Putting 2017 Oscar Nominees to the ‘Fun Home’ Memoirist’s Bechdel Test

In 1985, Fun Home graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel changed film criticism—or at least feminist film criticism—as we now know it when two of the characters in her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For tried to go to the movies. In the strip, titled “The Rule,” one woman explains to another her movie-going rule—the three basic req...

Putting 2017 Oscar Nominees to the ‘Fun Home’ Memoirist’s Bechdel Test

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum Discuss the Origins of ‘The Wholehearted’

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum are the artists behind Stein | Holum Projects and the new play The Wholehearted, which makes its World premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre December 2–11, 2016. The Center Theatre Group Podcast sat down to ask them about the origins of this unique work that utilizes live projections, film, and a thumping score to tell...

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum Discuss the Origins of ‘The Wholehearted’

Playwrights, Professors, a Politician, and a UFO Researcher Meet at the L.A. Writers' Workshop

The weekend of November 5–6, 2016 marked the kickoff of Center Theatre Group’s 2016/17 Los Angeles Writers’ Workshop. The seven participating playwrights came together at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a Salon weekend featuring conversations with local experts—selected by the playwrights individually—on the subjects of their plays. We asked...

Playwrights, Professors, a Politician, and a UFO Researcher Meet at the L.A. Writers' Workshop