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Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia Southern University's RACEPhoto Flash: First Look at Georgia Southern University's RACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2013-2014 season with David Mamet's RACE; A PLAY in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre, running Sept. 24-Oct. 1. RACE; A PLAY opened on Sept. 24, and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 1. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Georgia Southern University's Season Opener, RACE, Showcases Talents of Student DesignersBWW Reviews: Georgia Southern University's Season Opener, RACE, Showcases Talents of Student Designers
by Sally Henry - Sep 26, 2014

RACE, presented by the Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance program, explores the heated issue of discrimination from multiple perspectives, with an emphasis, not surprisingly, on racism. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLEBerkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

Georgia Southern University Opens Season With Mamet's RACE TonightGeorgia Southern University Opens Season With Mamet's RACE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2013-2014 season with David Mamet's RACE; A PLAY in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre, running tonight, Sept. 24-Oct. 1. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hockadoo! And Awesome Too! MEMPHIS Boosts the Music of Our SoulsBWW Reviews: Hockadoo! And Awesome Too! MEMPHIS Boosts the Music of Our Souls
by Herbert Paine - Sep 22, 2014

Hockadoo! Phoenix Theatre's production of Memphis is exhilarating! CJ Pawlikowski is electrifying as Huey Calhoun, the department store stockboy who finds the music of his soul in rock and roll and propels himself to local fame as a DJ, but not without stirring up the animosity of the local bigots. Michael Barnard's staging and direction of the Tony award-winning musical by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro is impeccable. (more...)

BWW Review:  HAIR Opens at the Barn Players in Kansas CityBWW Review: HAIR Opens at the Barn Players in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

Step into the dawning of the Age of Aquarius with Hair now playing at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. The musical with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot opened Friday September 19 and runs through October 5. The original rock musical opened Off-Broadway in 1967 at the Joseph Papp's Public Theater and in 1968 opened on Broadway running for 1,750 performances. (more...)

The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, 9/23-10/19The Coterie Opens 2014-15 Season with ROSA PARKS AND THE MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, 9/23-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Coterie opens its 2014/2015 Season with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a drama that interweaves the compelling true story of Rosa Parks with dynamic and uplifting songs from the period. Directed by Brad Shaw, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott will be performed live on stage September 23 - October 19, 2014. (more...)

Showtime Developing IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT RemakeShowtime Developing IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Remake
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

According to Variety, Showtime is currently at work on developing a small screen remake of the hit 1967 drama IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT with THE HELP's Tate Taylor. Warren Littlefield and MGM TV are also on board. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Begins Performances Next Month at The PublicYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Begins Performances Next Month at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on Friday, November 7. Written and directed by Young Jean Lee, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN runs through Sunday, December 7 in the Martinson Theater with an official press opening on Monday, November 17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) is Suzan-Lori Parks' Civil War OdysseyBWW Reviews: FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) is Suzan-Lori Parks' Civil War Odyssey
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2014

Parks emulates Greek drama in the first three parts of her nine-play cycle. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for the Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at the PublicPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for the Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on Friday, November 7. Written and directed by Young Jean Lee, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN runs through Sunday, December 7 in the Martinson Theater with an official press opening on Monday, November 17. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at rehearsals for the production! (more...)

BWW Recap: THE LEAGUE Takes a Trip to 'Manland'BWW Recap: THE LEAGUE Takes a Trip to 'Manland'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 23, 2014

Andre tells the group he had to send M'Lady away for a spa weekend in order to forget about the tramautic prank that was played on her and Andre. However, Pete says the best prank of the week was Jenny's and that's why he changed his team name to “The Shit Heads.” Kevin says he won't allow Pete to use a name that a “cross-section of The League finds offensive,” and they point out how they have a Redskins situation on their hand. (more...)

LA Theatre Works to Bring IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Harris Center, 11/18LA Theatre Works to Bring IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Harris Center, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

L.A. Theatre Works brings their riveting stage adaptation of this classic American film dealing with racial prejudice to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. The play demonstrates the slow evolution of attitudes, but leaves the characters, and America, with a long way to go. This presentation is a special event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Nobody Ever Been Free' on BOARDWALK EMPIREBWW Recap: 'Nobody Ever Been Free' on BOARDWALK EMPIRE
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 13, 2014

With only two episodes to go, we raise our glasses 'to the lost' on the sixth episode of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, 'Devil You Know', where we lost two of BOARDWALK's most popular characters, and two incredibly talented actors who have been with us on this crazy journey from the very beginning. (more...)

Ante Eklof Releases New Historical FictionAnte Eklof Releases New Historical Fiction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

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LATW's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Launch National Tour Next MonthLATW's IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT to Launch National Tour Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

It's 1962. A White Man has been murdered on a hot August night in a small town in the deep South, and the local police arrest a black stranger named Virgil Tibbs. L.A. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Begins Performances Tonight at the PublicYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Begins Performances Tonight at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

The Public Theater begins previews for the New York premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN tonight, November 7. Written and directed by Young Jean Lee, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN runs through Sunday, December 7 in the Martinson Theater with an official press opening on Monday, November 17. (more...)

