Excerpts from artist Oroma Elewa’s new book of performance pieces.
On showing and telling for a white audience.
On wokeness as a commodity and the branding of social justice.
Tips for combatting performance anxiety and getting yourself on stage.
James Dean and queer tenderness.
Ready for the next stage.
OK, so my stage persona is more like Liz Lemon—but she’s still powerful.
In which Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs obliterates flowers onscreen, and shares her healthy-friendship rules.
A roomful of beginners wouldn’t judge me—would they?
A Bikini Kill–channeling version of Icona Pop’s “I Love It.”
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