Juli Parker

Juli Parker

Bio:

Juli Parker is a feminist actor, director, and writer. She has a BA in Theatre/Dance from the University of Maine, an MA in Women's Studies from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences with a focus in Theatre and Women's Studies from the Union Institute & University. She is the editor of a 2010 anthology Representations of Murderous Women in Literature, Theatre, Film, and Television: Examining the Patriarchal Presuppositions Behind the Treatment of Murderesses in Fiction and Reality. She has been the director of the UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality for 19 years. She has been seen on stage at 2nd Story Theatre, The Barker Playhouse and recently directed at Epic Theater Company. She writes a weekly blog, The Feminist Critic, (thefeministcritic.com) providing weekly critiques of theatre, film, books, politics and pop culture from a feminist perspective. She and her amazing cook of a husband have a bluetick coonhound, a bernese mountain dog, a cat and two vintage trailers.

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Articles by Juli Parker

A Question to Women
November 1, 2017 No Commentby

A Question to Women

On November 9 I was driving to Logan Airport, listening to Hillary Clinton’s beautiful concession speech. I was in shock, ...

Spamalot: 'Tis a Silly Play
April 22, 2017 No Commentby

Spamalot: ‘Tis a Silly Play

If you’re a fan of Monty Python and the Holy Grail but haven’t seen the musical Spamalot, Roger William’s University’s ...

Educating Rita Is Illuminating
May 11, 2016 No Commentby

Educating Rita Is Illuminating

As someone who has worked in higher education for over 23 years, I know the value of a college education. ...

Dry Land May Cause Dry Heaves
September 30, 2015 No Commentby

Dry Land May Cause Dry Heaves

Dry Land, written by Ruby Rae Spiegel is directed by The Wilbury Theatre Group’s artistic director, Josh Short, for its ...

Marianne Schnall Discusses a Woman in the White House
September 29, 2015 No Commentby

Marianne Schnall Discusses a Woman in the White House

Nine departments at Roger Williams University will come together on September 30 to host author and executive director of Feminist.com, ...

The CSPH Celebrates Five Years
September 23, 2015 No Commentby

The CSPH Celebrates Five Years

As we entered the dark Fete Music Hall to check in, my favorite college sex educator and I were welcomed ...

The Pell Awards Recognizes RI Artists
June 3, 2015 No Commentby

The Pell Awards Recognizes RI Artists

Trinity Repertory’s Company’s 19th Annual Pell Awards takes place June 15 and honors a diverse foursome. The Pell Awards, developed by ...

Festival51 Seeks Submissions
April 30, 2015 No Commentby

Festival51 Seeks Submissions

Festival51, a Rhode Island-based play festival focused on developing plays by women writers, seeks submissions for inclusion in the Festival51 ...

Providence Lady Summit Brings Together Over 250 Women
April 22, 2015 No Commentby

Providence Lady Summit Brings Together Over 250 Women

One of the most common comments I get is that I have a lot of energy.  However, after watching Sierra ...

2nd Story’s 4000 Miles is funny, beautiful and touching 
March 11, 2015 No Commentby

2nd Story’s 4000 Miles is funny, beautiful and touching 

I’m known for complaining about the lack of women playwrights whose work gets produced. One reason artistic directors are reluctant ...