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Giving Voice

The United States has produced a mighty amount of profound playwrights — among them Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Lillian Hellman — but the American bard who is […]

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Hillbilly Elegy

JD Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy has been turned into a Netflix movie directed by Ron Howard,  the competent — but too eager to satisfy the mainstream moviegoer — auteur of such popular films as Splash and Apollo 13, both starring […]

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The Reagans

“Make America Great Again,” piles of supposed proposals suggesting a formative policy agenda, right-wing Christians in the spotlight pushing hard for a thinner line between church and state, calls for government deregulation, a […]

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Meet the Unsung Heroes of Impro Theatre

Impro Theatre Unscripted series represents one of the most ambitious theatre companies presently entering the online environment with entertainment.  Since I’ve already experienced a number of fledgling offerings on Zoom, one […]

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That Kindness

V is the non-binary moniker taken by the playwright formerly known as Eve Ensler, she’s most known for her female liberating script, The Vagina Monologues.  V has a new theater offering  (now streaming […]

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A Pithy Encounter, Drama or Not?

I once had a theater director tell me “Drama belongs on the stage; that’s where it’s welcomed, not in my off stage life.” Or as Aristotle is believed to have said, violence onstage purges […]