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Arresting, but only on the screen

In capturing the monotony and anger that marks the daily life of New York City cops, “Newyorkland” makes a powerfully compelling film.

The problem is, it’s supposed to be a theater piece.

The latest effort from Temporary Distortion, a local troupe that specializes in blurring the boundaries between video and live performance, this one-hour “assemblage” shows the pitfalls of this experimental theater trend. Not much of what happens onstage is as gripping as what we see on-screen. (FULL ARTICLE: Frank Scheck, New York Post)