Absolutely Amazing eBooks Presents ETCHED IN STONE WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM for $3.99 for ThanksgivingAbsolutely Amazing eBooks Presents ETCHED IN STONE WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM for $3.99 for Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

As a Thanksgiving gift to you Absolutely Amazing eBooks is releasing an epic novel from James R. Fox that sprawls across the American landscape and key points of history like a buffalo stampede -- a large, entertaining historical tale titled Etched In Stone Were the Buffalo Roam. (more...)

Henry Badgett Releases First Book, WHITE MAN'S TEARS CONQUER MY PAINHenry Badgett Releases First Book, WHITE MAN'S TEARS CONQUER MY PAIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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BWW Reviews:  Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Debates The Price of Being an AllyBWW Reviews: Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Debates The Price of Being an Ally
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2014

Young Jean Lee's new drama may actually be a satire. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends STRAIGHT WHITE MENThe Public Theater Extends STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Public Theater announced a one-week extension for the acclaimed STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a new play written and directed by OBIE winner Young Jean Lee. A co-production with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN began previews on Friday, November 7 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 7. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, December 14. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Opens Tonight at the PublicYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Opens Tonight at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater began previews for the New York premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on November 7. Written and directed by Young Jean Lee, STRAIGHT WHITE MEN runs through Sunday, December 7 in the Martinson Theater with an official press opening tonight, November 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at the PublicPhoto Flash: First Look at STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

STRAIGHT WHITE MEN began performances on Friday, November 7 and runs through Sunday, December 7 with an official press opening on Monday, November 17. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jacque Reid Accepts InterracialDatingCentral's Interracial Bachelor ChallengeJacque Reid Accepts InterracialDatingCentral's Interracial Bachelor Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Back on October 8, 2014 InterracialDatingCentral.com issued a press release publicly offering Jacque Reid an opportunity to have the dating website'sstaff conduct a public interracial bachelor search to help her in her much publicized quest to find love. On November 5, 2014, Jacque Reid publicly acceptedInterracialDatingCentral's offer. (more...)

RACE Plays Omaha Community Playhouse, Now thru 6/8RACE Plays Omaha Community Playhouse, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Race opens tonight, May 9 and runs through June 8 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. (more...)

Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances on 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, on Thursday, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'We've Come a Long Way Baby' (No, Not Quite) - ANCESTRA at Cleveland Public TheatreBWW Reviews: 'We've Come a Long Way Baby' (No, Not Quite) - ANCESTRA at Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2014

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Public Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances TonightPublic Studio's THE URBAN RETREAT & MANAHATTA Begin Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Public Theater will begin performances for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT by A. Zell Williams, and MANAHATTA, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tonight, May 15. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory through Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5Brave New World Rep's NEW WORKS Series to Continue with #THEREVOLUTION, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Brave New World Rep announces the latest in its NEW WORKS series featuring Brooklyn playwrights, #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz. The production, directed by Liesl Tommy, will play May 5th, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY (F/G to Bergen Street). Admission for all events is free (more...)

Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015Plays, Exhibits and More Set for the Crown Center, July 2014-Aug 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Crown Center has announced its upcoming events, July 2014-August 2015. Details below! (more...)

FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY is ReleasedFAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Cortland, N.Y. (more...)

PBS History Detectives Reformatted with Cold Case Investigations, 7/1 - 7/22PBS History Detectives Reformatted with Cold Case Investigations, 7/1 - 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS, a new take on a PBS favorite, delves into the past this summer to explore some of America's most intriguing mysteries. Four episodes introduce the fresh perspective of a new detective and focus on a single story per hour. HDSI, the reformatted eleventh season of HISTORY DETECTIVES, debuts Tuesday, July 1-22, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET on PBS. Also debuting on July 1 is TIME SCANNERS at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

'Stilettos in Vegas' Reveals Life of Vegas Stripper'Stilettos in Vegas' Reveals Life of Vegas Stripper
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

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Profiles in History to Host Historical Document Auction 63, 6/13Profiles in History to Host Historical Document Auction 63, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer & dealer of historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs, manuscripts and original Hollywood memorabilia, will present Historical Document Auction 63, June 13, 2014, beginning at 11am PST. This unprecedented collection of rare and virtually unseen documents is highlighted by one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most famous correspondences—a letter written in 1806 during the chaotic creation and production of his only opera, Fidelio. The Auction Pre-sale Estimate for this extremely rare document, not publicly seen since the 1950's, is $150,000 - $250,000 and could easily exceed that figure. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Minneapolis Musical Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is an Entertaining and Controversial Political SatireBWW Reviews: Minneapolis Musical Theatre's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is an Entertaining and Controversial Political Satire
by Jill Schafer - Jun 10, 2014

