Every week, I’ve been doing a deep dive into cultural issues, usually theater-related, that are bothering me or that deserve a second look. But who needs another thinkpiece, right?
I host two weekly programs on my theater company’s Faceboook page (www.Facebook.com/EpicTheatreCo) where I ask guests what has been keeping them creatively engaged or excited, and I thought I could put together some of the movies, television shows, books, and music we discuss.
I’ll do this at the beginning of every month (until we’re out of … this), and hopefully it’ll keep you busy during these endless winter months.
So, here’s what I’m enjoying so far this month:
Herself (Streaming on Amazon)
One Night in Miami (Streaming on Amazon)
MLK/FBI (On Demand)
The White Tiger (Streaming on Netflix)
“Pretend It’s a City”
“The Night Stalker”
(All Streaming on Netflix)
Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, by George Saunders
Hades, Argentina, by Daniel Loedel
Heaux Tales, Jasmine Sullivan
Magic Mirror, Pearl Charles
Collapsed in Sunbeams, Arlo Parks
OK Human, Weezer
Sex, Addiction, and Everyone Else, Nictone Dolls
Not Your Muse, Celeste
I Need a Freak, Harassment
Best Streaming Theater of the Month
In and Of Itself — Normally I’m not all that into shows that are built around magic, but this is a gorgeous reflection on identity and storytelling that’ll leave you stunned by its powerful ending. Check it out on Hulu.