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With concerts all but wiped off the calendar by the pandemic, our critics naturally spent their time with recordings (and virtual live shows).
In the age of COVID-19, Arts Fuse critics have come up with a guide to film, dance, visual art, theater, and music — mostly available by streaming — for the coming weeks. More offerings will be added as they come in.
Community is what I miss most of all the pandemic’s deprivations—doing stuff with others.
Do not despair! Those who missed the Fusical on December 4th can still experience the stellar musical showcase.
“Let my style capture all the sounds of my time. This should make it an annoyance to my contemporaries. But later generations should hold it to their ears like a seashell in which there is the music of an ocean of mud.”— Karl Kraus
“A play like The Living pricks the conscience of the country. It is the reason I wanted to produce and direct it.”
Are our theaters indifferent, craven, or complicit? Take your pick.
As we grapple with building the brave new world of live theater in a Covid and post-Covid world, a few stray thoughts.
Taking action on even a modest number of these suggestions will undoubtedly shake up the current puerility of much of American theater criticism.