A group of friends at Odyssey Theater has been working on short plays about the woman suffrage movement, to be presented in the form of podcasts beginning March 1st. Being a lover of paradox, I wrote about the anti-suffrage Ida Tarbell, famous muckraking journalist, who in my piece visits her aging pro-suffrage mother prior to […]
Guns are a symbol of self against society, at once Romantic, Byronic, heroic, and a means to an end which has nothing to do with our selves.
At this summer’s 13th annual 10×10 Festival of New Short Plays at the Carrboro Arts Center, I was struck by two things: how good acting and directing can rescue a mediocre script; and how lots of contemporary plays try to be postmodern by being self-referential. Oh look, there’s a playwright onstage trying to crank out […]
I heard a sad story today about a teen who bagged a pileated woodpecker with his varmint rifle. No one knew what it was — “Ain’t seen one before, ain’t seen one since” — but his family praised his marksmanship, and the lad cut off the feet to carry as a trophy or talisman. The […]