Juli Parker

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, ( 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.

The Country House Depicts a Slightly Empty Nest at Barker

Alan Hawkridge, a director with a diverse theatrical background (and quite a wit, as demonstrated in the lengthy preshow curtain speech), directs The Players’ production of The Country House by Donald Margulies. A theatrical family has come back to their summer home for the annual Williamstown Theatre Festival. A death in the family the previous year […]

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The Revolutionists:  A Retelling of Herstory

You know you’re about to have a few laughs when the curtain speech over the sound system starts with, “Bonjour Bitches.” Good writing, good direction and good acting intersect perfectly in Epic Theatre’s newest production, The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson.  While Gunderson has been performed widely across the county, her witty and wise words were […]

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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, Marianne Schnall. Schnall will speak about her 2013 book, What Will it Take to Make a Woman President? Inspired by her daughter’s question, “Why haven’t we had a woman president?” Schnall set out to interview politicians, […]

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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 former Artistic Director Oscar Eustis, honor Senator Claiborne Pell, who worked to support the arts and provide new opportunities for artists. He was responsible for establishing the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities in […]

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