Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Interesting article about lesbian playwrights

I found this article from After Ellen on one of my many theater listservs. Here's a thoughtful excerpt:

Theater is one of the few places that continues to honor the oral tradition of storytelling, [Carolyn] Gage [author of The Second Coming of Joan of Arc] pointed out, and that power should not be relinquished to corporate interests. Ownership is important when it comes to the narratives and stories of a community or culture.

In fact, said Kathleen Warnock (Grieving for Genevieve), theater is largely concerned with representation: “It's the art that speaks to people who frequently don't find realistic depictions of themselves or their interests in the mainstream entertainment industry.”

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