Annie Arthur Talks Shakespeare Shakedown’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Audience interaction during shows may bother some people. Fed up with inconsiderate people at the theater, I even penned an article on how to be a bad audience member a few months ago. But Annie Arthur, the director and producer … Continue reading

Venus Theater Festival – An Interview with Franco Moschetti

Many have spoken of the magic of theater, but Franco Moschetti sees a more specific kind of magic – a maternal magic. Moschetti, who has written both plays and screenplays, is the Art Director of the Cabrini Repertory Theater and … Continue reading

“If You Like Feeling Good, You Will Like PUSSYFEST” – An Interview with Playwright and Director Mariah MacCarthy

“It’s complacence that is the enemy, not violence,” says Mariah MacCarthy about activism in today’s culture, and she is out to fight this enemy. MacCarthy is a playwright and founder/director of CAPS LOCK THEATRE, a company dedicated to producing “funny, … Continue reading

Athena Film Festival – Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein Talk Film and Feminism

I’m on the phone with two influential women in the entertainment industry. The founders of the Athena Film Festival, a celebration of women and leadership that is now in its third year, Kathryn Kolbert and Melissa Silverstein are about to … Continue reading

Mining the Depths of the Human Condition: An Interview with Melisa Annis about “Pit”

“Hiraeth,” a Welsh word that has no translation, provided great inspiration for playwright Melisa Annis. The word represents the feeling of being homesick and longing for one’s homeland, and Annis, who described the feeling of “Hiraeth” as inspiring, said, “The … Continue reading

Free Tickets Giveaway! Enter to Win Tickets to Miranda Huba’s “Candy Tastes Nice”

Cole Porter wrote “Love for Sale,” but that’s not what Miranda Huba will be auctioning off in Candy Tastes Nice, her one-woman show about a young woman selling her virginity to help pay for her student loans. Written by Huba, … Continue reading

“Tomorrow” after “Annie” and Studio 54 – An Interview with Broadway Star Andrea McArdle

Rainy days and Mondays don’t get Andrea McArdle down. The Tony-nominated actress, who has been working steadily onstage since making her Broadway debut in 1977, is returning 54 Below, the new performance space located underneath Studio 54, to give a … Continue reading

Revolutionary Women – An Interview with “Your Colonel” Actresses Jessica Renee Russell and Heather Cunningham

Passion and politics are often intertwined, and Your Colonel, a new play by Montgomery Sutton, explores that fusion during the American Revolution. Premiering as a part of the Metropolitan Founders Festival, Your Colonel chronicles the relationship between young Aaron Burr … Continue reading

“If It’s With Your Mouth, Does it Count?” – Sex, Art and Women – An Interview with the Founders of A Red-Lipped Rebellion

To say Samantha Shane received an unconventional bat mitzvah gift would be an understatement. When the aspiring actress reached adolescence, her father gifted her a copy of The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, saying, “You’re ready. You’re a woman. Here you … Continue reading

“Untying Love” – An Interview with Peggy Willens, Emma Berry and Nancy Hess

For Peggy Willens, being a pack rat has paid off. Years after working as a hospice volunteer, she still hadn’t thrown away the notebook filled with notes from her training. When taking a class on playwriting, she was inspired when … Continue reading