PRESS FOR ARCTIC HYSTERIA

 

San Francisco Bay Guardian Review: “The Performant: Arctic mysteria”

Review of July 2012 premiere at Bindlestiff Studio.

Featured Quote:

    "For a play set in a sterile white world, it’s a murky and fantastical carnival for the senses, punctuated with bursts of childish enthusiasm, nonsensical verbiage, and giddy violence, pushing the audience into the disorienting depths of the apocryphal Inughuit malady for which it is named."

 

San Francisco Bay Guardian Preview: “Nazi doctors, walrus anus, incest dances, Kinderdeutsch! (Gezundheit)”

Preview of July 2012 premiere at Bindlestiff Studio, featuring promo video.

 

San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area weekend picks, August 2-5

Arctic Hysteria named weekend pick in SF Chronicle.

 

The Bay Area Reporter Preview of Arctic Hysteria

Preview of July 2012 premiere at Bindlestiff Studio.

 

Howlround, A Journal of the Theater Commons features Kinderdeutsch on #NEWPLAY TV

Abi and members of Kinderdeutsch Projekts featured speaking about Arctic Hysteria on panel “Form vs. Content: Who’s your Mama?” in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival at Thick House in San Francisco.  Panel was produced by Playwrights Foundation and livestreamed on #NEWPLAY TV.

 

Bindlestiff Studio features Arctic Hysteria

Preview of July 2012 premiere.

 

Promotional Video Youtube page

Featuring five promotional videos for the July 2012 premiere at Bindlestiff Studio, including production footage and music by Paula Matthusen.

 

Successful Kickstarter campaign page

Featuring production and process images and video.

 

PRESS FOR FEAR OF A FüHRER

 

KUT News Austin: fEaR oF a FüHrEr Production Preview National Public Station.

April 2005 fEaR oF a FüHrEr production in New Works Festival featured by Julie Moody. Includes Abi Basch commentary and excerpt of text performed by Kathrin Feldhaus and Thorsten Bihegue.

 

The Austin Chronicle: "Top 10 Theatrical Treasures & Pleasures of 2005"

Featured Quote:

    Playwright Abi Basch's enigmatic exploration of enemies and betrayal in wartime..., its mysteries in suitcases, strangely beautiful dances, and haunting score by Adam Sultan and Jon Nelson, performed in the catacombs beneath the Brockett Theatre, made for one of the year's most mesmerizing hours.

 

The Austin Chronicle: "Applause! Applause! Austin Critics Table Award Nominations 2004-2005"

fEaR oF a FüHrEr nominated for three Austin Critics Table Awards – The David Mark Cohen New Play Award, Best Movement, and Best Original Score.

 

Austin 360: "Austin Critics Table Award Winners"

FEaR oF a FüHrEr wins for Best Original Score.

 

Austin Circle of Theaters: "B. Iden Payne Awards Nomination Announcement"

Jon Nelson and Adam Sultan nominated for Outstanding Original Score.

 

Refraction Arts Project: "Fusebox Festival Announcement"

Announcement of fEaR oF a FüHrEr’S production in the Fusebox Festival.

 

Austin Script Works: "PulseWorks Festival 2004" Announcement of script development workshop and staged reading awarded to Abi Basch.

 

The Playwrights' Center: "2005-06 Jerome Fellows Announced"

Announcement of Jerome Fellowship awarded to Abi Basch for fEaR oF a FüHrEr.

 

 

 

 

PRESS FOR PRESERVATION

 

Hildesheim

Hildesheimer Allgemeine Newspaper: "Bei mir bist du scheen"

Review of June 2006 PRESERVATION (A BIRD MUTATION) production. In German.

Featured Quotations:

    "From the beginning, PRESERVATION (A Bird Mutation) surprises with an unsettling urgency, with an inspired tension, and with an elegance of conception and realization that is inseparable from the bird metaphor used throughout the play. [Basch] has created a brilliant premiere with Kinderdeutsch Projekts in every respect…"

 

    "[Kinderdeutsch Projekts] confronts the timeless violence of an 'everywar' with a world of artificial gestures and poses. [Their] biggest achievement in [their] dance-fight-sex choreography is that there are no cheap provocations and no links to overdone avant-garde games…"

 

    "Three actors unleash discord with a text and movement-choreography that goes deeply into the radical loss of innocence… Feathers emerge as the shell breaks. The birds, as Basch's play explores, carry the light of the world inside themselves. At the end of a difficult struggle, in the ruins of a family and country whose plaster walls have crumbled, hope prepares itself for flight."

 

Hildesheimer Allgemeine Newspaper: "Sehnsucht und Krieg"

Preview of June 2006 PRESERVATION (A BIRD MUTATION) production. In German.

 

Hildesheimer Allgemeine Newspaper: "Theater-Tipp: Uraufführung von'Birds'im Theaterhaus"

June 2006 PRESERVATION (A BIRD MUTATION) Production featured as a must-see recommendation. In German.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bangkok

The Bangkok Post: "The Avant-Garde March on Bangkok: Highlights of the 2008 Bangkok Fringe Festival"

Preview of January 2008 tour, with featured photo of PRESERVATION (A BIRD MUTATION)

 

Patravadi Theater Press for PRESERVATION (A BIRD MUTATION) Performance in Bangkok.

Preview of January 2008 tour. In English and Thai.

PRESS FOR FOREIGN C.

 

Greenwich Time

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

Fractured Atlas

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

Deutsches Haus

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

The Gothamist

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

Time Out New York

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

The Village Voice

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

Culturebot

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

Germany in NYC

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater

 

NYC.COM

Preview of July 2008 performance at Ontological Theater