This year, Allison Vanouse's essays have appeared in Big Red & Shiny, Spirited Magazine and rWp: a Journal of Robert Penn Warren Studies. An independent director, performer, and producer, Allison is an alumna of Brandeis University (2009) and the Saratoga International Theater Institute (2010). Most recently, she has performed in a new translation of August Strindberg's The Stronger by Ulrika Brand, and in a vigil-like 3:00am visitation of Samuel Beckett's Not I, held at an abandoned outdoor theater for the 24-hour performance series Glossolalia, curated by Maria Molteni. Allison serves as Literary Editor for Riot of Perfume magazine and as Editorial Assistant for The Battersea Review. She works in the Boston offices of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.
Three works of the Lisbon-based filmmaker Gabriel Abrantes were shown at the MIT List Center throughout May and June. All three are worth something, but I want to concentrate here on one piece in particular. Do not be alarmed, but note that the piece was not live: it is a...
NewCritcriticism & analysis
Allison Vanouse writes about Sleeping Weazel 's 2014 festival of plays, trans cabaret, and solo performance coinciding with Boston Pride Week.
Allison Vanouse reviews a performance by Jeffrey Gibson and Patty Chang at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts , and responds to other critics of the piece.
Allison Vanouse continues her look at productions from university students in Boston. In this post she reviews Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Kafka's Metamorphosis , directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue
Allison Vanouse looks at student theatre — which is infrequently reviewed — choosing to critique Conspiracy (an adaptation of the 2001 HBO film), from the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club .