Posted in January 2013

Out & Proud in Denton: Last Summer at Bluefish Cove

When Lesbian/feminist playwright Jane Chambers wrote a truthful, loving play about eight women spending summer together at an East Coast beach resort, it became a surprise hit and shifted a paradigm. “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove” opened at the Actors Playhouse in New York City on December 22, 1980. It went on to win Los … Continue reading

Unhand Me Now: Second Thought Waves in 2013

The sound of one hand clapping? Hear it at Second Thought Theatre. “A Behanding in Spokane”, a bleak, black comedy by highly regarded Irish playwright Martin McDonagh marks his first work set in the United States. It feels like an audition piece for a feature film or cable television show where his rough-hewn, off-kilter characters … Continue reading

Intersections of Stage Literature: North Texas Scene 2012

January 1, 2013. In his charming, candid interview with Diane Rehm on her NPR radio show, revered, veteran actor F. Murray Abraham spoke with genuine admiration for articulate stage productions. “It’s always the literature.” I heartily concur that a play’s effectiveness starts with its text, with a caveat. To succeed on stage, a play’s “literature” … Continue reading