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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 […]

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Coastal Elites

Coastal Elites premiered on Saturday, September 12, on HBO and can be accessed On Demand through the various HBO options attached to your cable subscription. But why should you access it?  Reason […]