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Jeanine Tesori Finds the Right Notes for Emotionally Complex Lives

If you’re a Broadway fan, there’s nothing quite so daunting as an original Broadway musical. Realistically, it could turn out to be a disappointment. On the other hand, it could be the next big thing. When it comes to Kimberly Akimbo, theatre goers can rejoice. This is due in part to the work of Jeanine Tesori, an icon of the musical theatre industry.read more.

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How To Play Yourself: On Jen Silverman’s Debut Novel

In a red-lit room with tile walls, a woman in a tank top and a face mask operates a video camera.

The first time I read We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman – all in one day after a gloomy, rainy week of reading Russian literature for no real reason – I cried so hard I gave myself a migraine. “I’m sorry,” said a friend when I told them this. “No,” I had to correct them, “that’s a good thing.”

The book wasn’t what I expected after many months of admiring it on my nightstand.… read more.

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Danielle’s Quarantale: How SheNYC Arts Hacked Digital Theater

We unlocked a gold mine during COVID by increasing accessibility to theater. Will others follow?

FF2 Guest Post by Danielle DeMatteo

Theater used to be a truly community event. The origins of theater reach as far back as society itself: community members gathering in a common space to watch religious ceremonies and morality plays.… read more.

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The Filmed ‘Emilia’ Shares A Fiery Feminist Play from the West End

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the filmed version of the British play Emilia is available to watch online. While it’s clear it was filmed for archival purposes and not for public viewing, it’s worth watching.  Women in any era can relate to this energetic and fiery depiction of the life of one of England’s forgotten female writers.read more.

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