Stage Left: You Gotta Get A...Black Girl?

Musical theatre black women are often minor characters who show up to enlighten the main (white) ones with a Big Gospel Number, and then sink once more into the background. In spring 2006, not one but two shows premiered containing songs specifically lampooning this trope. And these are... Read more »

Stage Left: Here He is, World!

This series is about me finding a way to make musical theatre accessible to people who haven’t trusted it before—and to do so in a way that demonstrates how thought-provoking it can be. Read more »

BitchTapes: Women of the Stage

Is your knowledge of musical theater limited to the Oscar-winning adaptation of Chicago and the latest episode of... Read more »

BiblioBitch: A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

I noticed the book immediately: a colorful, unmistakably travel-esque picture topped with a billboard that evoked both Broadway and freeway diners, staring out from a new display... Read more »

Sm{art}: Carolee Schneemann in Portland Feb. 17

Tomorrow night in Portland (Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 PM), renowned artist Carolee... Read more »

Iconography: The Peony Pavilion

Because I'm a slightly perverse creature, I'm going to start this series about feminist literary icons with a one you've probably never heard of. Written by a man. Featuring a woman who dies of longing when her dreamed-of lover doesn't materialize. Read more »

sm{art}: Time Based Art Festival

It’s festival season here in Portland, and MFNW was just the beginning. Running now thru September 19th, the... Read more »

Sm{art}: The Reality of a Performance Artist

This is what reality television should be like. Made Here is a new web documentary series about work and life as a performance artist as told by a variety of artists living in New York City. Broken up into easily digestible video segments, the series... Read more »

Sm{Art}: You Just Sister Spit All Over Me!

I recently had the awareness-expanding pleasure of attending a Sister Spit performance (Michelle Tea, OMG)! In performance-mode were outstanding poets, writers, performance artists and basically super fantastic humans including: Silas Howard, Nicole J. Georges, Annie Danger, Len Plass and more... Read more »