For this piece, the latest in a series of fake concert reviews for The Hard Times’ Hard Style section, I write about how going to a Slayer show can bring a couple closer together.
And here’s a profile written by Amy Young from YabYum about yours truly, “Ear”, and Space 55. I talk a bit about the origins of the play (including the 4AD band that inspired it in the first place).
YabYum: Ashley Naftule Does Cool Things
Here’s a piece I wrote for Phoenix New Times about one of my favorite actors, the late (and supremely great) Harry Dean Stanton.
Phoenix New Times: Harry Dean Stanton’s Defining Film Roles
Here’s a fake concert review that I wrote for Hard Style, The Hard Times’ “lifestyle” vertical. It imagines the sublime horrors that would await anyone going to a Lil Yachty acoustic show.
The Hard Times: I Lost A Bet, so Here’s My Review of Lil Yachty’s Acoustic Set
AZCentral’s theater critic Kerry Lengel reviewed “Ear” last week. Here’s his thoughts on Space 55’s latest production.
AZCentral: Phoenix Mini Theatre Reviews
I wrote a piece about Grant Hart for the Phoenix New Times. It’s about his role in Husker Du, and why he doesn’t get enough credit for the band’s staggering greatness.
Phoenix New Times: Why Husker Du’s Grant Hart Was One of the All-Time Greats
Here’s a piece that the fine folks at Downtown Devil wrote about “Ear”.
Couple of notes: it lists me as the director, which is inaccurate (Dennis Frederick is sitting in the big chair for this one). Also, there are some spoilers.
If you’re a local who’s looking to catch the show over the next weeks, skip reading the two paragraphs that follow this sentence: “Writer and director Ashley Naftule began writing this play about a year and a half ago for that very reason.” Dodge the following two paragraphs and you should be golden.