"I grew up in New York, I love gray. But then I moved to California and fell in love with blue."
Amina Henry is the former Literary Associate for the Civilians. As a playwright, her work has been produced and/or developed by: Clubbed Thumb, HERE Arts Center, the Flea, the Cell: a 21st Century Salon, Dixon Place, Theater for the New City, the Brick, Drama of Works, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Kitchen Dog Theater, Brooklyn College, Texas State University, among others. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College, as well as a teaching artist for the Shakespeare Society and the Teachers & Writers Collaborative. She is a graduate of Yale University, NYU's Performance Studies MA program and the MFA Playwriting program at Brooklyn College.
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Environmental literary critic Anthony Lioi unpacks the work of environmentalist media and artists who grapple with global climate change.
"Years ago as an audience member, I was the one shushing people if they made what I considered too much noise. I worried about what I wore and glared at people who texted during shows. Now I go to the theater and all I can see is what an inhospitable environment we have created." - Larissa FastHorse
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Transforming Documentary Film into Live Spectacle: Sam Green on Exploring the Fleeting Nature of Being Alive
“I don’t want to make a piece that bums people out. You can start to sound precious saying stuff like this, but in my mind, human connection and empathy are some of the highest aims of art."