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Happy Purim y’all 🎲
א פריילעכן פורים 👻
#purim #purim2019 #hamentashen #queenesther #megilan #jewyork
IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A MUHFUCKA 🌊
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Akim is the most beautiful human being in her village and that brings upon her all the haters. Her parents insist that she stays home all day while her ugly friends are allowed out. She longs to find out what’s it like to be normal and ugly.
•
There is an extremely moving musical number in the middle of the show - huge bonus!!!
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTES:
🔸He said: ‘you’re not the kind that catches and man’s eyes but once you open your mouth you become very attractive’. Then he waits. As if he just handed me a missing piece of puzzle in my life.
🔸Beauty is neither an accomplishment nor a failure. Find something else to be proud of.
🔸He’s one of those kids who hug the trees and then smoke them.
🔸God of the Obamas! Take my beauty away!
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✅Bechdel test: passed
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📝Play by Tori Sampson
🎯Directed by Leah C. Gardiner •
💃🏾Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
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@phnyc @playbill @timeoutnewyork #ifprettyhurts #ifprettyhurtsuglymustbeamuhfucka #playwrightshorizons #offbroadway #theatrenerd #beauty #beautiful #beautifulwomen #beautifulgirls #fatshaming #blackhistorymonth #dontjudgemechallenge #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #feminism #nyctheater #bechdeltest
Hey sis come home @nlyonne 🥺

@russiandollnetflix @netflix #russiandoll #netflix #netflixshows #nyc #alphabetcity #jew #jews #newyork @jdforward @timeoutnewyork @thejewishweek #natashalyonne #russiandollnetflix #netflixandchill #instagood #parody #tribute #russiandolledit #alanzaveri #nadiavolvokov #tv @nlyonne69 @nlyonnesmoking @variety @hollywoodreporter @deadline @tmz_tv @tv
GOD SAID THIS 😇
•
Mother is diagnosed with cancer but she is also the glue that holds the family together. Every day another person from the Carcinoma Facebook group dies, so that’s not very comforting, to say the least. •
At first it seems like each character deals with it in their own way but as we get to know them better we find that they all try to escape. Be it smoking, hoarding or clinging to God.
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTES:
🔸”I’m the smartest person I know”.
🔸”I don’t miss her much, may she rest in hell”.
🔸”I get so lonely here by myself with my family“.
🔸”Of course you can’t see the light, because YOU are the light”.
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Leah Nenako Winkler
🎯Directed by Morgan Gould
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@primarystages @cherrylntheatre @playbill #offbroadway #nyctheatre #nyctheatre #nyctheater #theatrenerd #japaneseamerican #japanese #cancer #womenintheatre #cherrylane #familydrama #hospitallife #chemo #chemotherapy
MEIS JULIE 💃🏻🍷
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I missed the 2012 production at @stannswarehouse so I was thrilled to find out that @classicstage are putting it on again, this time directed by Ali.
•
The play doesn’t start with curtain (let’s find a new term as curtains are almost rare nowadays), it starts with Christine, the elderly maid, lying on the floor, washing it with a rug. This while the audience still comes in and settles. She’s humming to herself. I like moments like that - coping, surviving, even repressing is 1000 times more interesting than self pity. And it’s also so much more heartbreaking.
•
Farber places the action in post apartheid South Africa. Where everyone can maybe vote but servants are still not allowed to sit at the table with the masters.
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTES:
🔸“No finger prints. When I went to vote for the first time they needed them for identification. I lost them from scrubbing floors”.
🔸”Do you love me or do you just hate yourself?”
•
❌Bechdel test: failed. It is still Strindberg after all.
•
📝Play by August Strindberg
🧩Adapted by Yael Farber •
🎯Directed by Shariffa Ali
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#miesjulie #yaelfarber #auguststrindberg #missjulie #theatre #theatrenerd #nyctheatre #actorslife #offbroadway #nyc #powerstruggle #southafrica #apartheid #racism #humanrights
BLUE RIDGE 🔨 •
“This is not rage, this is hatred” says Allison towards the end of the play. And she has very good reasons to hate (some) men. That, and the unapologetic way race issues are introduced are the two most refreshing aspects of this play. •
A halfway house in a North Carolina is full of interesting characters. They follow their instructors with bible studies, meditation and service hours. They hate each other and love each other and are also ticking off the days till they can get out of there.
•
FAVORITE 💬
🔸“Any of you are familiar with the work of Carrie Underwood?”
🔸“I’m basically Iago when it comes to that man”.
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Abby Rosebrock
🎯Directed by Taibi Magar 
@atlantictheater @playbill #blueridge #BlueRidgeATC #northcarolina #westernnorthcarolina #halfwayhouse #halfway #iago #offbroadway #taibimagar #nyctheatre #theatrekid #theatrenerd #stagelife #actorslife #feminism #bechdeltest @timeoutnewyork
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 full of guilt. 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 DREAMS 🦆💭
•
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
Happy Purim y’all 🎲
א פריילעכן פורים 👻
#purim #purim2019 #hamentashen #queenesther #megilan #jewyork
IF PRETTY HURTS UGLY MUST BE A MUHFUCKA 🌊
•
Akim is the most beautiful human being in her village and that brings upon her all the haters. Her parents insist that she stays home all day while her ugly friends are allowed out. She longs to find out what’s it like to be normal and ugly.
