Crashing off the top shelf

The other day I reached for a book on the top shelf and a stack of board games and books crashed upon me, along with a torrent of postcards that I have forgotten about, but most have little pin holes in them from where I tacked them into my walls. I can’t decide whether or […]

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“We took somebody’s bumper off.” Talking about The Immortal Jellyfish with the film’s creators

I spoke with producer and actress Holly Ellis and director and writer Dusty Bias about their new film The Immortal Jellyfish. Holly worked on our Sticky series for years, as an actress, writer, and director, and I’m a big fan of everything she does, which is why when I heard that she and longtime collaborator […]

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Mr. Gray Beard Prof

In class the man said “I am so tired of these tropes where the woman in anger washes the dishes,” and I agreed. “Can’t we see her do something else? Masturbate or throw things or shout!” And we moved on to the next student, to read the next scene. This was undergrad, Sarah Lawrence College, […]

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Being female sucks

Being female sucks. We all know this. There’s sexism, misogyny, misognoir, rape, and a whole bunch of bs. There’s all the complete ridiculousness of social expectations for women to be pretty and sexy, to be demur, to acquiesce, to be agreeable and nurturing, to be feminine. There’s the guys who look you in the face, […]

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Roman Holiday w Stuart Bousel

I had a great experience writing this commission, and the resulting play, Sanctuary at the Oak Grove, is my favorite play of mine in years (here’s a monologue from the play). In light of the momentous occasion of its completion (there’s still a little work to be done, but it’s all there), I decided to […]

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