Minneapolis Musical Theatre's production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, a Broadway musical with sharp political satire and social commentary wrapped up in a great emo-rock score, has sparked controversy. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & MoreTickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's Adaptation of NATIVE SON, 9/11-10/12Court Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Nambi E. Kelley's Adaptation of NATIVE SON, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert and American Blues Theater present the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will run September 11 - October 12, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Sundance 2015 Announces 'Spotlight', 'Park City at Midnight' and 'New Frontier' SelectionsSundance 2015 Announces 'Spotlight', 'Park City at Midnight' and 'New Frontier' Selections
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight and Park City at Midnight, as well as the films and installations to be featured in the New Frontier program. The Festival, which takes place January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, is the centerpiece of the year-round public programs for the Institute, which also hosts 24 residency labs and grants more than $2.5 million to independent artists each year. (more...)

Official: Roger Ebert Musical, 'MOSES FLEETWOOD WALKER' Premiere and More Set for Black Ensemble Theater's 2015 SeasonOfficial: Roger Ebert Musical, 'MOSES FLEETWOOD WALKER' Premiere and More Set for Black Ensemble Theater's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2015 "Stir Up The Pot" Season. The season opens with a World Premiere non-singing drama with music, The Trial of Moses Fleetwood Walker, by Ervin Gardner. The season continues with a new musical that highlights girl groups, past and present, Sounds So Sweet, followed by A Tribute to the Incomparable Bill Withers. The Black White Play is a tribute to Roger Ebert and the music will speak to his philosophy of life. The 2015 season will close with a Black Ensemble Theater classic in true Black Ensemble Theater-style, Dynamite Divas: Gladys, Aretha, Roberta, Nina and Nancy. (more...)

R.W. Sarver Releases MR. BENNYR.W. Sarver Releases MR. BENNY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

SHOREWOOD, Ill. (more...)

DreamWrights to Present THE REMEMBERER, 8/8-17DreamWrights to Present THE REMEMBERER, 8/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

DreamWrights' cast will perform The Rememberer, a true story shared amongst Native Americans nationwide, Aug. 8 - Aug. 17. This unique script has provided the opportunity for both parents and their children to have a role in the performances; the cast includes all ages ranging from 7 to 50. All actors have embraced a completely different culture, and some will speak the Indian language as it was known in 1911. (more...)

Philip S. Salisbury Relates Life of US Peace Corps Volunteer in New BookPhilip S. Salisbury Relates Life of US Peace Corps Volunteer in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Springfield, Ill. (more...)

Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood to Bring 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS' to 54 Below, 9/26Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood to Bring 'THOSE WERE THE DAYS' to 54 Below, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Lanning, Alison Lory, and Sam Sherwood in "Those Were the Days, A Music Celebration of the '60s on Friday September 26th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theatre Presents BPI Black Playwright's Festival, Now thru 4/13Black Ensemble Theatre Presents BPI Black Playwright's Festival, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Black Ensemble Theater (BE) announces its 9th annual Black Playwright's Festival, today, April 8-13, 2014, as part of the company's Black Playwright's Initiative (BPI). The Festival will take place at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street. This fun and daring Black Playwrights Festival brings new scripts to the BE stage for innovative and engaging readings. These scripts have all been developed by BPI members through the BPI process. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Kenny Leon's Sterling Second Go at A RAISIN IN THE SUNBWW Reviews: Kenny Leon's Sterling Second Go at A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2014

If Kenny Leon would like to keep on mounting productions of Lorraine Hansberry's riveting classic every decade I'd be most happy to go see them all. (more...)

RACE to Play Omaha Community Playhouse, 5/9-6/8RACE to Play Omaha Community Playhouse, 5/9-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Race opens May 9 and runs through June 8 at the Omaha Community Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Coterie Theatre's 2014-2015 Season - From Rosa Parks to Frog and ToadBWW Preview: The Coterie Theatre's 2014-2015 Season - From Rosa Parks to Frog and Toad
by Steve Wilson - Apr 24, 2014

The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced, "A miraculous journey is about to begin . . . 2014-2015 Season of Live Theatre." The new season will bring six productions to the stage, each lasting between 50 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOWBWW Reviews: THE SIGN IN SIDNEY BRUSTEIN'S WINDOW
by Evan Henerson - Apr 22, 2014

As Denzel Washington, Kenny Leon and Co. usher in the umpteenth renaissance of Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, across the country, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is mounting a 50th anniversary revival of the only other work the Hansberry- who died at 34 - lived to see produced. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25Tickets on Sale for The Public Theater's THE URBAN RETREAT and MANHATTA, 5/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that single tickets are now on sale for Public Studio's two inaugural plays, THE URBAN RETREAT and MANAHATTA. The two plays will be presented as pared-down productions and run in repertory from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 25 in The Public's Shiva Theater. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Premieres at Wexner Center, Now thru 4/13Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Premieres at Wexner Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, today, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

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