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

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 ...

Collected Stories Is a Must-See Play
January 21, 2015 No Commentby

Collected Stories Is a Must-See Play

Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories, now playing at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, is a must-see play for many reasons: the ...

Vince Petronio Channels Walt Disney
November 14, 2014 No Commentby

Vince Petronio Channels Walt Disney

When I think of Walt Disney, I don’t think about the man, I think about the corporation that has lived ...

Join Wilbury Under the Revival Tent
October 1, 2014 No Commentby

Join Wilbury Under the Revival Tent

The Wilbury Group opens its fifth season with the Rhode Island premiere of This Beautiful City by Steven Cosson and Jim ...

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage
August 6, 2014 2 commentsby

The Female Playwrights Issue Takes Center Stage

I’ve been lamenting the representation of women playwrights on the American stage since I learned that only 17 percent of ...

9th Annual One Act Play Festival Comes to The Artist's Exchange
July 2, 2014 No Commentby

9th Annual One Act Play Festival Comes to The Artist’s Exchange

The Artist’s Exchange is currently in rehearsal for its 9th Annual One Act Play Festival, opening July 25. Over 250 ...

Glamping: Eat Your S'Mores in Your Stilettos
June 4, 2014 No Commentby

Glamping: Eat Your S’Mores in Your Stilettos

Vintage Style Camping In 2008, during our annual trip to the Finger Lake Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, we ...

Angels in America Part I -- Epic Theater at Epic Theatre
June 4, 2014 No Commentby

Angels in America Part I — Epic Theater at Epic Theatre

An Exploration of Gay Lifestyle Staging Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, especially in an intimate space like Epic Theatre’s 82 ...

RI Roller Derby: Let Your Feminist Flag Fly
April 25, 2014 No Commentby

RI Roller Derby: Let Your Feminist Flag Fly

Are you one of those women who struggle with society’s media perpetuated expectations of the female body? I have the ...

Hobby Lobby Needs a New Hobby
April 8, 2014 No Commentby

Hobby Lobby Needs a New Hobby

The Supreme Court recently heard Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, which asks the justices to consider whether for-profit companies can refuse ...