Tag Archives: Antonio Amadeo

The Power And Pain Of Love In McKeever’s Daniel’s Husband

Michael McKeever’s stunning world premiere play Daniel’s Husband at Island City Stage is an indelible and inarguable exhibit that love between human begins is unquantifiably precious and inarguably valid — regardless of sexuality.

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Iris Acker, Naked Stage, Shiller To Be Honored With Carbonells

The Carbonell Awards will bestow its highest honors this month: Arsht Executive Vice President and Carbonell President oScott Shiller will receive the George Abbott Award, actress-director-producer-dancer-union leader-teacher Iris Acker will receive the Howard Kleinberg Award, and The Naked Stage troupe which created The 24-Hour Theatre Project will receive the Ruth Foreman Award.

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The Best Of Times Is Now: Memorable Moments Of 2014

Here’s a look back at 2014 including a very subjective subjunctive reductive list of outstanding shows, performances and developments guaranteed to make someone unhappy they were not on the list. Take comfort in that there was so much good work that this is the crème de la crème de menthe.

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Theater Community Joins For 24 Hours To Support Special Cause

The eighth annual 24-Hour Theatre Project on Monday had a slightly different vibe to it with everyone on stage and much of the audience wearing tiny teal ribbons representing the fight against cervical cancer. But Naked Stage cofounders Katherine and Antonio Amadeo pledged the proceeds toward the medical expenses of theater supporter Dana Castelleno, who is in hospice with stage 4 cancer.

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Naked Stage Unleashes Mercurial Emotions In Miss Julie

For a century, August Strindberg’s tragedy Miss Julie has been interpreted as a seesaw of power exercised through class and sexual politics. But in Naked Stage’s operatic production, as lives lie in ruins, everyone ultimately is revealed a slave, never a master, when they toy with those three elements.

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Summer Shorts Is, As Usual, A Daffy, Uneven, Goofy Smile

By Bill Hirschman Sometimes for actors, especially playing comedy, the only option is to jump off the cliff and see if you can fly. The miracle is that sometimes, as in City Theatre’s Summer Shorts, is that, indeed, they soar. …

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Playing A Dolphin, Dracula and Mothra In Same Show: Everyday Challenge At Summer Shorts

Imagine you’re Ken Clement in City Theatre’s Summer Shorts opening this week. One minute he’s a dolphin, a few minutes later he;s Dracula and still later he has to find his inner Mothra. Performing in the annual festival of short plays, a rite of summer now in its 18th edition, requires talents they don’t dwell on in drama school.

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StageBill: If The Carbonells Only Had A Couple More Slots

The Carbonell Awards ceremony falls on April Fools’ Day (restrain your quips), But that also means it’s time for the annual grousing column about nominations.That said, I wish the judges had the ability to expand the list of nominees by one or two slots at will. So here is my personal “Youze wuz robbed” list.

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Other Desert Cities’ Harrowing Examination Of Familial Love

Jon Robin Baitz’s finely-crafted play asks whether there is such a thing as unconditional love in Actors Playhouse’s rock solid production of last season’s Broadway triumph which surgically peels away the Wyeth family’s layers of lies and fragile accommodations that allow humans to interact after perceived betrayals.

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StageBill: Why Passing On Attending Opening Night May Be A Better Idea

In theater, that most mutable and evolving art form, the passage of time is the forgotten factor in what the audiences see. So while having critics review a show opening night is unavoidable, even necessary, it’s also problematic. What a patron sees a week or three later in run may not be what the opening night audience saw.

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