10 ways to go to the theater without leaving your house

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are wondering how they won't go stir crazy with the 14-day self-quarantine and small gatherings recommendations. As someone who goes to the theater at least twice a week, I know that the absence of that communal experience is going to be tough. In an effort to improve the silences and be a…

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Black History Month #28DaysofBlackPlays
"School Girls; or the African Mean Girls Play" by Jocelyn Bioh at True Colors Theatre, March 2020. Photo by Tyrrell Harrell.

Black History Month #28DaysofBlackPlays

During the month of February, I am posting a different post about a black playwright on Facebook everyday. I am compiling the posts here so that the links and resources are easily accessible after the month is over. Happy reading! February 3 Okay, so I'm starting my first day of posting a different play by a black playwright for the…

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A report from the American Theatre Critics Association 2019 convening in NYC

Last weekend, the American Theatre Critics Association hosted its fall convening at MCC Theatre in midtown Manhattan. The days were packed with panel discussions and vigorous discussions about the state of theater criticism and the urgent need to diversify the field. The group is still very much divided on these issues as many veteran theater critics in the field see…

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My first National Black Theatre Festival

I just got back in town from the National Black Theatre Festival where I saw five shows in three days. (There were more than 40 to choose from.) Thousands of people flocked to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the 30th annual event, which features theater made about black people, with black people, for black people. I was there with the American…

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My favorite theater quotes about freedom

Nowadays celebrating freedom can seem trite since so many people are taking other people's away. On this 4th of July in America, there are children in cages at the southern border, a war with Iran is brewing, our veterans are homeless, and families dread Thanksgiving because of who they voted for. Still, our default setting as humans is freedom and…

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My review of the new musical “Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story” at the Alliance Theatre

Review: “Born for This” is all heart and no grit Detroit holds an important place in American musical history, not only because of Motown, but also because of the long list of gospel music singers who emerged from the motor city. Singing families such as the Staple Singers, Clark Sisters, Hawkins Family and the Winans shaped the sound of gospel…

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