Tag Archives: Deborah Zoe Laufer
Report From New York: Just Closed ‘The Nap’ And ‘Inner Voices’ Worth A Local Look
We’re back from our trip to New York to scout out productions you might want to see (or not), shows that might tour South Florida and scripts that might be worth reviving in our regional theaters. We will post reviews over the …
Be Here Now Is Engrossing Experience, Skillfully Staged, Acted By Theatre Lab
Life is all about attitude and how you perceive what you encounter, whether it be a stack of garbage or a deadly disease, in Be Here Now, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s life-affirming, funny and touching new play.
Theatre Lab, has mounted a production of the engrossing, taut, yet layered piece for which it can be proud.
Regional Theaters Are The Country’s Primary Incubator of New Plays – Including SoFla
Indisputably, regional theaters have been a significant wellspring for new plays reaching back 30 years. But a quickening sea change has occurred quietly but demonstrably over the past decade: Regional theaters – once reliant on warhorses and the latest New York hit — have become the primary incubator and showcase for new work in America
What Kind Of Year Was It? Our Critics’ “Best Of” 2016 Lists
Critics and award judges have been talking about it for weeks: The sheer amount of high quality work has made evaluating the last 12 months unusually challenging, but also an opportunity to remember one of the most rewarding calendar years in recent memory. So here’s a supremely subjective stab by all three critics here at Florida Theater On Stage at recognizing the shows and performances that stood out from a pack of productions.
Chekhov’s Sisters Waiting To Exhale In Beckett’s New Jersey
Deborah Zoe Laufer’s world premiere The Three Sisters of Weekhawken is, indeed, funny in its daffy way, but this imaginative mashup of Chekhov’s meditation on yearning refracted through Beckett’s existentialism and a shred of Neil Simon has a serious and eventually moving moral about the perils of paralyzing procrastination.
Gen Y’ers Struggle With Dehumanizing Technology In New Theatre’s Leveling Up
Leveling Up getting an intriguing production by New Theatre is about far more than a 20-something gaming magus in Las Vegas hired to remotely operate drones that eliminate real targets in the Middle East.
Parade’s The Last Schwartz Doesn’t Quite Meld, But Features Vivid Performances
Deborah Zoe Laufer’s The Last Schwartz poses a difficult mélange of tones, and Parade Productions’ production doesn’t smoothly meld Laufer’s various parts. That said, the stand-alone strands of farcical comedy, subtler black humor and heart-rending pathos are delivered independently with quite satisfying results through skilled performances molded and guided by director Kim St. Leon.