Author archive: cboynton

Rough Winds in March

Rough Winds in March The gales of March have blown in a blistery batch of powerful and provocative plays. The Penitent at Atlantic Theatre Company The unstoppable David Mamet has returned with a new play – this time, an austere parable on the story of Job that plumbs the depths of human motivation, moral ambiguity,…

Crash Course Volume 2

Crash Course Volume 2

Are you auditioning for theater and looking for tips on how to improve your cold reading technique or monologues? Are you graduating from a high school or college acting program and looking to polish your auditioning skills as you enter the professional industry? Are you new to acting and looking for advice on headshots and…

Crash Course Volume 1

Crash Course Volume 1

Are you new to the acting industry and unsure where to start? Are you graduating from a high school or college acting program and seeking guidance as you enter the professional industry? Are you looking to learn the business essentials for yourself or your child without getting overwhelmed? Then “Crash Course: Preparing for the Business…

105 Five-Minute Plays Special Offer

105 Five-Minute Plays Special Offer

Goodreads Book Giveaway 105 Five-minute Plays for Study and Performance by John Capecci Giveaway ends April 01, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

February: A Wintry Mix

February: A Wintry Mix Brrrrr…….February brings a wintry mix of dark plays – some frightening, some lurid, some funny, some fantastical –  to the New York stages. Escaped Alone at the Brooklyn Academy of Music After decades of dark visions about climate change (The Skriker), cloning (A Number), dangerous political alliances (“Drunk Enough To Say…

105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance

105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance

A five-minute play? Is there such a thing? This collection of 105 gems says, briefly, Yes. Perfect for classroom study or to build a rollicking performance evening, these short works offer rich, complete worlds that are alternately lyrical, narrative, concrete and abstract. Some pack a wallop with powerful images while others use crackling dialogue to…

January 2017: London, Alive with Music

January 2017: London, alive with music 2017 begins with the glorious sound of music resonating from the London stages. Amadeus – at the Royal National Theatre Michael Longhurst’s current revival of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play is one of the most thrilling productions I’ve ever seen on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre. One could…

December: A Flood of Musicals

December: A flood of musicals New York is alive with the sound of music this holiday season, offering innovative shows of dazzling variety and boundless energy. Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 Tops on my list is the spectacular Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.  Like Hamilton, it’s a hybrid musical,…

November Notables

November Notables In the midst of a traumatic political month, two productions offer remarkable relevance to what’s happening on the national scene. Kings of War at Brooklyn Academy of Music First and foremost is Kings of War, the sensational series of Shakespeare history plays at the Brooklyn      Academy of Music early in the month.   The…

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