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.  


Changing the Script for Women Directors: Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy

Originally published on HowlRound.com View this story online “This wasn’t something we had planned for,” said Diane Paulus. The director of the Tony-nominated musical Waitress, Paulus and the production became a part of theatre history when they announced that the … Continue reading


Ani DiFranco, Lizz Winstead, and Chastity Brown Want You to “Vote Dammit!”

Originally published on Glamour.com View this story online “Wow, I’ve had a lot of coffee this morning!” Ani DiFranco laughs. The singer-songwriter and activist has been talking nonstop for more than five minutes about the upcoming presidential election when she … Continue reading


Michael Cerveris on the Closing of Fun Home: ‘It Arrived on Broadway in the Moment it Was Most Needed’

                              Originally published on Out.com View this story online When Michael Cerveris, who plays the closeted Bruce Bechdel in the Broadway musical Fun Home, begins his … Continue reading


The ‘A’ Word: Plays About Not Having the Baby

        Originally published on AmericanTheatre.org View this story online When Lisa Loomer accepted the invitation to write a play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions series about the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, she … Continue reading


“Pretty Little Liars'” Not-So-Pretty Little “Love” Story

  Originally published in Dame Magazine View this story online Seven seasons in and Pretty Little Liars has finally addressed the elephant in the room. No, they have not identified the mysterious villain terrorizing the central characters, but they have … Continue reading


I Survived ‘Trump’ Magazine—Barely

Originally published on Politico.com View this story online I had been at Trump magazine for only four months when my first paycheck bounced. We’d heard rumors of the company’s financial troubles, but I had no idea how bad it really … Continue reading