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Elizabeth Swados

'Runaways' Still Packs a Punch Nearly Forty Years Later

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Photo: Joan Marcus By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, July 13, 2016 At the end of the performance, large handwritten letters were held up...

Muhammad Ali: They Look Like They're Happy Together"

Thomas Hauser | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Thomas Hauser

In 1996, Muhammad Ali and I co-authored a short book about bigotry and prejudice that was keyed to religious and racial divisions.

Elizabeth Swados' One Shade of Gray: My Depression (The Up and Down and Up of It) on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.13.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If you have ever had the dark cloud she describes hovering, you will surely recognize your personal binge. But that's exactly what this talented theater writer and her artistic partners --David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti-- had in mind.

First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.