This Bitter Gertrude article talks about two mythologies: 1) The importance of New York and 2) Importance equals money. Read the article here.
This HowlRound article by Greg Redlawsk brings up the issue of lack of compensation for actors who work at theatre companies where everyone else is paid a living wage, and he questions whether the concept of “paying your dues” is a lie. Read the article here.
This HowlRound article by Carmen Morgan talks about how black theaters across the country are asking how will they sustain themselves and remain relevant in a world where the paradigm is shifting so that in 2042, people of color will be the majority in the country. Also, Catalyst is Coming!: A National Convening of Black Theatres, which will bring together represenatives from black theaters from across the country to talk about these pressing issues, will be held in NYC from August 4-7. The event will be livestreamed via HowlRound on August 7.
In this blog post, playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton interviews many women who work in theaters across America (including Director of New Work at c1 Ilana Brownstein and c1 artist Aditi Brennan Kapil) on where they see “opportunities for growth/unexplored challenges/gaps to be filled in your arts discipline.” Read the responses here.
In this interview, playwright Catherine Weingarten talks about the preconceived notions that female playwrights face and how we can help increase female playwright visibility through gender-based companies and partnerships with early career playwrights. Read the interview here.
This Esquire article talks about recent changes in representation in the comic book genre and how we need to continue with this trend due to an ever-changing population. Read the article here.
This article from The Atlantic talks about the growing number of women who read comic books and the attempt to break the “boys only” vibe of the comic book world. Read the article here.