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Re: “Much Ado About Nothing takes an Italian holiday in Raleigh

With all due respect, theatrefan, every ticket buyer to this production spends time and gets to know Mr. Torres (or Patrick, as you call him), over several hours -- through experiencing the quality of the work he and his company are able to bring to stage.
For the overwhelming majority of theater-goers, that's the only reasonable expectation. Ultimately, an artist meets the public through their work.

Posted by Byron Woods on 02/25/2015 at 6:47 PM

Re: “Much Ado About Nothing takes an Italian holiday in Raleigh

Those of us that have spent time with Patrick and gotten to know him have no questions about what he is bringing to RLT

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Posted by theatrefan on 02/19/2015 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Hip-hop and comedy both thrive on tight timing

If you like beat-boxing, watch this street performance i saw yesterday in London, UK: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ISu98pMCas

Posted by Stephan Croix on 02/13/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “In the provocative exhibit Wonderland, Sarah Anne Johnson turns sex and nature inside-out

This is some of the best writing I have seen on SAJ's work, and I should know- I have been her dealer for over ten years. Bravo on the great show and beautiful review. ps don't forget to see the amazing catalog/ monograph for the show.

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Posted by Julie Saul on 02/12/2015 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Chaunesti Webb, her play at Manbites Dog Theater and the woman accusing her of artistic theft

Chaunesti Webb stole my work. She stole my story, my words, and admitted as such. She received grants and awards for my work. She crowdfunded my work, and received over $5,000 for that, alone. She traveled the play based upon my story for years. Any of you who writes, or makes any creative work, can probably understand my position. This woman had never claimed to write anything- before or since. Yet, she can apparently read, and comprehend spoken English. I believe she was able to decipher the countless Cease and Desist demands told to her, letters sent to her via email, USPS, and from different attorneys.

Man Bites Dog Theater revealed their position, by elevating this thief to their Board of Directors. They also proudly claim the output from their 'help' made the play as "good' as it has been described by the editors of Indyweek, who awarded her a best new playwright accolade.

Instead of claiming this is any form of the vile televised reality shows, featuring "black" women behaving badly; you should all wonder: what should be the punishment of this woman and her co-conspirators, Man Bites Dog Theater? Many of the things they have done are punishable under North Carolina law.

Further, I would never wish this situation upon my worst enemy. This has been an extremely painful and extraordinarily costly event for me. She had mounted the play, months before she made any contact with me. She thanked, according to Byron Woods, the theater critic of Indyweek, over 160 people in the playbill of the play. None of the 'thanked' were the other two women she stole sentences from; and my name was absent, despite the paragraphs and sentences she stole from me. Instead of placing any blame upon me; take a moment to consider why she and her co-conspirators should be free to steal?

I wish she had stolen my car, or burgled my home, instead. Wait! She did! She broke into a book, selectively stole what she wanted, including way too much of my essay, from a book that was partially named after my essay. Is ignoring this ongoing travesty a way to respond? #blacklivesmatter

So does their work.

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Posted by Plagiarized by Chaunesti Webb Lyon on 02/09/2015 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Wherefore yet another production of Romeo and Juliet?

I agree, it's great to see actors of the correct age in the leads. But I liked the innovative and imaginative fight choreography.

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Posted by Thom Haynes on 02/04/2015 at 1:47 PM

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