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Hatred of the “Other”

In the past few months, I and my fellow cast members have been exercising not only our acting but our moral chops, as we work on a 60-minute version of The Merchant of Venice, adapted and directed by Dikran Tulaine. 735 more words


Protecting Racism in Theatre

Yes, I am still talking about this, despite some truly delightful comments and emails requesting that I stop draining all the fun out of life. (One woman, who said, and I quote, that she would like to punch me in the face, was relieved that I didn’t cast her local production of… 1,686 more words


Kia Corthron's Great Plains Theatre Conference Speech

Playwright Kia Corthron gave a terrific speech as the Honored Playwright at the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference. We are privileged to post it here. It is a must-read! 380 more words

Anne Hamilton

Sin, C. 2003. "Interviewing in 'Place': The Socio-Spatial Construction of Interview Data."

Sin, Chi Hoong. 2003. “Interviewing in ‘Place’: The Socio-Spatial Construction of Interview Data.” Area 35(3): 305-312.

“The intersubjective dialogic exercise through which identities and knowledge are constructed exists in a dialectic relation with the ‘place’ of the interview” (302) – translated: Identities that are offered in interviews are constructed in relation to the environment where the interview takes place. 396 more words

Countdown To Quals

West, C. and D. Zimmerman. 1987. "Doing Gender."

West, Candace and Don H. Zimmerman. 1987. “Doing Gender.” Gender and Society 1 (2): 125-151.

“Gender as a routine accomplishment embedded in everyday interaction” (125). Pre-mid 70s, sociological discernment between sex and gender – biological versus psychological, cultural, social. 892 more words

Countdown To Quals

some writing in rehearsal by guy cools

This is some descriptive and perhaps imaginative/associative writing by dramaturge Guy Cools:



Mindshift - From Page to Stage at the Irish Writers Centre

I’m delighted to be taking part in a professional development day for aspiring playwrights at the Irish Writers Centre this Saturday 4th October.

There’s a great line up and I’ll be kicking off the day with some… 189 more words