Archive for the ‘Theatre’ Category

Rabbit Hole

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Rabbit Hole is a meditation on grief. On how even if material abundance is present, even if there is the complete sense of contentment and freedom from the havoc that is wrought by an outside world, it is always hanging on a gently balance. Just as violently abruptly, this balance can become broken. How then, […]

4000 Miles @ Las Vegas Little Theatre

Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

How relationships change over time is a curious thing. What obligates us to keep in touch with those who were with us incidentally from the start of life? And what about those most intimately connected with us, our family? True, we can admit that all these (hopefully) warm interactions with others provide nutrition to a […]

Dry Powder

Posted on March 18th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

What motivates the captains of capitalism? The ones which steer the ship of investment into the economy, under the pretense of growing the economy by virtue of the creation of wealth? Who are these archetypes, in their most essential form? Dry Powder convenes on the central actors in this craft and their day-to-day lives. It […]

Milk Like Sugar @ ArtsWest

Posted on March 7th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani Milk Like Sugar is a tour de force critique of the modern welfare state. It was vital for the reality of the creation of a permanent underworld of American society to be made tactile to an audience so far removed from the consideration of being impregnated for cash money from the sugar daddy Uncle […]

Three Americans

Posted on March 4th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani Out of the outrage of a president which one despises being elected, all across the country there is an artistic pang which has been swelling up to be released on the stage. This is quite a feat then, of three writers producing in just a few months meticulously crafted one-acts which […]

Cannibals Alone @ Theatre Unleashed 2-20-17

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

  Is it better to suffer injustice or to commit it? The vigilante answers that, even if there is a risk of being an accomplice, it is better to enforce some notion of justice upon society, however corrupt it may be. There is something redeemable and salvageable which makes it worthwhile to erect a notion […]

Grimly Handsome @ City Garage

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

  In a quick, spindle-wheel rotation of under 90 minutes in length, Grimly Handsome meanders its way through the epicenter of supposed contemporary Manhattan life, which is scintillated by aberrant human behaviors which generally are considered unethical. The double-edged sword of housing a pressure cooker of human originality, however authentic that reality is at least […]

Hand to God Review @ Curious Theatre Company

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

There continues to be a fine line between being provocative for its very namesake, and being so which acts in an entirely subservient manner to the centrality of the plot. While Hand to God is better off than most in being so overtly flagrant in, if not stirring then, traumatizing the senses, it suffers from […]

The Big Meal Review @ The new Century Theatre Company

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

This is a triumph in contemporary theatre. It strips away the vanities of staged productions; of manufactured choreography, and of banal dialogue that is trying to stretch an atom of an idea into a densely compact story. The rhythm of this exploration into the human life, in which every kind universally has been cast slings […]

Assistance @ Shoe-box Theatre (Portland, Oregon)

Posted on January 18th, 2017 by Joseph A. Hazani

Assistance is a small stage production trying to isolate and concentrate a more venomous side of the executive assistant tongue, most popularized by the film The Devil Wears Prada. While in that work there is a terrific exposition of one central character, and the actual humor in the incidental work where before she had no […]