Robert Moses from “The Radiant City” by Theodora Skipitares, 1991. “A 12-foot-long version of New York’s master builder Robert Moses surveys development in New York City in the play The Radiant City. One of the city’s foremost puppeteers and playwrights, Theodora Skipitares is known for work dwelling on urban planning and other complex and often traumatic social topics, such as famine and incarceration.” I interviewed her last year (six weeks before the shutdown) for her latest brilliant work, “The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker:”

The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker: Theodora Skipitares’ puppetry collage about an 18th Century African-American astronomer, a 20th Century black astronaut, and Lieutenant Uhura of Star Trek, with the Soul Tigers high school marching band.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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