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TransBible

On Peter Toscano’s “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender In the Bible”.

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The Rhino In The Room

Ionesco’s 1959 play about Fascism sheds light on contemporary Islamophobia.

After Anne Frank

Anne Frank at the Fringe

I first met Carol Lempert while a student of Gary Austin, founder of the Groundlings. Her one-woman shows include That Dorothy Parker and The Camino: Walking the Pilgrim Road. The latest, After Anne Frank, will open at the this year’s FringeNYC Festival. Prior to seeing it, I decided to ask Carol a few questions about the spiritual and religious…

Earthalujah!

Reverend Billy’s Church of Earthalujah!

I just got a note from

Killing the Buddha

I Need My Pain!

There’s nothing like seeing an old friend come up with something awesome. That’s just what I got to do last night, blessedly; at Dixon Place, the experimental performance space on New York’s Lower East Side, I caught a reading of Krista Knight’s new play, Phantom Band. Krista is an amazing young playwright who is now finishing…

Killing the Buddha

I Wanna Be Like Osama b.

A clever little artifact of our depressing times: It comes from Jihad! The Musical, written by Benjamin Scheuer, who introduced himself at the Tin Anniversary Spectacular the other night.

Murder in the Cathedral

Murder (Actually) in the Cathedral

The Church of St. Joseph—the magnificent Catholic church in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, that recently hosted a KtB-sponsored medieval music concert—is at it again. Last time it was love, this time it is death. The church is going to be the living stage for a production of T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral, which tells…

Abraham's Daughters

Three Religions, One Upcoming Play… and an Atheist

We’re excited to announce that this year’s New York International Fringe Festival will include Abraham’s Daughters, a play by Elissa Lerner, contributing editor over at KtB’s sister site, The Revealer. Here’s the gist of it: In what Priscilla Warner, co-author of The Faith Club, calls “an exciting addition to the interfaith dialogues that need to…

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Sabbath Queen

On Friday nights, God likes to watch.