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Ich Bin Ein Pumpkin Deity

Sibyl Kempson’s sparky presence on stage and page first caught my attention in 2009 with Crime or Emergency, in which Kempson inhabits a myriad of characters and sings some early Bruce Springsteen songs.

Drunken History with Cusi Cram

In some ways, I’m with Joe, one of the characters in Cusi Cram’s new play Radiance. Put another way, I believe in the power of story to bring complex issues to life. Cram’s work takes me on a journey in which I laugh, am moved, and made to think afterwards.

No One is Done Nothing is Over: Jackie Sibblies Drury’s We Are Proud To Present…

Playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury didn’t set out to write a play about the German genocide on the Herero of Namibia in Southwest Africa around the turn of the 20th century.

Esther, Muriel, and Yvette: The Roots

Food experts lurk at every sidewalk table in New York City these days. But I know three women who recall a different city; one that didn’t have so many epicures, because it was hard enough to get something to eat. They also remember automats, sweet potato vendors, and when eggs were bad for you.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2012

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