The Future of Comedy

“What we find “funny” is inextricably linked to our political position in this world. Different people have lived through different experiences that have shaped the person that they are…Good comedy swings up at institutions of power, not down at the oppressed.”

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Representing Identity in Theatre

“The lack of representation of these identities in theatre perpetuates a stigmatized and stereotypical viewpoint of them in the real world. People fear what they don’t understand and they don’t understand what they are not exposed to.”

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Why Do Kids Need Theatre?

Theatre is exceptional at helping young people hone interpersonal social skills, community building techniques, and problem solving. Young people deserve the opportunity to inhabit spaces which allow for safe self express.

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Send in the Clowns

@ This Stage Contributor, Julia Stier, interviews USC’s Rebecca Mellinger to explore the therapeutic power of “Medical Clowning”.

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Gender-Conscious Casting

Gender-conscious casting practices that revive the classics for a queer and trans community of artists. And though these casting practices directly represent LGBTQ+ artists and audiences, their impact reaches everyone.

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