Byron Woods

INDY Week's award-winning contributing editor and live arts critic. Sunsets, long walks—and incisive analysis of regional live theater and dance.

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Ken Ludwig’s Light, Lively Take on Robin Hood Has a Moving Political Message for Today
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Ken Ludwig’s Light, Lively Take on Robin Hood Has a Moving Political Message for Today
September, 26 2018
Theater Review: Emotional Velocity and Musical Riches in Theatre Raleigh's Once
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Theater Review: Emotional Velocity and Musical Riches in Theatre Raleigh's Once
September, 20 2018
With Manbites Dog Gone, the Future of Durham Theater Might Reside at—Wait, Really? Northgate Mall?
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With Manbites Dog Gone, the Future of Durham Theater Might Reside at—Wait, Really? Northgate Mall?
September, 12 2018
Don't Call It Dinner Theater—Snap Pea's The Banquet Was Like Nothing the Triangle Has Ever Tasted
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Don't Call It Dinner Theater—Snap Pea's The Banquet Was Like Nothing the Triangle Has Ever Tasted
August, 29 2018
Theater Review: Seed Art Share's Immersive The Miracle Worker Reconnected Us with a Midcentury Theater Classic
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Theater Review: Seed Art Share's Immersive The Miracle Worker Reconnected Us with a Midcentury Theater Classic
August, 15 2018
Flame Is Considered as an Element of Creation and Destruction in Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s In the Heart of the Fire
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Flame Is Considered as an Element of Creation and Destruction in Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s In the Heart of the Fire
August, 15 2018
Theater Review: A Faded but Formidable, Distinctly Carnivorous Maria Callas Draws Operatic Blood in Master Class
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Theater Review: A Faded but Formidable, Distinctly Carnivorous Maria Callas Draws Operatic Blood in Master Class
August, 14 2018
A Successful Raleigh Theater Family Plays a Famous Historical One, the Kellers, in Seed Art Share’s Immersive The Miracle Worker
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A Successful Raleigh Theater Family Plays a Famous Historical One, the Kellers, in Seed Art Share’s Immersive The Miracle Worker
August, 8 2018
Burn This Entombs a Sparkless Power Couple and Other Urban Vampires in Downtown New York Lofts
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Burn This Entombs a Sparkless Power Couple and Other Urban Vampires in Downtown New York Lofts
August, 8 2018
In James Baldwin’s Rarely Staged The Amen Corner, a Spiritual Leader’s Fall Is All but Preordained
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In James Baldwin’s Rarely Staged The Amen Corner, a Spiritual Leader’s Fall Is All but Preordained
August, 1 2018
If You Make It Through a Misfiring First Half, a Rewarding Home Stretch Awaits in Revived Short-Play Festival NC 10 by 10
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If You Make It Through a Misfiring First Half, a Rewarding Home Stretch Awaits in Revived Short-Play Festival NC 10 by 10
July, 25 2018
ADF Review: Heady Deconstructionist Tere O'Connor's Long Run Is More Engaging in Theory than Practice
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ADF Review: Heady Deconstructionist Tere O'Connor's Long Run Is More Engaging in Theory than Practice
July, 20 2018
Theater Review: Innovative Direction and Fine Performances Add Intimacy and Impact to Theatre Raleigh's Big Fish
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Theater Review: Innovative Direction and Fine Performances Add Intimacy and Impact to Theatre Raleigh's Big Fish
July, 19 2018
Manbites Dog Theater Vets Regroup as Bulldog Ensemble Theater to Carry on the Company's Legacy. But First, They Have to Find a Play.
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Manbites Dog Theater Vets Regroup as Bulldog Ensemble Theater to Carry on the Company's Legacy. But First, They Have to Find a Play.
