February 2015

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The Sat Mat Scene

I don’t experience the Sat. mat. scene too often. Those performances are a different world from opening nights. The house for Familiar on Saturday Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. was […]


  I reviewed Danai Gurira’s Familiar for the New Haven Independent, here. I was struck by how unabashedly old-fashioned the show’s first act is, and even compared it to You […]

NIMBS: Not In My Back Stage

Build a theater, annoy the neighbors. Earlier this year, Branford residents were getting bent out of shape due to plans to reopen the legendary Stony Creek Puppet House. Arts groups […]

How Do You Solve a Problem...?

  This is a cherished photo—or rather, photobomb—from the opening night reception of the 1994 Marie Osmond tour of Sound of Music at the Shubert in New Haven. It was taken […]

Sweet Sabers

From the new issue of DC Comics’ Gotham Academy, about spooky adventures in a girls’ boarding school. Written by Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher, art by Karl Kerschl.