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First Nighter: Chalk Farm at 59E59, Carrie Robbins One-Acts at HERE, Anthem at Lynn Redgrave

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Turns out that AJ Taudevin, who wrote Chalk Farm with Kieran Hurley, and Julia Taudevin, who appears in the 55-minute play with Thomas Dennis, are the same person. That's another way of saying that the charged feeling expressed by the mother in the one-act is shared by both author and actor and therefore movingly synergistic.

Historical Fiction, Then and Now

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I love historical fiction. A writer takes what is known about a place in time or a character from the past, and then transports the reader further and deeper into what are the blood and guts of the past.

Waiting for the Opera, I Read the Book: 'Cry, the Beloved Country'

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 10.16.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Cry, the Beloved Country is a tremendous book, a carefully structured and recklessly open (heart and soul) depiction of race relations in South Africa in the 1940s.

'The Motherfucker With The Hat' Gets Whitewashed

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.30.2011 | Home

The writer of the Tony-award winning play "The Motherfucker With the Hat," is criticizing a Connecticut production for casting two white actors as the...

Books to Get Me in the Christmas Mood (While the Cookies Burn)

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Christmas is coming and all of our family Christmas books have been brought down from the attic.