New Saloon’s MINOR CHARACTER is a vivacious and brilliant work of theatre. It embodies the very essence, heart, and feelings of Chekhov: comedy, pathos, cross-purposes, understanding-and-misunderstanding punctuated by eruptions of anger, moments of pathos, and the Chekhovian tension between despair and hope.
They have taken a canonical work and have managed to stretch its imaginary spaces, making it instantly important and relevant, pushing the boundaries of adaption and translation work of plays to new height. The bar is set high now. Good luck climbing over it.
Read the full review of MINOR CHARACTER in Culturebot here.
Created by New Saloon, the creative dynamo comprising Milo Cramer, Morgan Green and Madeline Wise, MINOR CHARACTER is the experimental theatre all experimental theatre wants to be: wackily conceived, rigorously executed, and an exhilarating punch in the gut.
Read the full review of MINOR CHARACTER in Exeunt Magazine here.
...The delightful MINOR CHARACTER, in which experimental ensemble New Saloon peppers Chekhov’s tragicomedy with postmodern strategies [...] turn[s] a play that has been an autumnal meditation on aging into a spring-green forum on youth’s discontents.
Read the full review of MINOR CHARACTER in The Village Voice here.
hysterical, inventive and brilliant
Read the full review of MINOR CHARACTER on New York Theatre Review here.
If New Saloon’s wildly playful MINOR CHARACTER teaches you anything about making theatre, perhaps it is this: Once you make your concept, it might be best to break it. [...] Treating the concept [of performing multiple translations simultaneously] like a matchbook and a can of kerosene, New Saloon light a fire that becomes a raging conflagration.
Read the full article about MINOR CHARACTER and its development on TDF here.
I left Invisible Dog that day in a state of euphoria because what had happened was unlike anything I had ever seen in the theatre.
Read the full interview with Morgan, Milo, and Madeline, in which they discuss MINOR CHARACTER, in The Brooklyn Rail here.