Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

Marsha Mason Mines Comedic, Dramatic Treasures in the Irish Rep’s Lovely ‘Little Gem’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | It’s fitting that our first encounter with the three generations of North Dublin women in Elaine Murphy’s heartfelt, heart-wrenching, often hilarious 2008 debut play, Little Gem, happens while they’re hunkered down in the waiting room of a doctor’s office—an environment that invites introspection and anticipates diagnosis, followed by, one hopes, a […]

Burlesqued Biography ‘Galas’ a Fitting Tribute to Ludlam, Done with Love and ‘Pride’

Burlesqued Biography ‘Galas’ a Fitting Tribute to Ludlam, Done with Love and ‘Pride’

BY TRAV S.D. | Are you feeling what I’m feeling? Excitement about Pride Month seems particularly marked this year, most likely because it is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that helped spark the modern Gay Rights Movement in America, but undoubtedly also because the community’s hard-won rights are once again under threat from […]

Trav S.D. Takes You to the World’s Fairs!

Trav S.D. Takes You to the World’s Fairs!

BY TRAV S.D. | April 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of the groundbreaking 1939 New York World’s Fair. To mark the occasion I’ve booked two talks at two related locations, one in Brooklyn, one in Queens. Sunday, April 28, 3pm: Backstage at the ’39 World’s Fair | The 1939 New York World’s Fair was famously held […]