In “The Catastrophist,” Lauren Gunderson expertly captures our new sense of how time passes and memories are made—or not made—by telling an epic yet intimate story about her husband, virologist Nathan Wolfe.
Author: Holly L. Derr
The Ms. Q&A: Why Holland Taylor Wanted to Act Like Ann Richards
“Julie White, who plays Nancy Kohler, came to our final production in New York, and she came backstage in tears and said: ‘This play makes me want to be a better person.’ And I think that is what it’s all about.”
Storytelling for Social Change: Inside the #HealMeToo Festival
Hope Singsen had done very little producing before she began putting together The #HealMeToo Festival, which just wrapped in New York City. She started with a plan to find a […]
A Feminist Retelling of Sovereignty
Activist, writer and lawyer Mary Kathryn Nagle once persuaded her professor to let her write a play based on a Supreme Court ruling that tribal nations have sovereignty over what happens on their lands. That project became the seed for Sovereignty.
A Play Called “Roe”
When Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissioned playwright Lisa Loomer to write a play about a moment of change in American history for their American Revolutions Cycle, she chose Roe v. Wade.
A Feminist Guide to Horror Movies, Part 9: Be Careful What You Wish For
Apparently the spirits of Halloween can be quick to respond this time of year, because no sooner did I wish for a Gothic horror-based film that enables its young heroine to […]
A Feminist Guide to Horror Movies, Part 8: Beware of Crimson Peak
Author’s Note: If the thing that scares you most is disagreement among feminists, you might not want to read this post—fellow feminist film buff Natalie Wilson gave this movie a […]
A Feminist Guide to Horror Movies, Part 7: New Beginnings
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the Internet around Halloween without being confronted with those pesky feminist analyses of every goth girl, riot grrrl and […]
Advantageous: Feminist Science Fiction at its Best
A sighting of that rare bird called feminist science fiction is truly a thing to celebrate. It does exist, sometimes by accident (see Alien), and sometimes on purpose (see almost […]
Two Plays By Women, Two Worldviews
When I hear producers say, “Plays by women don’t sell tickets” (and they seem to say that a lot), I always find myself asking, “Which plays by which women?” The […]