The artist-performer’s career undulates, ever so gracefully, across multiple mediums and registers of generational pain, healing laughter, and Indigenous joy.
The Healing Power of the World’s Most Valuable Scent
Attending the artist CHOKRA’s performance introduced me to oud’s original purpose as a sacred healing tool that helps one recover from illness, mentally and physically.
Audience Members Cut Iranian Artist’s Hair in Moving Performance
At San Francisco’s Legion of Honor, Mobina Nouri took scissors to her own strands and invited others to do the same.
As Flint’s Water Crisis Endures, the Water Remembers
In their MLK Day performance inspired by LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photo series, Sister Tour explored the relationship between Black women and water.
The Founding Mother of Southern California’s Chicano Drag Scene
A primal, glitter-fueled scream was unleashed with Cyclona, giving birth to generations of queer Chicano performers.
The Stage as a “Living Concept” in Turkey’s Performance Art
While The 90s Onstage looks back to a dynamic moment in Turkey’s performance art scene, Ata Doğruel’s “Light Source” reflects on the present.
Korean Musical Traditions Meet Greek Tragedy in Trojan Women
Speaking and singing in Korean with English subtitles, the cast leans on the traditional Korean folk storytelling tradition of pansori, and more modern musical accompaniment.
Dancing Toward Peace and Healing
In She Who Lives on the Road to War, Rosy Simas combines installation and performance to address the immense losses experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finding Medea in LA’s Chinatown
MILK is an immersive, multisensory collaborative performance exploring a somber Greek tale of revenge.
Bruno Latour’s Final Performance on the Climate Crisis Serves More Questions Than Answers
The Terrestrial Trilogy shows how we can — and perhaps cannot — talk about pressing human and environmental emergencies.
New York Stage Productions Are Feeling the Strain of Supply Shortages
When supply chains and funding fall short, theatre does too.
How Do We Free Those Who Are Already Free?
African scholars Felwine Sarr and Dorcy Rugamba seek to answer this question with the musical theatre performance Freedom, I’ll have lived your dream until the very last day.