Tag: Philip Dawkins

Teaching Manners to Build a Community

[article as originally published in TDF Stages, September 18, 2017.] MCC Theater’s new drama focuses on a one-of-a-kind charm school — Northlight Theatre‘s artistic director, BJ Jones, was so taken with a 2012 Chicago Tribunestory about Gloria Allen, an African-American, sexagenarian transwoman teaching an etiquette class for LGBTQ youth, he asked his friend, playwright Philip Dawkins, to pen

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reading ruminations: 18th annual playwrights’ week

The Lark Playwrights’ Week has instantly become a tradition for me as a Manhattan resident.  Last year’s adventures at this festival of evolving new play love were part of my self-designed theatrical welcome wagon to my new city.  (See those thoughts among reflections on the first New Black Fest here: http://wp.me/pHkrs-LW.)  Last year’s adventures occurred in

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