Spiderwomen Theatremakers

Spiderwoman Theater as been cited by many as the longest-active feminist theater group in North America. So why the heck had I never heard of them? The group was founded in 1976, and emerged from the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s. Muriel Miguel created Spiderwoman with her sisters Gloria Miguel and Lisa Mayo, as well as a company of […]

Church and Stage: Antonia Lassar’s God Box

“Why in fields that are both devoted to awe and transport, does the norm seem to be an unspoken separation between church and stage?” – Jonathan Mandell, “Does God Exist On Stage? Theater and Religion” I don’t often think about God. Which may seem odd, considering that I until I left for college, I attended […]

New York City Cops – and a Reflection on the Self

New York based indie rock band The Strokes first released their platinum-selling album Is This It in the UK and Australia on July 30, 2001. Track nine on this pressing was the song “New York City Cops,” the chorus of which repeats, “New York City Cops, New York City Cops… They ain’t too smart.”[1] The […]

Two Thousand and On-Demand

I am one of those people who is always listening to music. It gets me up in the morning. It gets me between classes and to the next item on my agenda. Pairs of headphones are crammed in all the pockets of my coats, when they are not jammed into my ears. When I’m not […]

Internships Abound

A few years ago, a fellow stage manager who was a year above me in school remarked wryly, “When we graduate, we’ll have internships to look forward to.” I smiled, but thought to myself that that’s a choice some people make, but isn’t the only option. However, lately while perusing job postings on various websites […]

Choose: Joy

I haven’t stopped recommending this play since I saw it on Sunday. I completely loved George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum at the Huntington Theatre Company. The production was beautiful, the cast immensely, immensely talented, and the script is just so – SMART. The Huntington in particular has a reputation for producing work by African-American playwrights. Not only are […]

Shockheaded Peter: Youth and Darkness

This week I saw Company One’s production of Shockheaded Peter at the Modern Theatre, and I can safely say it is entirely like anything else I’ve seen before One of the production’s primary tools is a celebration of the dark and grotesque. The company members perform vignettes that intersect the title story line. These include a story about […]