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G K Schatzman

G K Schatzman

G K Schatzman is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, critic, and teacher. Criticism for Schatzman is an art of attentiveness, and the best way to bring folks into the room from afar. In their free time, they're an avid traveler and language-learner. They love nothing more than catching a show in a strange city. 




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Review: TRAVESTIES at Lantern Theater
October 5, 2022

Tom Stoppard's 'Earnest'-inspired smartypants play 'Travesties' finishes its run on October 9th at the Lantern Theater.

Feature: SPHERUS Can Juggle Literally Anything and Scientists Should Join the Circus
October 3, 2022

Greg Kennedy's Oct. 1 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival act was a treat and a half. Catch our feature review, 'Spherus Can Juggle Literally Anything and Scientists Should Join the Circus'.

REVIEW: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Hits Philly Right in the Feels
August 21, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen will pour your heart fit to overflow and then spend an hour eyedroppering it over the brim. The Tony-hoarding show has juggernaut bones and design. Despite less-than-lustrous vocal performance from greenhorn show star Anthony Norman, the touring cast does it earnest justice with stand-out acting from all cast members.

BWW Review: HADESTOWN Can't Get Much Hotter
February 10, 2022

The Tony Award-winning Hadestown gets the audience on their feet on opening night at the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music. Don't miss Broadway's deviously upbeat mythical musical tragedy, here through Feb. 20.

Review: The Cure at Troy at Quintessence Theater
February 6, 2022

A modest audience was drawn into the reeks and roars of a rare production of Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy on Saturday night around the intimate, runway-style stage at Quintessence Theater in Philadelphia, directed by Alexaner Burns. Actor Steven Anthony Wright leaving a definitive stamp on a challenging role as the savaged Philoctetes.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Warms Up in Philly on First Tour Stop
January 30, 2022

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater heated up a subdued and snow-drenched Philly audience January 28 – 30 with an admirable, often stunning return to the stage at the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music, ending a long, pandemic-driven tour hiatus.

Interview: Ashley Kaylynn Green of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
January 23, 2022

Dancer Michael Jackson, Jr. of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ponders legacy, improv, and meditation through movement in advance of the company’s first tour stop at Philadelphia Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music. Ms. Green joined the company this past year, in 2021, after a successful digital season Whim W’Him Seattle Contemporary Dance following her 2020 graduation from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a BFA in dance.

Interview: Michael Jackson, Jr. of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
January 23, 2022

Dancer Michael Jackson, Jr. of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater talks inspirations, anticipations, and coming back from Covid lockdown in advance of the company’s first tour stop at Philadelphia Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Academy of Music. Mr. Jackson first joined the company in 2011 after working with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, and Philadanco.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre coming to the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music
January 13, 2022

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings its renowned repertory of modern dance to Philadelphia from January 28 to 30. Along with its signature, spiritual-inspired masterpiece, Revelations, performances will feature groundbreaking works of ballet, jazz, and modern choreography.