A Mid(Autumn) Night’s Dream

Reimagining A Midsummer Night's Dream as dizzyingly romantic queer love story is an act of resistance.

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There They Are…Baked In That Pie

I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]

Retracing Our Theatrical Roots

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving, a time for gratitude, for feasting, for family. But is also a time to relearn the myths we've been taught about the landing on Plymouth Rock. (They ain't even eat turkey back then, y'all). It is in acknowledging every part of our past that helps us repair the damage erasure has wrought [...]

It Can’t Happen Here…Can It?

Last weekend I saw a play at Berkeley Rep called "It Can't Happen Here," based on Sinclair Lewis' 1935 satirical novel of the same name. The plot unfolds like so: fictional presidential candidate Buzz Windrip runs against FDR in the 1936 election. Windrip is a businessman with no political experience who runs a campaign based [...]