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Byron Woods

Bio: Byron Woods is the INDY's theater and dance critic.

Email: byron.woods@gmail.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/byronwoods

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As actors and directors, playwrights and characters, women and their stories dominated the best plays we saw on Triangle stages this year. Read more

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The director of Raleigh Little Theatre put the “community” in “community theater.” Now he’ll try to do the same for the arts in all of Wake County. Read more

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Strip away the period trappings of Terrence McNally's Tony-winning musical, and America in 2019 looks much like America in 1906. Read more

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More than just a promising season of musical theater, Deb Royals-Mizerk's new venture is a vision of sharing and coordinating that the local theater community sorely needs. Read more

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photo courtesy of Bare Theatre

Euripides’s unhurried, unsparing account of conquerors and the conquered has challenged artists and audiences for more than two millennia. Read more

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“There was a dress that changed everything, a dress that said not just who you are, but that you are.” Read more

Style Issue

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“Dance in Durham is a lot wider and more diverse than many people think it is.” Read more

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The play, which just closed at Ward Theatre, is tipped for a revival this spring, and we hope it happens. Read more

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Pushed over the edge by a single snow pea on white porcelain, a New York food critic goes rogue In Heidi Armbruster's bracing new comedy. Read more

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Despite the fine acting in the refugee drama being staged inside an industrial shipping container outside CAM Raleigh, the set design breaks the immersion. Read more

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On the night before the mainstage showing of this year's festival, the Durham Civil Rights Mural becomes a living stage for a public dance performance. Read more

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Even after the global environmental disaster that we all know is coming, some things will stay the same—well, at least for a while. Read more

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What’s wrong with saving your best for last? Your audience might give up before they get there. Read more

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Bulldog Ensemble Theater stages Jen Silverman’s chimerical domestic dramedy as its first show of the fall season. Read more

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See for yourself at Paperhand's Radicackalacky Puppet Convergence, a four-day festival of puppetry and social activism in Carrboro and Saxpahaw. Read more

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The true story of a schoolteacher tried for teaching evolution connects with modern climate-change denial and stem cell research opposition in Justice Theater Project's robust season opener. Read more

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In Honest Pint Theatre's staging at NRACT, David Ives's nebulous meringue of a comedy lives as long as its wordplay stays aloft. Read more

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In the summer of 1940, Paul Green invited the novelist to collaborate on turning his novel into a script. Chapel Hill didn’t exactly roll out the red carpet. Read more

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With "The Affair of the Stjålne Mesterværk," Jacob Boehm deftly threaded high cuisine throughout Tennessee author Clay Thomas's semi-DIY murder mystery. Read more

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Between the songs in "No Fear and Blues Long Gone: Nina Simone," the sensitive script crisply touches on formative biographical details. Read more

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