Author Archives: carey

Stuffed

First loves are often the subject of works of drama, but the first loves reminisced about in Stuffed differ greatly from those of a Shakespearean tragedy. Instead of a next-door neighbor or a classmate in school, these loves are food. … Continue reading


Why Don’t We Like Real “Unlikable” Women?

Originally published in Dame Magazine View this story online “I’m fluent in Bastard. It’s one of my languages,” Selina Meyer, the title character in HBO’s Veep, states unapologetically. A politician who considers the slogan, “Get the government out of my … Continue reading


Slumber

Being a part of an immersive theater production is one experience, but having an aerialist dangle less than five feet from your head (while the silks that the aerialist hangs from brush your shoulders), is another. And it’s the latter … Continue reading


The Encounter

    The meaning of time is constantly pondered, discussed and perhaps even escaped from by the protagonist of The Encounter, the new play on Broadway by Simon McBurney, but, for theatergoers at this overstimulating and exhausting production, it is … Continue reading


Bachelorette

“I’m glad I didn’t have a drink before seeing this play,” was my first thought as I left a performance of Bachelorette, Leslye Headland’s dark comedy that was revived at Walkerspace. This searing portrayal of toxic female friendships, which first … Continue reading


The Wolves

  It’s not all fun and games in The Wolves, the new play by Sarah DeLapppe receiving its world-premiere production from the Playwrights Realm. Despite taking place on a soccer field, and the entire cast of characters belonging to the … Continue reading


The Birds

A sign at the entrance of The Birds warns audience members that the production contains the use of fog and nudity. However, neither of the two aspects of the play that require warning are shocking or frightening, despite the clear … Continue reading


Spinoza’s Ethics

“I worry you think too much,” one character says to anther in Spinoza’s Ethics, the ambitious new play being presented in the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City. Written by Emily Claire Schmitt, this play fuses philosophy … Continue reading


Quietly

              It looked like it was going to be another quiet night at work for Robert at the small Belfast pub, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. The soft-spoken Polish bartender (played convincingly … Continue reading


Watch Carey Purcell on MSNBC’s “AM Joy”

I appeared on “AM Joy” to discuss my Politico article “I Survived Trump Magazine – Barely.” Watch the interview below.