Student Art Showcase at Ketcham Inn Foundation

On April 30th, the Cultural Arts Center of the Ketcham Inn Foundation hosted its third annual Student Art Showcase. Located across from the historic inn itself, the center served as a gallery within which student artists from Center Moriches High School displayed their work. The Ketcham Inn along Montauk Highway in Center Moriches has stood for more than three hundred years, serving as a tavern, a public house, and, in recent years,… Read More

Late Nite Comedy at 54 Below

What are you typically doing at 11:30PM on a Sunday Night? My bet is that you fall into one of these categories: A) You’ve got a case of the Sunday Scaries, looking for something to combat the impending Monday Blues. B) You’ve been in your house all weekend catching up on Netflix and need some human interaction. C) You had a boozy brunch, napped all afternoon, and are now wide awake, unsure of… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Sunset Boulevard

The music begins to swell, the lights go down, and with one moment, we’re back in Old Hollywood with Norma Desmond. That’s right – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award Winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is back on Broadway, and yes, the magnificent Glenn Close reprises her role of Norma Desmond. Close is joined by Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Schaefer, and Fred Johanson as Max von Mayerling, and Nancy Anderson, Mackenzie… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: The Scarlet Letter

Last week I went to see The Scarlet Letter at Bay Street Theater. Full disclosure – it’s directed by my father, Joe Minutillo, and written by  Scott Eck, and my father.   I truly had no intention of writing about it – I honestly don’t even like The Scarlet Letter that much. I mean, come on – a woman sleeps with the love of her life, and then gets shamed for it? Where’s… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins with two former lovers who plot and scheme to ruin the reputation of an innocent young female aristocrat. As their game of seduction and manipulation becomes more intricate, they quickly discover that the stakes are higher than they bargained for… and their last encounter may be their most dangerous by far. Good God you must see this show. I walked into the theatre not knowing what to expect,… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Oh, Hello

Have you heard of Gil Faizan? Have you heard of George St. Geeland? No? Well you can meet them onstage at the Lyceum Theater, as that’s where they’ll be performing 8 shows per week. Oh, Hello on Broadway is the Broadway debut of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, also know as  Gil Faizan and George St. Geeland. See, Nick Kroll is Gil Faizan, and John Mulaney is George St. Geeland. And vice… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: The Encounter

Immersive theatre is alive and well, and has officially hit the Great White Way. National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre got lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969 – and now, in 2016, we’re able to be part of the starting encounter that changed  his life.   We journey with Simon McBurney in The Encounter – a theatrical attack on your senses – and I mean that in the best way possible, as… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man…and The Skivvies

“Please turn off thee cell phone ringing; open any candies…softly….sloooowly” These were the instructions we received from a strapping, foreign “stagehand” as lights went down in the 777 Theater for Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man…and immediately, the night was off to a sexy, silly start. This “stagehand” was soon introduced as Stefan (Dan Gonon) by The Skivvies (Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina), who will assume the roles of Dan… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Small Mouth Sounds

One week ago I was invited to see Small Mouth Sounds.  Small Mouth Sounds, written by Beth Wohl and directed by Rachel Chavkin, is about six strangers who flee from the city to a silent retreat in the woods. It’s awkward. It’s funny. It’s sad. It’s charming. It’s amazing what happens when words and voice and electronics are taken from you. It’s amazing what happens when you have to sit. In the… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Spotlight: Hadestown

New York Theatre Workshop has long been heralded as one of the city’s top incubators of imaginative, inventive musical theatre. After the spectacular success of last fall’s glittering, cerebral Lazarus (the Ivo van Hove/Enda Walsh/David Bowie collaboration), NYTW is shifting gears to offer something a little more down-home.  The final show in their 2015/16 season, Hadestown, translates singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s 2010 eponymous concept album into a celebration of community and communalism. Under the scintillating direction of Rachel… Read More