Author archive: cboynton

The Bountiful Month of May

The Bountiful Month of May  It’s been a thrilling spring season for new plays on the New York stages. I’ve already reported on two notable ones (Sweat and Oslo) in previous months, but since they’ve moved to larger venues and are both up for Tony Awards on June 11, they merit repeat recognition. Sweat on…

APRIL IS “MUSICAL MONTH”

April is “Musical Month” in New York – and gloriously so.  Here are the highlights (five Broadway shows, one off-Broadway): SONDHEIM x 3 In case you haven’t noticed (but how could you not?!), there’s a Sondheim festival going on in New York this spring. Three splendid Sondheim revivals have opened recently, offering dramatically different directorial…

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…

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