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Sunday, March 31, 2024

“Teeth” Bites Back Against Purity Culture: On Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacob’s Musical by Morgan Skolnik

Last year I went to the dentist for a toothache and was told that somehow, to my extreme disbelief, my tooth had grown another tooth in it. Well, my dens in dente is nothing compared to Dawn…

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Disability Representation and the Rise and Fall of How to Dance in Ohio by Morgan Skolnik

On Monday How to Dance in Ohio, one of the most hyped shows of the 2023 Broadway fall season, announced it would close on February 11th, just one show short of 100 performances. Based on Ale…

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Monday, January 22, 2024

NYC Artists in Stand Solidarity with The Freedom Theater by Morgan Skolnik

On January 13th, hundreds of artists and cultural workers marched through New York City’s theater district in solidarity with The Freedom Theatre of Jenin, Palestine which was raided one m…

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Friday, September 1, 2023

Once Upon a Warning for Next Time by Morgan Skolnik

“We’re not here to make fairytales, we’re here to follow them,” quips the narrator (Adam Godley) early on in Once Upon a One More Time, the Britney Spears jukebox musical playing at …

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Beauty and Wisdom for Who: Disability in Simon McBurney’s “Die Zauberflöte” by Morgan Skolnik

The first notes of Simon McBurney’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) which opened on May 19th at The Metropolitan Opera begin before the house lights have gone d…

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Sitting Down with Emerging Artist Thalia Ranjbar by Morgan Skolnik

The work of Thalia Ranjbar may be challenging– pushing beyond norms and expectations, but at its core it is kind. Her gentle, but relentless commitment to community can be felt both in the…

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Godless Clergy Members in “The Unbelieving” by Morgan Skolnik

The Unbelieving is documentary theater (all the lines are taken from real interviews), but this contemplative piece about clergy members who have stopped believing in God moves less like a s…

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Growing Up and Getting Through in Jill Sobule’s “F*ck7thGrade” by Morgan Skolnik

F*ck7thGrade is messy, it’s awkward, it’s unrelentingly earnest, and it’s utterly delightful. Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule’s queer coming-of-age concert musical didn’t win me over…

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Melissa Etheridge’s Queer Joy: “My Window—A Journey Through Life” by Morgan Skolnik

I was struggling to find my seat at New World Stages when two people a bit older than me wearing signed, Melissa Etheridge t-shirts, called me over to their row and asked if I needed help. T…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Moving from Disability Visibility to Disability Artistry by Morgan Skolnik

By Morgan Skolnik. Morgan Skolnik argues for theatre that goes beyond physical accessibility and disability representation to actively center disabled artists and the creative potential the …

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Dangerous Desires in “Marie It’s Time” by Morgan Skolnik

Why is this boy-kills-girl play different from all other boy-kills-girl plays? For starters, it might not be, but for me, Marie It’s Time, Julia Jarcho’s delightfully perverse riff on th…

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Mental Illness, Misogyny, and the Myth of the Male Genius in “The Butcher Boy” by Morgan Skolnik

This review contains spoilers. TW: suicide, homicide, mental illness The Butcher Boy, which opened last week at the Irish Repertory Theater is deeply upsetting, but less so due to the gore i…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards