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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Director Courtney Laine Self on Presenting Mae West’s 1927 Broadway Hit ‘SEX’

mae west

Mae West wrote 'SEX' in the mid-1920s, just after the peak of first-wave feminism hit with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. First-wave feminism was about suffrage and other basic political inequalities. 'SEX' more directly challenges gender roles and expectations and illustrates the hypocrisy and tragic consequences of societal gender inequities. So, West was more in line with second-wave feminism – which didn’t happen until the 1960s! Read More »

Interview: Saycon Sengbloh, Tony Award Nominee for ‘Eclipsed’ on Broadway

Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

The cast, director and writer of of Eclipsed on Broadway (see my review) appeared at Sardi’s Restaurant a few weeks ago as star Lupita Nyong’o star was celebrated with a caricature of herself, now gracing the walls of the iconic eatery. The sketch signifies informally that an actor has been embraced by the Broadway community. Present at the Sardi’s reception ... Read More »