•
There is an extremely moving musical number in the middle of the show - huge bonus!!!
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTES:
🔸He said: ‘you’re not the kind that catches and man’s eyes but once you open your mouth you become very attractive’. Then he waits. As if he just handed me a missing piece of puzzle in my life.
🔸Beauty is neither an accomplishment nor a failure. Find something else to be proud of.
🔸He’s one of those kids who hug the trees and then smoke them.
🔸God of the Obamas! Take my beauty away!
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Tori Sampson
🎯Directed by Leah C. Gardiner •
💃🏾Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
•
@phnyc @playbill @timeoutnewyork #ifprettyhurts #ifprettyhurtsuglymustbeamuhfucka #playwrightshorizons #offbroadway #theatrenerd #beauty #beautiful #beautifulwomen #beautifulgirls #fatshaming #blackhistorymonth #dontjudgemechallenge #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #feminism #nyctheater #bechdeltest
Hey sis come home @nlyonne 🥺

@russiandollnetflix @netflix #russiandoll #netflix #netflixshows #nyc #alphabetcity #jew #jews #newyork @jdforward @timeoutnewyork @thejewishweek #natashalyonne #russiandollnetflix #netflixandchill #instagood #parody #tribute #russiandolledit #alanzaveri #nadiavolvokov #tv @nlyonne69 @nlyonnesmoking @variety @hollywoodreporter @deadline @tmz_tv @tv
GOD SAID THIS 😇
•
Mother is diagnosed with cancer but she is also the glue that holds the family together. Every day another person from the Carcinoma Facebook group dies, so that’s not very comforting, to say the least. •
At first it seems like each character deals with it in their own way but as we get to know them better we find that they all try to escape. Be it smoking, hoarding or clinging to God.
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTES:
🔸”I’m the smartest person I know”.
🔸”I don’t miss her much, may she rest in hell”.
🔸”I get so lonely here by myself with my family“.
🔸”Of course you can’t see the light, because YOU are the light”.
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Leah Nenako Winkler
🎯Directed by Morgan Gould
•
@primarystages @cherrylntheatre @playbill #offbroadway #nyctheatre #nyctheatre #nyctheater #theatrenerd #japaneseamerican #japanese #cancer #womenintheatre #cherrylane #familydrama #hospitallife #chemo #chemotherapy
MEIS JULIE 💃🏻🍷
•
I missed the 2012 production at @stannswarehouse so I was thrilled to find out that @classicstage are putting it on again, this time directed by Ali.
•
The play doesn’t start with curtain (let’s find a new term as curtains are almost rare nowadays), it starts with Christine, the elderly maid, lying on the floor, washing it with a rug. This while the audience still comes in and settles. She’s humming to herself. I like moments like that - coping, surviving, even repressing is 1000 times more interesting than self pity. And it’s also so much more heartbreaking.
•
Farber places the action in post apartheid South Africa. Where everyone can maybe vote but servants are still not allowed to sit at the table with the masters.
•
💬FAVORITE QUOTES:
🔸“No finger prints. When I went to vote for the first time they needed them for identification. I lost them from scrubbing floors”.
🔸”Do you love me or do you just hate yourself?”
•
❌Bechdel test: failed. It is still Strindberg after all.
•
📝Play by August Strindberg
🧩Adapted by Yael Farber •
🎯Directed by Shariffa Ali
•
#miesjulie #yaelfarber #auguststrindberg #missjulie #theatre #theatrenerd #nyctheatre #actorslife #offbroadway #nyc #powerstruggle #southafrica #apartheid #racism #humanrights
BLUE RIDGE 🔨 •
“This is not rage, this is hatred” says Allison towards the end of the play. And she has very good reasons to hate (some) men. That, and the unapologetic way race issues are introduced are the two most refreshing aspects of this play. •
A halfway house in a North Carolina is full of interesting characters. They follow their instructors with bible studies, meditation and service hours. They hate each other and love each other and are also ticking off the days till they can get out of there.
•
FAVORITE 💬
🔸“Any of you are familiar with the work of Carrie Underwood?”
🔸“I’m basically Iago when it comes to that man”.
•
✅Bechdel test: passed
•
📝Play by Abby Rosebrock
🎯Directed by Taibi Magar 
@atlantictheater @playbill #blueridge #BlueRidgeATC #northcarolina #westernnorthcarolina #halfwayhouse #halfway #iago #offbroadway #taibimagar #nyctheatre #theatrekid #theatrenerd #stagelife #actorslife #feminism #bechdeltest @timeoutnewyork
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 full of guilt. 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 DREAMS 🦆💭
•
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