The Most Unsatisfied Town, 27 April 2010

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Staged Reading: The Most Unsatisfied Town

There are three parts to this game. The beginning, where you set up your strategy. The midgame, where you execute the strategy. And the endgame, where anything is possible. The loser may become… Continue reading

The Most Unsatisfied Town

Based on the death-in-custody of Oury Jalloh and the political movement that arose from the case, The Most Unsatisfied Town takes an intimate look at a community transformed by an unspeakable act of… Continue reading

Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora

A staged reading of YESTERDAY, TOMORROW: VOICES FROM THE SOMALI DIASPORA by acclaimed author Nuruddin Farah, co-directed and conceptualized by Grada Kilomba and Amy Evans The second LEBENSLINIEN (lifelines) edition focuses on Nuruddin… Continue reading

Uptown Dessau and the Mason-Dixon Line

I visited Dessau for the second time last week and got a starkly different impression of the place. On my first visit I got as far as 100 meters outside of the train… Continue reading

Dessau or “The Most Unsatisfied Town”

I recently read that the town of Dessau was declared Germany’s ‘most unsatisfied town’ by the magazine Stern in 2003. Six years later, I wonder how much this has changed. Dessau is host to… Continue reading

Universal Health Care: What’s not to love?

Health Class at Chapel Hill High School was taught by the same instructor responsible for Driver Education, a heavy-set man whom I will refer to here as Mr. Hardee Burger. I should point… Continue reading

Review: Sing the Truth – Nina Simone Remembered

The selection of songs in the show Sing the Truth leans heavily in favor of those on Nina’s recordings for the Philips record label from 1964 to 1966 … They are as essential as… Continue reading

Should it be ‘Ernest’s Script Vault’ instead of Amy’s?

Last night I attended a presentation at Primary Stages and 59E59 Theaters called ‘Opening the Curtain on Playwright Gender: An Integrated Economic Analysis of Discrimination in American Theater’ by economist Emily Glassberg Sands… Continue reading

Brooklyn Artists! 20,000 square feet of performance space, all for you …

According to the New York Times (2 July 2008) downtown Brooklyn will soon see a new development at Ashland Place just around the corner from BAM Harvey. BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn and Urban… Continue reading

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