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iPhoto caption: Headshot of David Yee by Dahlia Katz.

Speaking in Draft: David Yee

In this first instalment of Speaking in Draft, staff writer Nathaniel Hanula-James interviews award-winning playwright David Yee about his devotion to chasing unanswerable questions.

By Nathaniel Hanula-James / Feb 6, 2024
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: Prison Dancer at the NAC is a rehabilitating tale of humanity

Carmen Leilani De Jesus, Romeo Candido, and Nina Lee Aquino have created a contemporary classic with Prison Dancer.

By Amira Benjamin / Nov 28, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: The Waltz at Factory Theatre is the Swagapino representation we need

“Swagapino” is a portmanteau of the words “swag” and “Filipino.” It’s a hybrid of Filipino and North American heritage, with a signature style that typically involves a backwards baseball cap, fresh sneakers, and the drippiest chain you can find.

By Krystal Abrigo / Sep 13, 2023

Inspired by ‘80s rom-coms, The Waltz explores young love and the intimacy of sharing stories

“Authenticity may include trauma or suffering, but it doesn't have to end in sadness,” says playwright Marie Beath Badian. “It isn't the end of the story and it isn't the point of the story.”

By Mira Miller / Sep 6, 2023