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“I Could Understand a Person, If That Person Was a…”

How queer is Sondheim’s Company? The answer lies not in the interpretation of Bobby’s sexuality, but instead in Bobby’s unique outlook on marriage and coupledom. As Kyle Turner writes, the famed musical “queers a lineage of storytelling and socialization that presumes such statuses are end goals of satisfaction.”

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Rehearsing a Self: David Adjmi on Lot Six, A New Memoir and An Outsider's Anthem

Award-winning playwright David Adjmi (Stunning, Marie Antoinette) has gifted the literary and theatrical communities with a bracing new memoir rich with insights into not so much his creative process, but instead a more personal one: the process of unraveling and restitching his tapestry of selfhood. Dramaturg Sarah Lunnie interviews her peer in this honest recount of what it took to craft a memoir over ten years.

“Instead of call-out culture, we’re calling them in”

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition began in 2016 but, in light of continuous police brutality and calls for racial equity, has gained steam even as theaters are closed. Here, Diep Tran profiles the vital organization, speaking with two of its leaders about birthing a movement and shepherding it into transformative times.

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The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2020

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