New and Recycled Dances and Talking from All Around the World

New and Recycled Dances and Talking from All Around the World

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The coronavirus may have retreated from our city, but its fallout, in shuttered theaters and unemployed performers of every description, lingers in our atmosphere. Festivals that once lured thousands are furloughed or, at best, transformed into video compendia of past triumphs and Zoom experiments. Many of the videos on view take […]

My CoviDiary: The August Entries (Month #6! and Counting…)

My CoviDiary: The August Entries (Month #6! and Counting…)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other August content. Click here for the July entries.  Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click here for the April entries. Click here for all March entries . My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication […]

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

BY CHELSEA RESIDENT LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER Ah, strange, strange, strange are these days. Yes, in perpetual anxiety, I am sequestered behind my locked door for this unforeseen foe of a merciless disease subjecting humanity to immeasurable tragedies of loss, pain and grief.   Like shadows, fears accompanying me everywhere into my waking and sleeping hours, […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Phase 4 NYC

Writing the Apocalypse: Phase 4 NYC

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Phase 4 NYC | By Puma Perl I don’t know why I’m having trouble answering emails. And I don’t remember where we […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Apoclayptic Cocktails

Writing the Apocalypse: Apoclayptic Cocktails

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apocalyptic Cocktails | By Puma Perl What’s the point of drinking without a bar to lean on and the unspoken possibility of a […]

From Across the World and Across Town, Dance Knocks at Your Door

From Across the World and Across Town, Dance Knocks at Your Door

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled practically every live performance in the country, creating financial havoc for the thousands of Americans employed in the theater, dance, and music industries. The upside: The world’s best dance companies are releasing both new and archival works for free, on their websites, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram Live, […]

On With the Show, Online: The Irish Rep Adapts and Evolves

On With the Show, Online: The Irish Rep Adapts and Evolves

BY SCOTT STIFFLER, WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY HIBA SOHAIL | Since putting down roots in Chelsea in 1994, the Irish Repertory Theatre has seen many challenges—only a handful of them causing the acclaimed Off-Broadway destination to shutter its 132 W. 22nd St. space. There were brief closures after 9/11, the blackout of 2003, and 2012’s […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Explosions

Writing the Apocalypse: Explosions

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Explosions | By Puma Perl On July 4th, 2020, my accountant’s partner called to let me know my taxes were ready and then […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Quiet Like the Cat

Writing the Apocalypse: Quiet Like the Cat

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Quiet Like the Cat | By Puma Perl I heard footsteps at my door It was just my neighbor, midnight wandering the […]

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