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

Originally published in 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 … Continue reading


Elisabeth Moss Talks The Handmaid’s Tale and Women’s Rights in the Age of Donald Trump

Originally published on TeenVogue.com View this story online She never meant to become a symbol of the feminist movement. But throughout her career, which began at the age of eight, Elisabeth Moss has repeatedly taken on iconic and inspiring female … Continue reading


Curtains Up on Feuding Cosmetics Queens in “War Paint

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online When it comes to makeup, experts always say that less is more. Though the new musical War Paint chronicles the rivalry between the groundbreaking cosmetics titans Elizabeth Arden and Helena … Continue reading


New York Theater Resists the Age of Trump

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online Given the time it takes to complete a script, playwrights are seldom first responders to a political upheaval. Yet Donald Trump’s Presidency has still been greeted by some broadsides from … Continue reading


Joan of Arc

Originally published on Paste Magazine View this story online Before Joan of Arc: Into the Fire begins at the Public Theater, the words, “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted” are projected onto the curtain. While … Continue reading


The Emperor Jones

Originally published in Paste Magazine View this story online The steady beat of tom-toms seems go on for eternity in the breathtakingly realized production of The Emperor Jones at off-Broadway’s Irish Repertory Theatre. Directed by Ciarán O’Reilly and starring the … Continue reading


The Long Struggle of Queer Methodists Who Want to Belong

Originally published on Vice.com View this story online As queer clergy and churchgoers increase in prominence and visibility, many say the divide between the Church’s progressive and conservative factions may soon be too wide to mend. When Pastor Vicki Flippin … Continue reading


How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online Are we just animals? Or are we a different species altogether, one compromised by our animal instincts? That’s one of the questions Sarah Ruhl raises in her ambitious drawing-room comedy … Continue reading