"Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra"

Laura Jelinek

This set was so simple and so smart, but the lighting design really took it to the next level.

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Anonymous said: Are you planning to see the TR Warzawa 448 Psychosis at St Ann's Warehouse? I know you're a Kane fan and it's an interesting production, even though they take some liberties with the script.

Funny you should mention it, because I mention it as one of my top picks in this week’s maxamoo! But yes, I am hoping to see it.


What happens when he’s your Romeo but you’re not his Juliet?

Then you go and find yourself a Bottom.


After the show there will be a talkback where you will each have the opportunity to ask the actors how they remember all those lines and how much they get paid for this.

During a talkback at Wicked, someone asked my friend what her Real Job was. Because a lead role in a Broadway show wasn’t real?

judgementalstripper said: Just got my tix for the closing night of Smoke! Very excited, I know you recommended it, highly!

Awesome! Enjoy. It’s a great show.

"I feel like there’s an obsession with pace right now in theater, with things being very fast and very witty and very loud, and I think we’re all so freaked out about theater keeping audiences interested because everybody’s so freaked out about theater becoming irrelevant."

— Annie Baker (via itchy-blankets)

comedyaintpretty victoriawren remember when we saw this on one of the Broadway theaters and thought Michael Keaton was coming to Broadway?

comedyaintpretty victoriawren remember when we saw this on one of the Broadway theaters and thought Michael Keaton was coming to Broadway?


Today, my Shakespeare professor informed us that there was once an avant garde production of Macbeth done entirely in the nude

Its title was a direct quote from Act 2:

"Is This a Dagger Which I See Before Me?"

2007. Jose Carrasquillo.

I mean, maybe there was more than one, but his was definitely all nude, and just called Macbeth.

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Anonymous said: Top 5 with entirely 0-or-younger casts?

Infant Lear.

thatssojake said: Thoughts on THREE DAYS OF RAIN by Richard Greenberg?

I forgot that I read this play. I know that’s not a great start, but now that I googled it and remember reading it, I remember liking it. But I guess ultimately it didn’t stick with me, though I remember really liking the doubling.


Our second episode this week features first-time guest reviewer comedyaintpretty as he eats a habanero and works his way through Angels in America: Part One. Sit back, relax, and think about a gay fantasia on national themes as tears, sweat, and spit make this review what it is. Check it out!

Past Episodes:

Episode 1: The Uncanny Valley (x)
Episode 2: Titus Andronicus (x)
Episode 3: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (x)
Episode 4: #Serials @ thefleatheaternyc (x)
Episode 5: And I And Silence (x)
Episode 6: This Is Our Youth (x)
Episode 7: 24 Hour Too Much Light - Flor De Liz Perez (x)
Episode 8: 24 Hour Too Much Light - Meg Bashwiner (x)
Episode 9: 24 Hour Too Much Light - Daniel Mirsky (x)
Episode 10: Not Afraid (x)

As always, if you’re interested in reviewing for Hot Pepper Theater and are NYC-based drop us a line at

That’s my man, tearing up and spitting and making up Kushner lines.

barbotrobot said: Dream-cast your favorite play. Go.

Oh my goddddd Matt…

Since Balm in Gilead has 300 people in it I’m going to skip it. SO. How about Heidi Chronicles?

Heidi- Elisabeth Moss

Peter- Christian Borle

Scoop- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Susan Johnson- Lucy Liu (I don’t know where this came from, but now I like the idea.)

Becky- Nikki M. James

Fran- Anne Harada (also doubling as the TV anchor)

Jill- Frances McDormand

Anonymous said: Have you lived in New York for your entire life? If not, what made you take the big leap and move there?

I’ve lived in NYC for a little over six years. I’m originally from south Texas, and came to this area of the country to go to college in upstate New York. After graduation, I moved around a little bit on a variety of short-term stage management contracts, and then finally settled up here. I went where the work was, basically. And the most work, for me, is in NYC.

Anonymous said: okay so i really need to start reading more plays. could you possibly recommend just like a few plays/writers that you love and would give to someone who has not read a lot of plays? im a music theatre major who is embarrassingly stupid about plays hahah

I always tell people to check my top 5 and top 10 tags for lots of suggestions.

My favorites change all the time, but right now: Annie Baker, Young Jean Lee, David Greig, Tom Stoppard, Katori Hall, Kim Davies, Lanford Wilson, and Naomi Iizuka.