Taylor Beckman 8 posts
Taylor Beckman (she/her/hers) is a sister, daughter, friend, avid baker, and adorer of Regency-era British television shows. After graduating from Muhlenberg College with degrees in both Psychology and Theatre (acting and directing concentrations), she flew to Europe where she performed as a theatre artist, teaching English in Belgium and France. Once she returned to the States, Taylor pursued a career in acting until the pandemic happened and she changed the trajectory of her life. Taylor is now a student at NYU getting her Masters in Drama Therapy where she hopes to combine her love for theater with the inherent therapeutic qualities that stories possess. When she isn't writing theatrical reviews or profile pieces for FF2, Taylor can be found drinking mint tea and reading a Charlotte Brontë novel. Thank you to Jan and the FF2 Media team for the opportunity to critically engage with people and the art form of performance.

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Je’Vida and Shorts Break the Ice of Sámi Discrimination

This weekend, February 8th through 11th, marked the 6th Annual Sámi Film Festival, the fourth of which has been hosted by Scandinavia House in New York. Presented in partnership with the National Nordic Museum in Seattle, the festival highlights the stories and experiences of the Sámi communities in Scandinavia. read more.

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Museum-Goers React to Brooklyn Museum’s Showcase of Zines

From now until March 31st, 2024, if you walk through the Morris A. and Meyer Shapiro Wing on the 4th floor of The Brooklyn Museum, you will have the chance to see the exhibit, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines. Last weekend, I had the privilege to visit the historic collection of zines and even conversed with my fellow museum-goers about their first impressions of this expansive exhibit.read more.

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Je’Vida Marks First Feature Film in the Skolt Sámi Language

An aunt and niece duo reunite at a house they inherited only to explore the aging woman’s past of assimilation in a post-war Finland. Such is the synopsis of Katja Gauriloff’s 2023 film, Je’Vida. Chosen as an Official Selection at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, this black and white picture marks the first feature film in the Skolt Sámi language.read more.

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With ‘Becky Nurse of Salem,’ Sarah Ruhl Hits a Dry Spell

Dressed in Puritan garb, an ensemble cast shouts “Lock Her Up!” while encircling a woman with her hands tied behind her back.

This anachronistic scene – deliberately echoing televised news reports which first appeared in 2016 – marks the end of Act 1 of Sarah Ruhl’s new play Becky Nurse of Salem, currently onstage at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E.… read more.

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Allison Green Helps Macy’s Create Holiday Magic in NYC Windows

11/17 UPDATE: Follow link to watch Macy’s 2022 windows unveiled live on NYC’s Fox5 🙂

“I use my grandmother’s sewing shears, and they’re right here with me,” exclaims an enthusiastic Allison Green as she wields what appears to be a pair of oversized scissors.

As shocking as this may seem, having intergenerational sewing materials is not an anomaly for Alli.… read more.

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Bree Klauser’s Quarantale: Breaking thru Performance Barriers

“I always tried to hide my disability when it came to my role as an actor in the performing arts, but when I finally started to embrace that part of myself, that is how I stood out.”

Recently, on a balmy Brooklyn night, I sat on the porch of multi-hyphenate Bree Klauser, learning how claiming her identities in a newfound way has shaped her in her career.… read more.

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