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.”
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: