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Love and the Inverts

Staging Memory in Fun Home By Benjamin Fainstein, Literary Manager Portland Center Stage at The Armory American musicals based on graphic novels and comic books are a rare breed. Even rarer, though, are musicals adapted from a cartoon-paneled memoir created by a butch lesbian chronicling her coming-of-age, coming out, and …

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Preparing for Every Brilliant Thing

Before rehearsals began for Every Brilliant Thing, Director Rose Riordan and performer Isaac Lamb were asked about their preparation, process and still-forming thoughts on Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s script. Isaac Lamb What was your initial response to the story and structure of Every Brilliant Thing? I remember reading the first few …

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➤ SPOILER ALERT: An Octoroon Post-performance reading!

It All Depends on the Difference between “The” and “An”: Branden Jacobs Jenkins’ An Octoroon; now playing at Artists Repertory Theater, September 5 – October 1. By Pancho Savery In 1859, Irish American playwright Dion Boucicault’s play The Octoroon, or Life in Louisiana first appeared on the stage, one of …

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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins: FEEL THAT THOUGHT

By Eliza Bent Back in 2014, Eliza Bent, a performer and arts journalist, interviewed playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for American Theatre magazine. Here are a few highlights from that interview. Let’s talk about An Octoroon. I feel like Neighbors, An Octoroon and Appropriate are all linked in some deep, fundamental way. I …

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