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


The Object Lesson

Originally published on Paste Magazine View this story online An admittedly anxious person who often copes with stress or uncertainty by cleaning, I was curious as to how I would feel during The Object Lesson. But this cluttered and confusing … Continue reading


Karen Ziemba on Playing Eileen in Kid Victory

Originally published in Paste Magazine View this story online “Mom doesn’t dance too much,” Karen Ziemba says, a bit wistfully, of her latest performance. The statement, and how the Tony-winning actress says it, demonstrates how Kid Victory, the Tony winner’s … Continue reading


Sunday in the Park With George: Jake Gyllenhaal brings the tortured artist to Broadway

Originally published on Mic.com View this story online No one can accuse Jake Gyllenhaal of being a slacker. The Oscar-nominated actor is known for playing intense, perhaps tortured characters: Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain and Zodiac are just a few. His latest role … Continue reading


Escaped Alone

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online In Caryl Churchill’s latest play, four aging women chat away an afternoon. How scary can it be?  The answer, it turns out, is very scary. And, somehow, it’s also quite … Continue reading


Beardo

Originally published in Paste magazine View this story online Blame it on Donald Trump, but this critic was not enthralled by spending 2 ½ hours watching yet another story about a childish, sexually entitled man crashing (uninvited) into people’s lives … Continue reading


Do “The Rules” Apply?: Dating in 2017

Originally published on Storia.me View this story online Apple got it wrong. When the company aired its controversial “Lemmings” commercial back in 1985, showing people grimly marching off a cliff to their death, whistling “Heigh-Ho,” it was 10 years too … Continue reading


The Tempest Turned Upside Down In Brooklyn

Originally published on The Culture Trip View this story online The struggles to control people and the situations surrounding them, and the dynamics between masters and those they enslave, are integral to Shakespeare’s canon—as they are to American citizens these … Continue reading