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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Blurred Lines’ from Girl Be Heard at HERE

Girl Be Heard, Blurred Lines, HERE, rape culture

Rape culture strikes every two minutes, when someone is sexually assaulted; then disappears in the twinkling of an eye as if nothing important has happened. The brilliance of 'Blurred Lines' is that it nets this slippery monster and pins it down with irony, satire and ridicule, all the while examining how it parades itself publicly, cloaked in the righteousness of normalcy. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Man of Good Hope’

Isango Company Members in 'A Man of Good Hope' - photo by Keith Pattison

In one of the show's most emblematic moments, Asad's friends recoil when he sticks to his principles and accepts a cup of tea from a woman of what they see as an inferior clan. This operatic true tale from South Africa of a Somali refugee's harrowing journey of survival resonates ringingly in today's Europe and America. Read More »