July, 18 2018
Goblin Market Is the Most Difficult, Ambitious, and Successful Women's Theatre Festival Production Yet
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Goblin Market Is the Most Difficult, Ambitious, and Successful Women's Theatre Festival Production Yet
July, 18 2018
ADF Review: In an Era of Tested Faith, the Buoyancy of Rosie Herrera's Belief Might Just See Us Through
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ADF Review: In an Era of Tested Faith, the Buoyancy of Rosie Herrera's Belief Might Just See Us Through
July, 9 2018
Theater Review: There Are Plenty of Laughs Left in Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy's Sketch Comedy in Parallel Lives
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Theater Review: There Are Plenty of Laughs Left in Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy's Sketch Comedy in Parallel Lives
July, 6 2018
As Science Catches Up with Decades of Anecdotal Evidence that Dance Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease, Local Efforts Converge at ADF
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As Science Catches Up with Decades of Anecdotal Evidence that Dance Helps People with Parkinson’s Disease, Local Efforts Converge at ADF
July, 4 2018
Why Doesn't Homeland Security Want You to See Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group at ADF?
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Why Doesn't Homeland Security Want You to See Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group at ADF?
July, 4 2018
ADF Review: A Concert of Dance by Returning Alumni Reminds Us That Sometimes, You Can't Go Home Again
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ADF Review: A Concert of Dance by Returning Alumni Reminds Us That Sometimes, You Can't Go Home Again
July, 2 2018
After Decades Spent Dancing the Visions of Others, Anne Plamondon Tells the Story of her Father’s Schizophrenia in Her Choreographic Debut
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After Decades Spent Dancing the Visions of Others, Anne Plamondon Tells the Story of her Father’s Schizophrenia in Her Choreographic Debut
June, 27 2018
Theater Review: One of Theater's Great Sacrificial Characters Strikes Back in Iphigenia in Splott
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Theater Review: One of Theater's Great Sacrificial Characters Strikes Back in Iphigenia in Splott
June, 22 2018
ADF Review: Shen Wei, Samuel Beckett, and Morton Feldman Meet in the Bardo in Neither
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ADF Review: Shen Wei, Samuel Beckett, and Morton Feldman Meet in the Bardo in Neither
June, 22 2018
Theatre Raleigh's Stellar Significant Other Puts the Perils of Being the "Gay Best Friend" on Blast
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Theatre Raleigh's Stellar Significant Other Puts the Perils of Being the "Gay Best Friend" on Blast
June, 20 2018
We Fear for Families Riven by Grief in the Deeply Poetic Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
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We Fear for Families Riven by Grief in the Deeply Poetic Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)
June, 20 2018
Anyone Trying to Top TheatreFest's Production of Hitchcock Adaptation The 39 Steps Has Their Work Cut Out for Them
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Anyone Trying to Top TheatreFest's Production of Hitchcock Adaptation The 39 Steps Has Their Work Cut Out for Them
June, 20 2018
ADF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ronald K. Brown Rewrote the Theory-Drunk Playbook of Modern Dance with Emotion, Musicality, and Storytelling
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ADF Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ronald K. Brown Rewrote the Theory-Drunk Playbook of Modern Dance with Emotion, Musicality, and Storytelling
June, 13 2018
Theater Review: Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Songs Can't Quite Shine Through a Patchy Production of Spring Awakening
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Theater Review: Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's Songs Can't Quite Shine Through a Patchy Production of Spring Awakening
June, 8 2018
Theater Review: Not Every Forty-Year-Old Thriller Still Elicits Gasps Like Deathtrap
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Theater Review: Not Every Forty-Year-Old Thriller Still Elicits Gasps Like Deathtrap
June, 7 2018
Spend A Night with Janis Joplin Courtesy of NC Theatre
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Spend A Night with Janis Joplin Courtesy of NC Theatre
May, 2 2018
Star Pocket Theatre's Debut Production, The Member of the Wedding,  Shows Predictable Growing Pains and a Promising Future
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Star Pocket Theatre's Debut Production, The Member of the Wedding, Shows Predictable Growing Pains and a Promising Future
April, 25 2018
Hand to God, an Irreverent-to-Blasphemous Broadway Farce, Casts a Possibly Demonic Sock Puppet in an Unlikely Morality Play
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Hand to God, an Irreverent-to-Blasphemous Broadway Farce, Casts a Possibly Demonic Sock Puppet in an Unlikely Morality Play
