Author Archives: carey

It Girl: Introducing Sophia Lillis, Heart and Soul of the Losers’ Club

Originally published on Vanity Fair Hollywood View this story online Facing puberty is bad enough—but try doing that while also juggling an absent mother, a disturbing father, and an amorphous, shape-shifting evil spirit that’s terrorizing your town. None of this … Continue reading

Seeing Yourself Onstage: The Heidi Chronicles

                    Originally published on View this story online I often go to the theater to escape my life. Not that my life is horrible, but who doesn’t need a break … Continue reading

Why the Play Wit Made Me Cry So Hard

Originally published on View this post online I didn’t cry a lot when I was sick. I was too busy, stressed, and scared to allow myself to break down in tears. It was almost five years later, when I … Continue reading

It’s OK to Not Be Facebook Friends With Your S.O.

Originally published on View this story online Miranda and her boyfriend, Daniel,* have been together for almost two years. They’ve traveled around the country, spent holidays together, and seen each other through family and health crises. They’re even moving … Continue reading

The GOP’s Health-Care Bill Is Absurdly Cruel to Sexual Assault Victims

Originally published in DAME magazine View this story online It never occurred to Jessica* to not report her rape. After being attacked at a bar when she was 24, she immediately told her friends, and the cops were called. She … Continue reading

Has Broadway Discovered … Feminism?

Originally published in Dame Magazine View this story online The Tony Awards are hardly known as a feminist event, but on Sunday, June 11, if we are lucky, we may be witnessing a first. In the theater world, especially on … Continue reading

The Daughter of a Muslim Feminist Icon on the Many Faces of “Self-Defense”

Originally published in Fusion Read this story online In Front Lines, Fusion speaks to activists leading the charge in all kinds of ways. Nasreen Alkhateeb’s teenage rebellion wasn’t too different from other adolescent girls’ in the suburbs of Washington D.C. … Continue reading

With “She,” Jinah Parker Triumphs Over A Culture That Abuses Women

Originally published on The Village Voice View this story online Just over a year ago, when Jinah Parker began working on She, a dance- and spoken word–centered exploration of violence against women, she had no idea it would take her … Continue reading

For the men writing and directing female roles on Broadway, an exercise in empathy

Originally published on Broadway News View this story online A pivotal moment pauses a boisterous cocktail hour in the second act of “Oslo,” the new Tony-nominated play chronicling behind-the-scenes moments in international diplomacy. The unusual scene occurs when a group … Continue reading

Ten Years Later, a One-Woman Show is Still One Man’s Work

Originally published in the New York Times View this story online Alerts sound about 10 times an hour on Kris Andersson’s phone, but the multitasking performer may be keeping the paper industry in business, as well. Along with writing and … Continue reading