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The Arts

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Members say: Confusing, Relevant, Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing

About the show

La MaMa presents this new work of interdisciplinary theatre which deconstructs the history of public funding for the arts in the United States. More…

At once documentary and interactive, this production uses choreography, live cameras, music, and text to contrast the precarious realities of arts funding today with the 1960s Congress hearings that created the National Endowment of the Arts.

Member Reviews (1)


Confusing, Relevant, Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing

Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if You like theater that is highly experimental and tries to make a statement.

Don't see it if You don't like theater that is more for the creators and their egos while the entertainment of the audience is secondary.

September 16th, 2018
"A wonky and extremely niche experimental docudrama...Studded with thought-provoking shards of dialogue...While it doesn’t make an entirely coherent case, it does make a poignant one, albeit in a production that bogs down in cacophony and murk just when it most needs lucidity...The show does a cl...
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September 17th, 2018
"Clips of the 1962 television special 'A Tour of the White House' with Mrs. John F. Kennedy are always enjoyable but those aren’t enough to redeem the tedious performance piece...Offers sophomoric antics that are a virtual parody of performance art techniques...As in '1776,' things get compelling...
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September 16th, 2018
"Through the rhythmic poetry and aural and visual multimedia mixing presentation of 'THE AЯTS', vital questions of art, society, democracy, and freedom are given space for meditation against the sweep of history and the crush of our zeitgeist—an experience that is alternatively rousing, informati...
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September 17th, 2018
“Doyles brilliant new docu-drama is an explosive rallying cry to get us off our comfort couches and into the fray...It is drenched in detailed research and electrifying performances...It makes creative use of video footage of the time that lends the production historical context and satirical irr...
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