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Notes from a Star-Struck Fan
Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love

I fell in love with a play about “falling in love” and “stardom”; the two go together like peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been allergic to peanuts since puberty, yet I still remember their earthy, sweet-buttery taste, one that I can never have again.

The Past and Future Sunsets of Dominique Morisseau

I first met Dominique Morisseau through the Lark Play Development Center—as a fantastically skilled actress who, for me, originated the role of Camae in Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. Fast forward several years: again at the Lark, now I am on the final selection committee for Playwrights’ Week, when I read Detroit ’67, a play filled with a beautifully rhythmic language and a dark heart, its characters struggling to stay afloat in the middle of the 1967 Detroit Riots.


When iconic actress, director, and Mabou Mines co-founder Ruth Maleczech passed away last month, she left an expansive legacy of fierce artistic expression. Some fellow artists have spent a lifetime in her company, some have only witnessed her work from the outside, but for each of the contributors to this tribute, she was a touchstone—a living beacon leading onward by way of her fearless creative spirit, sharp insight (and tongue), and her many gifts of time, talent, and mentorship to fellow artists.

Surfing the Coasts: L.A.’s IAMA Theatre Company Hits N.Y.C.

Theater runs on the fuel of its own gypsy blood. As theater artists, we all have it in us, even when we settle down: the thrill of travel, the prospect of getting to tell our stories, with our people, in a new place and time.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2013

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