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


Sunset Boulevard

Originally published on Paste Magazine View this story online It’s an ironic experience, to say the least, to watch a merciless exploration of fame and its dismissive treatment of women performed by arguably one of the most famous actresses in … Continue reading


Gideon Glick on Playing Jordan in Significant Other

Originally published on Paste Magazine View this story online Gideon Glick has grown up onstage-as a former teenager and now millennial would say-literally. The actor made his Broadway debut at the age of 18 in the original company of Spring … Continue reading


Theater: In Linda, She Has It All, But How Can She Keep It?

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online  The play opens with 55-year-old Linda declaring to an unseen group of other middle-aged women, “We know you’re out there! We see you! You exist!” This proclamation is a fitting opening … Continue reading


A History of Sweeney Todd: Why Stephen Sondheim’s Pies Never Get Stale

Originally published on Mic.com View this story online Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim’s musical about revenge, lust, murder and cannibalism, has found yet another home in New York City — downtown, at the Barrow Street Theater in an immersive production staged in a … Continue reading


Doctors and Legal Experts Fear the Worst for Trans Healthcare Under Trump

Originally published on Vice.com View this story online Should we lose hard-won anti-discrimination protections and healthcare access, an already marginalized community may suffer tragic consequences. The morning after the election, Marci Bowers’s phone was ringing off the hook. The gynecologic … Continue reading