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Sounds of silence

Nina Raine's 'Tribes' explores a specific and general deafness

Moscow weather report

Notes from the Russia Case offerings at the Golden Mask Festival

State of possession

Aaron Davidman's 'Wrestling Jerusalem' embodies the divide over Israel-Palestine

Shooting straight

An actor prepares for several comebacks in 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me'

Movers/Shakers: Two rare visits by European contemporary dance-makers this weekend

February 28, 2014
Here are two very special opportunities to see (and, in at least one case, join in on) the work of some leading European contemporary...

Rocked worlds

The Bengsons take love, life, and music on the road with 'Hundred Days'

Goldies 2014 Lifetime Achievement: Sara Shelton Mann

An iconoclast who has performed to great acclaim and inspired others for decades

Goldies 2014 Performance: SALTA

Unique performance group driven by collaboration and a creative sense of place

A feast for the nonsenses

Cutting Ball Theater's Ubu Roi frolics in kitchen sink surrealism

Expose yourself to art

Deborah Cullinan and Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk creative ecosystems and Young Jean Lee's 'Untitled Feminist Show'

In light and shadow

Spiritual redemption and hard truths mingle in the West Coast premiere of 'Poro Oyna'

Art-ic blast

Dispatches from live performance in frigid New York

Hole Lotta Love: Saturday night at SOMArts!

January 3, 2014
A pit under the floor becomes a wellspring for 100 performances over six hours at SOMArts this Saturday night There’s a hole under the gallery...

One of us

Emotional monstrosities animate 'Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness'


THE YEAR IN THEATER: Highlights from 2013, on and off the boards

Band practice

Reading by moonlight with Nicole Kidman Is Fucking Gorgeous

Eat your heart out

Kneehigh's comic-romantic 'Tristan & Yseult' is high-flying theater for the masses

Family album

Margo Hall and Marcus Shelby craft a musical memoir in 'Be Bop Baby'

Cul de sac

Familiar narrative tropes foreshorten Campo Santo's 'Alleluia, the Road'

The horror

Lightening up the darkness in 'Underneath the Lintel' and 'Grand Guignol'

The art of dialogue

Voices and impressions from Poland's Dialog Festival

Government smackdown

The Taming hits below the Beltway but stays shy of a knockout

Hearts on fire

Studium Teatralne makes its Bay Area debut with a heroic Holocaust tale

Grown up stuff: themes of rejection and reclamation at Portland’s TBA Festival

September 23, 2013
Now in its 11th year, Portland, Ore.'s Time-Based Art Festival is fall's major performance festival to the north (almost simultaneous with REDCAT's Radar LA,...