April, 25 2018
Hamilton and Star Wars Parodies Are on Tap in ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back
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Hamilton and Star Wars Parodies Are on Tap in ShakesBEER II: The Bard Strikes Back
April, 20 2018
Though British Royalty Is Surging in Pop Culture, Provocative “Future History Play” King Charles III Reminds Us  We May Be Living in Its Twilight
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Though British Royalty Is Surging in Pop Culture, Provocative “Future History Play” King Charles III Reminds Us We May Be Living in Its Twilight
April, 18 2018
Kristin Clotfelter's Pensive Dance with Cardboard Boxes and Other Highlights of Tobacco Road's Annual Showcase
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Kristin Clotfelter's Pensive Dance with Cardboard Boxes and Other Highlights of Tobacco Road's Annual Showcase
April, 18 2018
Though It Perplexed New York, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Appalachian Musical Bright Star Should Fare Well Here
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Though It Perplexed New York, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Appalachian Musical Bright Star Should Fare Well Here
April, 15 2018
David Henderson Plays Nine Characters in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Some More Convincing than Others
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David Henderson Plays Nine Characters in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Some More Convincing than Others
April, 11 2018
In Leaving Eden, an Early-Twentieth-Century Cotton Mill and a Modern Pork Plant Are the Axles of Racially Violent Cycles
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In Leaving Eden, an Early-Twentieth-Century Cotton Mill and a Modern Pork Plant Are the Axles of Racially Violent Cycles
April, 11 2018
600 Highwaymen Enlists the Audience to Perform in The Fever at Current
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600 Highwaymen Enlists the Audience to Perform in The Fever at Current
April, 11 2018
Mike Bartlett Rewrites Future History in King Charles III at Burning Coal
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Mike Bartlett Rewrites Future History in King Charles III at Burning Coal
April, 11 2018
Nine Characters, One Performer—That's the Challenge David Henderson Faces in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
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Nine Characters, One Performer—That's the Challenge David Henderson Faces in The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
April, 6 2018
Immersive Theater Work Escape to Freedom Puts You in the Shoes of an Enslaved Person Fleeing a Raleigh Plantation
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Immersive Theater Work Escape to Freedom Puts You in the Shoes of an Enslaved Person Fleeing a Raleigh Plantation
April, 6 2018
Actors Settle Unfinished Business in NRACT's Musical Comedy Miscast 2018: Warped Outcasts
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Actors Settle Unfinished Business in NRACT's Musical Comedy Miscast 2018: Warped Outcasts
April, 4 2018
Lessons Unlearned in Mike Wiley's Leaving Eden, a Tale of Immigrant Rights, Racial Strife, and Small-Town N.C. Politics
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Lessons Unlearned in Mike Wiley's Leaving Eden, a Tale of Immigrant Rights, Racial Strife, and Small-Town N.C. Politics
April, 4 2018
In Un-Becoming Ailey, Daniel B. Coleman Chávez Unlearns an Oppressive Past in Dance and Reconstructs It as an Empowered Trans Person
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In Un-Becoming Ailey, Daniel B. Coleman Chávez Unlearns an Oppressive Past in Dance and Reconstructs It as an Empowered Trans Person
March, 28 2018
Nederlands Dans Theater's The Statement Proves Business Is Warfare by Another Name
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Nederlands Dans Theater's The Statement Proves Business Is Warfare by Another Name
March, 27 2018
Marc Bamuthi Joseph Explores His Relationship with Soccer and Haitian-American Identity at N.C. State
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Marc Bamuthi Joseph Explores His Relationship with Soccer and Haitian-American Identity at N.C. State
March, 26 2018
Celebrate Women's History Month at the Hayti Heritage Center with Wimmin@Work2018
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Celebrate Women's History Month at the Hayti Heritage Center with Wimmin@Work2018
March, 23 2018
Spend an Existentialist Eternity in Cary's Page-Walker Hotel with Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit
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Spend an Existentialist Eternity in Cary's Page-Walker Hotel with Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit
March, 15 2018
Carolina Ballet Steps Out to Maurice Ravel's Beloved Boléro
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Carolina Ballet Steps Out to Maurice Ravel's Beloved Boléro
March, 14 2018
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