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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.
On this day in 2018, Widows was released in theaters. A gripping crime thriller about a group of widows avenging the murders of their husbands, Widows is the work of the thriller mastermind herself, Gillian Flynn.
Gillian Flynn is a contemporary American author and screenwriter renowned for her gripping psychological thrillers, always with compelling and complex female leads.… read more.
Ada Limón was once the self-proclaimed “kid that stared out the window and looked at trees when [she] should have been paying attention to the teacher.” Now, she’s a 2023 MacArthur Fellow. She credits this transition to the very same tenets of her personality that informed her early preoccupation with nature.… read more.
On this day in 2018, The Hate U Give was released in theaters. An emotional portrait of the impacts of police brutality on one young woman, The Hate U Give was based on the impactful young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. It was Angie’s commitment to telling stories such as this one, and representing experiences like her own, that made this world-shifting film happen. … read more.