Ms. Bydalek is a writer, performer and administrator living in New York City.…
While Mira Nair’s musical based on her critically acclaimed 2001 film falls short of the nuanced work it aspires to, I found myself laughing in delight at the dialogue, the performances, and the ridiculous details.
Alan Bennett’s 2009 play-within-a-play ‘The Habit of Art’ is a layered examination of the creative process and of grappling with the complicated legacies of titans.
Instead of receiving a gift in return for their effort and intention, the audience members are asked to validate Sam Morrison’s identity and pain.
‘Note to a friend’ teeters in an uncomfortable no-man’s land between opera and contemporary theater.
Yet, like many 59E59 Theater productions past, ‘Boswell’ is tinged with signature salvific sweetness. At the heart of the piece is a story about forming friendships.
‘Catch as Catch Can’ has been produced once before, with an all-white cast, but writer Mia Chung felt an impulse to try again with a new venue, creative team, and a cast of Asian descent.