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Our Lack of Kindness: The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Our Own

Maybe someday we will remember that hate is taught.

At 40, Spiderwoman Theater Remains Emblem of Native Spirit

"If we're going to write a Native story, we have Native people in it."

Can a Play About Rape Serve as Satire? Ask Grace.

Bobby and Jeff get Grace drunk, then sick, unconscious and allegedly raped. Not funny.

Ruhl “For Peter Pan…” Is Noh Way to Write a Play

Sarah Ruhl gets it one-third right., with lots or room to crow. Er, grow.

Bechdel Fest Amplifies Women’s Stories by All Genders

Broken Nose Theatare's festival showcases short plays that pass the Bechdel Test.

“If Only”: Ann, Samuel, and the Love That Might Have Been

Upper-class white woman invites old romantic partner, an ex-slave, for a reunion.

Mother-Daughter Bond: Modern Dancers Make Striking Figures

New dances in “a kaleidoscope of intersecting shapes and images" show women in all stages.

Why I’m Afraid of White Women…and Taylor Swift

She is “innocent” yet wants to be able to inflict harm. That is a terrifying premise.

Neglected Plays of Teresa Deevy Mints New Vaudeville

Mint Theater honors the Deevy legacy with a repertory season in a single evening.

Why Do We Love Guilty TV? Three Women Explain Everything

Why watching trashy, guilty TV provides comfort in today's world.

Bobby Goldman Lives! A Talk With Nancy Opel of “Curvy Widow”

Bobby Goldman set out to write a naughty, racy, sexy, campy romp. Now it's a musical.

Military Women in “Bullet Catchers” Highlight Inequality

A devised theater piece by and about combat women.

The Long Fight, the Big Loss and the Front Lines of...

A smaller demonstration of resistance took place in the parking lot of my high school.

In Tina Howe Premiere, Theatre 167 Confronts Climate Change

Fans of innovative theatre will surely recognize this as an event.

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

"We prepare and experience and think and respond, but know? I don't know anything."

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"

No Steamy Beach Books, Only Parenting and Parity

Lay out the towel, slather on the sunblock, catch up on last quarter's parity articles.

► Sarah Gubbins Kindles a Dramedy of Desire with “I Love...

In this podcast, Sarah Gubbins discusses her bold new Amazon series "I Love Dick."

For Parent Artists in Theater, Rachel Spencer Hewitt Is a PAAL

For parent artists, a new advocacy network to address needs and raise visibility.
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“White Princess” is Fun Schlock; “Twin Peaks” Disappoints

Reviews of the Starz series "The White Princess" and Showtime's "Twin Peaks."