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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 Power of a Name: Tribute to the Shapeshifting Ms Tina Turner

It’s no secret that names are powerful. Across cultures, it is believed that to know the true name of a god, demon, or mystical being, is to have power over it. Tina Turner has had many names throughout her life, and it would be impossible to deem any of them her true name. Aside from Tina Turner, there was also her birth name – Anna Mae Bullock – and her nicknames: Ann, Little Ann, and of course, the “Queen of Rock & Roll.”… read more.

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Joni Mitchell’s Powerful Feminism of Intimacy

Today celebrates the 56th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s debut album Song to a Seagull. Representing only the first of nineteen total album releases, Song to a Seagull introduced Joni’s signature blend of sweeping melody and vulnerable lyricism which international audiences continue to praise today.read more.

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Meet Milly Tamarez: SWAN DAY SWEET SIXTEEN’s Feisty Emcee

Get excited, folks! Writer and comedian Milly Tamarez will be joining us as the emcee for our SWAN Day Sweet Sixteen event March 30th at the SVA theater. The event will be celebrating the legacy of Margaret Keane – ironically portrayed by Amy Adams in “Big Eyes” –  and the women behind Tim Burton’s Curtain. The live streamed event will feature appearances from screenwriter Larry Karaszewski and photographer Leah Gallo, as well as a hilarious opening comedy set from one of New York’s brightest up-and-coming standups: Milly Tamarez. read more.

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FF2 Associate Sophia Jin Wins Prestigious Nancy Nuttall Prize

Congratulations to our very own Associate (and my sister), Sophia Jin, on the recent success of her Baroque Trio in the world of Classical music! They were awarded the Nancy Nuttall Prize in Early Music, which is an immensely exciting step for the young musicians as this recognition is evidence of their dedication and talent in music.… read more.

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Give in to the Charm of Award-Winner Ayo Edebiri

Happy Black History Month! Today, FF2 is thrilled to spotlight talented, hysterical Ayo Edebiri. Working as an actress, comedian, and writer for the last decade, Ayo was finally catapulted into the spotlight with her breakthrough role on the hit series, The Bear.

Born in Boston on October 3, 1995, Ayo’s comedic talents bloomed young with her participation in her high school’s improv troupe.read more.

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