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Ms. and They: Coming to Terms with Terms of Identity
Throughout rehearsals, she constantly defaulted to “he,” followed by stuttering apologies. Aidan always said, “That’s OK.” She always felt terrible anyway.
‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’
Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been.
‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary
An exhilarating example of the public service that theater is forever capable of providing.
Miden Voyage: A #MeToo Charge in a Fictional Utopia
In Veronica Raimo’s novel "The Girl at the Door," there's a fine line between admiring a culture and alienation from it.
In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo
But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions?
Mr. Rogers Is Not the Man You Are Looking For
We have to talk about masculinity, but not how we change it. We need to talk about how to channel it.
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.
‘Sorry — Love You’: Asian Americans on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
What does it look like to represent Asian Americans in a drag competition?
Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films
Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís to review their "favourite" movies of the year.
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...
Deep In Vogue: Ryan Murphy’s Groundbreaking, Retro ‘Pose’
A powerful reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has traversed since the late 1980s.
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.
Boys in What? Sometimes It’s Just Beautiful and That’s OK
Fathers don't have to an obstacle to their sons taking ballet.
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.
What I Learned Marching for International Women’s Day in Peru
Silent language: it is what the disenfranchised share.