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Maine Governor Paul LePage Threatens Workers Rights Mural

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetLast Friday, on the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Maine governor Paul LePage announced plans to remove a mural from Maine’s Department of Labor building painted by artist Judy Taylor of Tremont, ME. The Portland Press Herald writes, “The 36-foot-long, 11 panel mural depicts the state’s labor history, including a shoe worker [...]
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The Nutcracker: a beloved holiday tradition and a refuge for racism

TweetFor as long as I can remember, the holiday season has been Nutcracker season. My mother grew up watching Balanchine’s Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet, and made sure to introduce me and my sister both to ballet class and to the Nutcracker. As a result, even though Australian dance schools don’t perform the [...]
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“Sexism” in the Sweet realm – a big fat follow-up post

TweetLast week, I blogged about Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times dance critic who, in his review of the New York City Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, said some insulting and uncalled for things about the size of two principal dancers. Of Jennifer Ringer and Jared Angle, Macaulay said that Ringer “looked as if she’d [...]
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Wasserstein award for emerging female playwrights may be given out after all

TweetI wrote on Monday about the decision not to award any of the nominated emerging female playrights the $25, 000 Wasserstein prize. An uproar in response to their decision ensued, including an online petition with almost 1,500 signatures. The Theatre Development Fund, who administers the prize, responded and decided to come up with a new [...]
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Emerging female playwrights told that none are deserving of Wasserstein Award

TweetThe Wasserstein Award is an annual award given to an emerging female playwright who has yet to receive recognition for their work. Nominations were solicited for the award, but this year, the committee rejected all of the nominees because, in their words, none were “truly outstanding.” Anna Clark at Isak shares an open letter from [...]
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