November 21, 2004 |
Various artists "Caroline, or Change" (Hollywood Records) *** Get a magnifying glass if you want to read the lyrics as you listen to this two-CD recording of Tony Kushner's semiautobiographical tale about a Jewish boy in 1963 Louisiana and his family's black maid. Seldom have a CD's lyrics been printed in such small type. Reading them is worth the effort, however. The CD booklet contains the whole libretto of this almost entirely sung show.
November 8, 2003
I was greatly dismayed to see the story about the disappearing women of Juarez in the Calendar section ("Vanished," by Anne-Marie O'Connor, Oct. 31). While you may have run the story to coincide with the presentation by Eve Ensler and others at UCLA, or even to highlight the Day of the Dead, I find it appalling that you chose to present the story as if it were some kind of murder mystery, relegated to the pages of "Style & Culture." For the hundreds of murdered women in Juarez, and for all of their friends and family, every day is Day of the Dead, and there's nothing stylish about it. Samantha Ott Highland Park
March 11, 2003 |
Forget about performance art, the women are told at the write-your-own-version of "The Vagina Monologues" workshop. No one should try to replicate Lara Flynn Boyle's or Julianna Margulies' provocative odes to sex or any of the other monologues that were read by stars in Eve Ensler's theatrical production, drama therapist Blair Glaser tells participants at workshops around the country. Instead, Glaser, who will hold the one-day workshop in Malibu on Saturday, keeps the focus on sexuality.
October 16, 2000 |
Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues," at the Canon Theatre, is not just a play anymore. It's a social movement. The Obie Award-winning show has toured widely since it burst onto the New York theater scene in 1996. In its Canon run, "Monologues" features the high-voltage team of Julie Kavner, Julianna Margulies and Rosie Perez, all of whom have performed as part of the piece's continually rotating celebrity cast off-Broadway.
February 15, 2000 |
"Let's talk about vaginas," Kristin Johnston says bluntly on the other end of the phone. Unapologetic, ready for whatever. It was a dare, sort of. What Johnston really wants to talk about is Eve Ensler's play "The Vagina Monologues," one of the most forthrightly graphic pieces of literature ever to discuss the subject of women's anatomy.
February 25, 1998
"Not the V Word" (Feb. 11) by Josh Getlin was a delight to read. Eve Ensler has taken a path most women would be too shy to travel. That is until now. Ensler's path reminds me of the consciousness-raising phase many women like me went through in the early 1980s, the result of which was to no longer suppress our feminine identities and to wish as well as act wholeheartedly for equality. I look forward to Ensler's Los Angeles appearance. I remember an evening in 1961, when I was playing Scrabble with several people.