Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
When Ruth Abram speaks Friday at the Mercantile Library about how she founded New York’s successful Lower East Side Tenement Museum, many in attendance will be wondering if they can do here what she did there.
gallery and “open-ended art experiment” known simply as Pique, where
guests can view and even temporarily lodge with artwork, opened this
past fall out of a two-unit storefront space in Covington, Ky.
Encountering a show title that uses the
word “kinky,” you might think that the so-named play could push the
boundaries of taste. That’s certainly not the case with Kinky Boots,
despite the images the title suggests.
A show called Kinky Boots
might seem an unlikely source for life advice, but the 2013 Tony Award
winner about a beleaguered shoe factory that retools and changes lives
in the process has proven to be just that.
Last month I had an opportunity to attend
an evening get-together with a group of volunteers with the League of
Cincinnati Theatres who are writing regularly about local productions,
providing previews of shows as well as critiques.
The multicultural boutique doubles as a
community program space where, on any given day, there may be a yoga
fitness or belly dancing session, a couple’s date night, a real estate
investment workshop or a children’s reading circle.
If you were captivated by Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s hit (and revived) production of next to normal in
2011-2012, then you should consider catching the newest show from the
Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Tom Kitt and writer Brian
Currently on display at the Taft Museum of Art is Heroism in Paint: A Master Series by Jacob Lawrence, featuring the world-renowned painter’s first venture in creating a series of historical paintings.