers that would have prevented so much suffering.”
🔸”My Mom sat me one day and told me that boys have penises and women don’t.”
•
📝Play by Miranda Rose Hall
🎯Directed by Margot Bordelon •
@lctheater @playbill #lct3 #lincolncenter #lincolncenternyc #plotpointslct3 #plotpointsinoursexualdevelopment #gender #nyctheatre #theatre #lgbt #lgbtq #offbroadway #mirandarosehall #margotbordelon #stagelife #showtime #nyc #nightout
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
My dear teacher at Strasberg, Mr. Geoffrey Horne, used to tell us that a performance should be “unexpected yet inevitable”. These words echoed in my head as the play ended. •
I mean, it’s Brecht. You know it’s coming. You know the gangster is going to win. You know everyone who opposes him is going to die. As well as those who were “just following orders”. No sentiments. 
Throughout the show we hear the crowd of Hitler cheering. WE KNOW it’s coming.
•
And yet when the bad guy (Ui/Hitler/fill in your favorite asshole) says in his victory speech (clever new adaptation):
“In order to keep this peace I orderd machine guns!! Little Rock, Pennsylvania, Ferguson, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and New York!!! All demand protection!!!” While raising his right hand in oh too familiar gesture... In that moment the tears in the audience eyes are unexpected yet inevitable.
•
Go see the show. 
Oh and go vote if you can ✌️
•
Play by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by George Tabori
Directed by John Doyle

@classicstage @playbill #classicstagecompany #brecht #bertoldbrecht #thanks #epic #epictheater #nyctheatre #theatre #theatrenerd #resist #vote #voting #november6 #actorslife
THE THANKSGIVING PLAY⛺️
A couple of failing theater artists have to come up with a plan for a Thanksgiving play for elementary school kids. Things get complicated when they realize that the actress they hired from LA isn't a real Native American. She just has a Native American headshot. Because she has different headshots for different ethnicities. Now they can't fire her because that would be racist. But the grant they were given specifies that it should include a Native American’s perspective. After all it is Native American Heritage Month. •
💬Favorite quotes:
🔸"You have no idea how hard it is to be put down as a white male. This hardly ever happens. Please give me more of this. I need to meditate on that feeling".
🔸"On the sixth day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me 6 tipi tents. On the fifths day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me 5 pairs of moccasins..." •
🔸"What's a privilege? Oh I get it... I'm hot so that's a privilege, right?" •
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Larissa FastHorse
🎯Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

@phnyc @playbill #thethanksgivingplay #playwrightshorizons #nyctheatre #offbroadway #nightout #theaternerd #nativeamerican #nativeamerica #satire #comedy #nyc #thanksgiving #teachingartist #nativeamericanheritagemonth #moritzvonstuelpnagel #bechdeltest
FIREFLIES 🔥🔥🔥
Olivia hears booms in her head. She is terrified to see how her people are treated by the Jim Crow laws in the South of the early 60’s. She doesn’t see the point of welcoming a colored baby into the world. Is it in their power to make the necessary changes so that the next generation wouldn’t have to suffer?
•
She writes all the reverend’s speeches, that is, her husband’s. People adore him for that. For his charisma and the ability to always say the right words. After a black church is put on fire and whenever a black kid is found dead while being under arrest.
•
So Charles travels through the South while his wife, pregnant with a baby, writes the next speech for the next murder. •
💬Favorite quote:
“You’re all silent now. You don’t know what to say because I am the one giving you words”.
•
📝Play by Donja R. Love
🎯Directed by Saheem Ali
•
@atlantictheater @playbill #firefliesplay #fireflies #offbroadway #atlantictheatercompany #westvillage #nyctheatre #theatrenerd #theaternerd #nyc #nightout #jimcrow #segragation #racism #resist #playwright #theatre #drama #saheemali
KING LEAR 👧🏽👱🏽‍♀️👩🏻
Actress Lea Koenig is playing the monarch at the Israeli national theater. Interestingly, Glenda Jackson will do the same on Broadway starting February (And she did already in London).
•
This play gets more depressing as you get older. And seeing an older actor play the part is all the more saddening. Does she feel like younger actors get all the juicy parts while she stays behind? I mean she did choose to bite into Lear :) •
📝Play by William Shakespeare 
Translated by Dori Parnas
🎯Directed by Gadi Roll
•
@habimatheatre @playbill #habima #kinglear #williamshakespeare #broadwayshow #womeninthearts #stagelife #telaviv #TLV #theaternerd #nightout #daughters #actorslife #spotlighter