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In Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Sunset Baby’ We Feel Rather than Know

When Socrates banished theater from the Republic, it was because of its ability to fool. Weak minds, Plato wrote, would be so convinced by what they saw they would lose all ability to distinguish between fact and fiction, between poet and pretender. Dialogue, of course, was the biggest offender – how could anyone pretend to inhabit the mind of someone else?  read more.

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The Other Black Girl Spotlights Racial Identity in the Workplace

In 1997, Dr. Beverly Tatum posed the question “Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together At Lunch?” in her book entitled after said question. In it, she explores how Black children develop their identity amongst the racist stigmas attached to Blackness. She claims that in order for Black children to formulate a positive racial identity, they are best guided by the support of peers of the same race.read more.

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Marion Turner’s ‘Wife of Bath’ is a Delight for Modern Women

In my sophomore year of high school, I fell madly in love. I first met this object of my affection on a normal Tuesday afternoon. Arriving to English early, I found single pieces of white paper, still hot from the photocopier, already waiting on each desk in the classroom. The front of each page held a solitary figure: a small drawing of a woman atop a horse, dressed in red and blue garments, a whip clasped tightly in her hand.read more.

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The Renaissance Is Not Over in Beyonce’s Latest Concert Film

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé opened exclusively in AMC theatres on December 1, 2023. The 168-minute film chronicles the evolution of the 5-month world tour from inception to completion. Viewers experience the concert from the opening act to the closing song, along with what happened behind the curtain added intermittently, serving as intermissions between sets. read more.

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Gail Papp, the Woman Behind The Public Theater’s Play Development

In her recently released memoir Public/Private: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater, author Gail Merrifield Papp spends her time chronicling her professional and personal relationship with New York theater legend, Joseph “Joe” Papp. Joe Papp is best known as the founder of both Shakespeare in the Park and The Public Theater (a theater downtown from Broadway that has been the birthplace of remarkable shows from Hair to Hamilton).read more.

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‘Export Quality’ Dives Into Filipino Culture and Identity on Stage

The women-led and women-centric play, Export Quality, recently had its run as part of the programming at HERE – a theater that produces multidisciplinary theater performances in the heart of New York City’s Soho district. The play reveals strong warnings on the dangers of the international mail-order bride industry, whilst infusing its characters and their backstories with Filipino culture.read more.

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