Jonathan Mandell

Jonathan Mandell, a proud member of the American Theatre Critics Association has written about the theater for a range of publications, including Playbill, American Theatre Magazine, the New York Times, Newsday, Backstage, and He currently blogs at  New York Theater and tweets as @NewYorkTheater.




NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • In Defense of Late Career Playwrights: Mamet's The Penitent and McNally's Penitent
    Jonathan Mandell compares The Penitent by David Mamet with Penitent by Terrance McNally, and argues that neither late-career playwright has anything for which to apologize.
  • China on Stage
    Jonathan Mandell digs into three recent productions in New York City— Made in China , Confucius , and Caught —that explore US-China relations.
  • Staged Resistance
    On the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, Jonathan Mandell looks at how the political resistance of theatre artists is playing out on and off stage in New York.
  • Rethinking Immersive Theatre: Inside the Wild Heart of Clarice Lispector
    Jonathan Mandell reflects on what makes immersive theatre, through the lens of Inside the Wild Heart , Group .BR’s immersive show about the late Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector .


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