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Our Maxamoo contributors and friends are a witty, loquacious bunch. They say the darndest things!  By popular demand, we’ve committed some of our favorite Maxamooisms on the joys and challenges of theater to products you can buy.  We’ve got mugs, totes bags, and stickers proclaiming “My views are my own,”[…]

Best & Worst at the theater in of 2017 Part 2

The Best & Worst of 2017, Part 2

It’s our annual tradition of gathering together our most frequent contributors to discuss the best and worst of the year in theater. Lindsay hosts and Patty, Aurin, Jose, Jack, Ben, Liz, and PennyMaria discuss the highs and lows in performance in New York City and beyond. This is the second half of the discussion. You can find the first half here.[…]

Junk, Solstice Party!, Veil'd, The Elephant in Every Room I Enter

Solstice Party!, The Elephant in Every Room I Enter, Veil’d, Junk

Diep, PennyMaria, and Lindsay what we’ve seen on the stage lately: Solstice Party! by Susan Soon He Stanton from Live Source Theatre Group at A.R.T/New York Theatres (0:50) The Elephant in Every Room I Enter by Gardiner Comfort at Next Door At NYTW (10:33) Veil’d by Monet Hurst-Mendoza at Astoria Performing[…]

November & December Preview 2017

November/December 2017 Preview

We’re close to wrapping up our fourth year of podcasting. Unbelievable that this passion project has endured this long. Today we have our November and December preview with Jack, Jose, and Lindsay. Discussed are: Describe the Night by Rajiv Joseph at Atlantic Theater Company Hot Mess by Dan Rothenberg and[…]



We loved KPOP and we wanted to go deep analyzing it. On this episode, Diep, Liz, and Lindsay critique and compliment the latest musical sensation from Ars Nova, Ma-Yi Theater, and Woodshed Collective. Here’s Diep’s article on KPOP in the New York Times: Broadway Training, Gangnam Style. Subscribe to Maxamoo’s Theater[…]

September 2017 Review

The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias; On The Shore of the Wide World; In a Little Room

We welcome new contributor Patty and the return of Aurin with Lindsay for a rousing discussion of three plays on stage in New York City right now: The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias by Michael Yates Crowley from Playwrights Realm (2:20) On The Shore of the Wide World by[…]

Bernardo Cubria Interview

Interview with Bernardo Cubria of Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement

David speaks with playwright/actor/podcaster Bernardo Cubria about his play Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, a coproduction of InViolet Theater and Intar through October 7, 2017 at Intar’s home on 52nd Street. Use the discount code NAFTAPOD for $15 tickets. Bernardo’s website Off and On Podcast  What Can I Do? Podcast Bad Hombres[…]

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Interview with Mac Rogers and Jordana Williams on ‘Steal the Stars’ and Making Radio Plays

An interview with author Mac Rogers and director Jordana Williams on their new radio play Steal the Stars. To listen to Steal the Stars click here. Subscribe to Maxamoo’s Theater and Performance Podcast for free on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher. Comments? Feedback? Find us on Facebook and Twitter. We have merch! Buy it here, all proceeds go to improving the[…]


Interview with Magie Dominic About Her Memories of Caffe Cino

  An interview with Magie Dominic, a poet, artist and memoirist who worked at Caffe Cino in the 1960s. Dominic reminisces about her first meeting with Joe Cino and talks about how the venue evolved from coffee house to the birthplace of Off-Off-Broadway. Magie Dominic’s Official Website. Subscribe to Maxamoo’s Theater and Performance[…]

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Say Something Bunny!, Ghost Light, Sweetee, Cost of Living & Streepshow!

Liz, Jose, and Lindsay discuss five new productions beyond Broadway in New York City: Say Something Bunny! by Alison S.M. Kobayashi at UNDO Project Space (00:36) Ghost Light by Zach Morris from Third Rail Projects at LCT3 (08:53) Sweetee by Gail Kriegel at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature[…]

Theater Criticism Is Not Dying

By Lindsay Barenz There’s a narrative developing — emboldened this week by theater critics David Cote and Linda Winer’s departures from Time Out New York and Newsday — that theater criticism is dying. But that’s not true. Theater criticism, like the news and editorial industry as a whole, is struggling. We’ve seen[…]

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