What’s this site about?

mdd speaks, a companion to the nytheater indie archive…

I’ll be writing here about my 20-year journey through the NYC theater scene. Especially–and if you know me, you won’t be surprised by this–my journey through the world of indie theater.

It’s my attempt to pull together my own personal New York Theatre Experience.

It’s also an effort to bring context and organization to the nytheater indie archive, which at this writing consists of 10,431 reviews of shows that played in NYC from 1997 – 2016. You can search through all of this content on the archive, but I’m feeling like something more is needed to make sense of it all. Here I will make a start at doing that…