According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Review: Black Stuff, at the New York International Fringe Festival
by Eric Miles Glover

Black Stuff follows two regular black men who, denied entrance to the black section of heaven, share the experience of finding themselves in a culture that prizes false perceptions and re-presentations of black manhood in life and visual culture. Through use of satire, Black Stuff explores the negative and positive roles black men perform and raises important points about ignorance and racism in American culture. The production is far too tongue-in-cheek to make its statements about false identities valid (like Disposable Men), but Black Stuff is an engaging and winning multimedia examination of black men and popular culture.
Click here for information about the show.

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