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In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo
But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions?
Post-Pride Reflections Through POC, LGBTQ Arts Lenses
June is not the only month in which we should have these conversations.
She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It
One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage.
Classical Music #MeToo Firings Send Signal: Time’s Up
Where do we go from here? The shakedowns are not in themselves the victory.
Tales From the Arts World: Women Who Bully Women
A woman joins a group of writers of a TV show. The woman who recruited her then tries to destroy her.
Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So
Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)
Video Games Need to Stop Hypersexualizing Female Characters
They've made notable strides in their representation of women. Why can't some franchises keep up?
Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’
In Stephen Brown-Fried’s elegant new two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy for Off-Broadway's National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), we don’t have to...
On a Clear Day, You Can See Stephen Bogardus Forever
The original #MeToo musical offers memorable acting by enduring stage talents.
A White American in the Arts Looks at Diversity Worldwide
Learning from cultural equity work in Finland and Australia. Plus, a DEI resource list.
The 2018 National Summit and Expo on Diversity in the Arts
A conference to tackle the difficult questions. Here's what you can expect.
My Lunch Also Rises: NBC’s Nauseating Vision of High School Theater
"Rise" twists itself in knots to position Mr. Mazzu as a hero. In fact, he's a giant ass.
When Will Women Lead Storytelling in Hollywood?
It shouldn’t be so hard for women filmmakers to make their next project. Period.
Was Augustin Daly, 19th Century Theater Genius, a Secret Progressive?
Why director Alex Roe calls "A Marriage Contract," from 1892, an "indictment of prejudice, privilege and complacency."
“Kings” Passes Bechdel Test, Drowns in Design
In the new play by Sarah Burgess, hyper-aggro sound design nearly ruins the storytelling.
Before We Move On: An Open Letter to Aziz and Grace
"Most of the men who sexually harassed or accosted me are presumably dead or nearly dead, and good riddance."
Meet the Women Composers Database (3000+ of Them!)
What will get more works by women programmed? More works by women being programmed.
A Play About Equity for Women? (Yes! Written In 1912!)
Stanley Houghton's "Hindle Wakes" was ahead of its time. But serendipity can be jaw-dropping.
How WVF Champions Theater Women in Denver and Beyond
It's all about attitude, "Hattitude" and making women a central artistic priority.
We’re All Complicit: I Was a Reckless Young Woman, Too
Things aren’t always black and white, and that woman will figure it out.