Monday, September 9, 2019

I Won’t Calm Down: Taylor Swift, Kellyanne Conway and the VMAs by Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin

Don't tell me that I "need to calm down," Taylor. Oh, and please, Kellyanne, don't sing. The post I Won’t Calm Down: Taylor Swift, Kellyanne Conway and the VMAs appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Friday, September 6, 2019

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life by David Finkle

Actors Zawe Ashton and Charlie Fox add immeasurably to the playwright's most biographical work. The post On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life appeared first on Clyde Fitc…

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Is the Tragedy of Sept. 11 Intelligible to Us Yet? by Jennifer Wallace

Looking to ancient drama to comprehend the incomprehensible. The post Is the Tragedy of Sept. 11 Intelligible to Us Yet? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Boal Book in Myself by Alistair Campbell

Looking back on more than three decades creating community and drama around the world using the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed. The post Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Bo…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score? by David Finkle

The zeitgeist doesn’t bode well for top-flight musical theater scores. Unless... The post Musical Malaise: The Twilight of the Original Score? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay Artists!’) by Alan Harrison

If you won't pay artists -- or respect HR laws on exempt and non-exempt employees -- maybe you don't deserve our donations. The post ‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates by Leonard Jacobs

Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative? The post Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates appeared first on Clyd…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Handler With Care by CFR Staff

An entrepreneurial composer returns to full-time composing. The post Handler With Care appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home by David Finkle

There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness. The post ‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy by David Finkle

Despite predictable drawbacks, Chris Urch's theatrical indictment is an important work of art. The post ‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy appeared first on Clyde …

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Am I Still a Dancer If I Don’t Dance For a Living? by Stacie Williams

Let's reject the antiquated idea that you're either entirely in or out of the arts. The post Am I Still a Dancer If I Don’t Dance For a Living? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Friday, July 5, 2019

For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype? by Megan Burney

It's the wild, wild west (of Westeros). The post For Indie Artists, Does the Daisie App Match the Hype? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand by Mark Dundas Wood

Diversity, inclusion and curious sins of omission in a new book on the "greatest star." The post Pip with Pizzazz: Ethan Mordden Assesses Barbra Streisand appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repor…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm. The post Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears appeared first on Clyde…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’ by David Finkle

An autobiographical musical about an autobiographical musical about -- well, you know. The post How a Michael R. Jackson Musical Throws Us for a ‘Loop’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repo…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest by Leonard Jacobs

Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again. The post ‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered by David Finkle

The playwright thinks he’s offering us shocks. They register more like mild nudges. The post ‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered appeared first on Clyde Fitch Repo…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid by Shawn Lent

With the 2019 Met Gala’s “Camp” theme, the name Susan Sontag (1933-2004) is coming up more regularly now in pop culture. For example, I recently attended a luncheon and received a free…

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light by David Finkle

Playwright Terrence McNally can be greatly thanked -- especially in the light of the moon. The post ‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light appeared first on Clyde Fitch …

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Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’? by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

An intertribal, Indigenous sketch-comedy troupe exposes a deep cultural scar. The post Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’? appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Boycott For Choice: Can Artists Be Profiles in Courage? by Alan Harrison

If you are an artist and pro-choice, you have to confront a terrible and difficult question. The post Boycott For Choice: Can Artists Be Profiles in Courage? appeared first on Clyde Fitch R…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

All the Good News I Could Find by Katie Kelaidis

Nine not-a-little-bit-bougie pieces of good news and nice things for the decadent extremist in us all. The post All the Good News I Could Find appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Native Voices: Finding Refuge on a Hill in Los Angeles by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

They don’t just nurture plays. They nurture the Native artists who flock to the refuge on the hill. The post Native Voices: Finding Refuge on a Hill in Los Angeles appeared first on Clyde …

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion by Robin Rothstein

Playwright Cori Thomas learned to see the San Quentin incarcerated as individuals, not as past crimes. The post ‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion appeared first on…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister by Leonard Jacobs

How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists. The post Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality by Anthony Meyers

Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans. The post ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Taking Up Space: A Tale of Two Mitskis by Kaela Garvin

I, too, want to be treated like a cowboy. I want to be treated like a white man with a weapon. The post Taking Up Space: A Tale of Two Mitskis appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing by David Finkle

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgrow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play. The post For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real Thing appeared first on Clyde…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’ by Leonard Jacobs

Or, satire is not "what closes on Saturday night." The post When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’ by Leonard Jacobs

You have a tough scene late in the play. You probably know it -- what you do at the end of it. The post Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’ appeared first on Clyde Fit…

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Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’ by Founder

An Off-Broadway musical fronts a hologram of Oscar Hammerstein II -- and faces headwinds. The post Doreen Taylor Gets Her ‘Oscar’ appeared first on Clyde Fitch Report.

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