Because the American Psychiatric Association released the DSM-5 this month and the DSM-5′s revision affects some of the premises of my argument. I am releasing a second edition of Feeling Pain is Normal with an afterword discussing the changes in relation to the paper and specifically Next to Normal. You can download a pdf of the afterword here: Feeling Pain Is Normal Afterword.
Michael Kaye, Thomas Derrah, Marvelyn McFarlane, DeLance Minefee, Paula Plum, and Tim Spears in a scene from SpeakEasy Stage’s production of Clybourne Park, running March 1-30 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Tickets/info at speakeasystage.com or 617.933.8600. Photo by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.
By Bruce Norris
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Presented by Speakeasy Stage Company
March 1 – March 30
Nancy & Edward Roberts Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA
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Review by Becca Kidwell
A strong script elevates a performance or points out the flaws of the company. Speakeasy Stage’s production of Clybourne Park demonstrates its mastery through a strong ensemble, innovative set, and smart direction. After seeing Clybourne Park, there is no question why this clever, dark play won at the Tony Awards in 2012. When Boston sees Speakeasy Stage’s production, they will be talking about it for the rest of 2013 (Norton and IRNE awards in its future?). The ensemble, comprised of Paula Plum, Thomas Derrah, Marvelyn McFarlane, Tim Spears, DeLance Minefee, Michael Kaye, and Philana Mia, pulls the audience into a dynamic confrontation between politics and politeness that never apologizes Continue reading →
Wrote this comedy piece for The New England Theatre Geek:
The Complete Gospel of the Reduced
Shakespeare Company (sorta)
the gospel according to Becca Kidwell
In The Beginning there was the word. And the word was boring. So some old dudes tried to manipulate it through tools called poetry and philosophy and it was less boring. However, people still preferred to watch people getting mocked and maimed in crazy ways such as being eaten by lions, burned at the stake, and hung upside down by their ankles over boiling vats of oil. Read more…