Dramatic New Book Titles

I’ve always been an all or nothing kind of gal, never really been one for moderation, so it’s no surprise the book covers below caught my eye at Border’s this morning. Do these titles give us insight into the 21st century human condition or just insight into 21st century (book) marketing? Or some combination of … Continue reading

Is “trannie” a “four-letter word”?

Don’t worry, I can count–yes, trannie is literally a seven-letter word.  But is it also, more figuratively, a “four-letter” word, a word with the profanity-level of the “F-word” or the history and toxicity of the “N-word”? Since Christian Siriano’s repeated use  of the word “trannie” on Project Runway and SNL’s subsequent parodies of him and … Continue reading

Meet the Ft. Lauderdale Cast of “MilkMilkLemonade”

Damian Robinson as EMORY Craig Butler as ELLIOT Allie Rivenbark as LINDA Scott Douglas Wilson as NANNA Christina Groom as LADY IN A LEOTARD

“Feminist Performance and Utopia: A Manifesto”; Or, Here, Here, Jill Dolan

This morning I read with a fervor that took me back to my college days the last chapter of Staging International Feminisms–a collection of essays edited by Elaine Aston and Sue-Ellen Case and published by Palgrave/MacMillan in 2007.  This chapter, entitled “Feminist Performance and Utopia: A Manifesto,” was written by Jill Dolan, a professor at … Continue reading

Immigrant Heritage Week Playwrights’ Salon, 4/20 at the Lark

The week of April 15-21 is Immigrant Heritage Week, and in recognition of this, the Lark Play Development Center is holding several events.  One such event is the Playwrights’ Salon that will take place on Tuesday, April 20th at 7pm.  John Clinton Eisner and David Henry Hwang will be hosting. There will be staged readings of … Continue reading

Tonight and Sat., “Pericles-Prince of Tires,” HERE Arts Center in NYC (Review)

Tampa’s Jobsite Theater Company is currently performing its critically acclaimed production of Pericles at New York’s HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue, between Spring and Broome).  The show will run for a limited engagement thru this Saturday, April 17.  Check out this site for more details. This riotous, highly entertaining  rock musical adaptation, which premiered last August … Continue reading

Can you spell d-i-s-a-s-t-e-r?

I’m no saint when it comes to creating pristine prose–avoiding misspellings, typos, and grammatical inaccuracies, but I do try.  I feel like such an OLD young fart for writing about this topic, but in the past few weeks, I’ve encountered so many writing errors (many in professional correspondence) that I just can’t resist. The final … Continue reading

Blanche DuBois’ Sober View on Death

I have written several times here on Drama, Daily about my sister’s cancer battle, in-home hospice experience, and eventual death in October 2008 and about how deeply it all has affected me–not from just the obvious standpoint of mourning her death, but also from the standpoint of growing up, accepting life on life’s terms, confronting … Continue reading

What to Make of (Meta)Criticism Today

Who can or should write theatre criticism, and what are they allowed or supposed to say?  I already feel the tension in my own diction, and this post has just begun. Criticism lately has started to feel like a tightrope act.  At least the fall is shorter from the blogosphere. As someone who writes “theatre … Continue reading

Dramatic Easter Egg Hunt

A photo recap of this morning’s Dramatic Easter Egg Hunt: Squirrel nabs egg and flees. Squirrel extracts loot and discards shell.

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