Susan Saccocia is an independent writer whose essays, features, profiles and reviews explore theater, visual arts, jazz and dance in the U.S. and overseas. A regular contributor to the Bay State Banner, Susan has also been published in Art New England ,The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine and other regional and nationwide media. An award-winning arts writer, Susan is also the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in arts journalism among other honors.
From the moment that Griffin Matthews steps on stage at the start of "Witness Uganda," in its world premier at the American Repertory Theater’s Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge through March 16, it becomes apparent that the show is about him.
Two contemporary artists — William Kentridge and Nick Cave — whose works are on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston through May 4 have more in common than might readily meet the eye.
A troupe of six young actors decides to stage a theatrical presentation — not quite a play — about a little known historical event: the extermination of a tribe in Namibia by the country’s German occupiers.
A state of wonder sets in even before the actors appear in the deliriously enjoyable American Repertory Theater production of “The Heart of Robin Hood” at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square through January 19th.
Glorifying God as well as the power of the African American gospel music tradition, the New England Conservatory Millennium Choir captivated its audience on Friday night at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston with a high-spirited celebration of the Christmas season.
Comedy is on stage at the Boston Center for the Arts through June 30
The Huntington Theatre Company production of Gina Gionfriddo’s smart and poignant comedy, “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” on stage at the Boston Center for the Arts through June 30, brings out the play’s fast-paced wit and, along with the humor, its touch of doubt and heartache. Directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois, the winning production examines the tradeoffs faced by two women, both 42, who find that each wants what the other has in life.
Diego Klock-Perez (center) plays Usnavi, bodega owner and...
Belen Pereyra and Antonio Douthit of Alvin Ailey...
Singling out the best in Boston theater from April 2012 through March 2013
One of the most enjoyable evenings of theater in Boston is the show that the local theater community puts on to celebrate itself, the annual Elliot Norton Awards. Held Monday night at ArtsEmerson’s Paramount Center in Boston, the 31st of these galas was a particularly snappy production, honoring seasoned and emerging talents on Boston’s stages as well as a consummate Broadway trouper with local ties, Chita Rivera.
Broadway icon Chita Rivera (L) and Diane Paulus, artistic director...