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#MondayMorningMuse: Jess Watkin (yes, our Jess Watkin)

Posted By Women, Writing

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll note that Jessica Watkin (Festival Administrator extraordinaire) has been a frequent contributor of late. It’s a fact that’s easy enough to glean through observance. Something that’s not quite as simple to understand through sight alone is the fact that Jess Watkin has none. Sight, I mean. Actually that’s […]

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StyleLikeU

Posted By Women

I’ve come to herald these women as a kind of undeniable attraction in my mind. They have redefined the way I think about style one meticulously beautiful video at a time. Elisa and Lily are a mother-daughter team who, with the “What’s Underneath” project, invite women of all walks of life to a loft, ask […]

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In Defense Of Liking Sad Things

Posted By Theatre

I like all things sad, depressing and heart-wrenching. I like sad music, I like sad movies, I like sad novels, stories, plays and poems. I must say first that I myself am not a sad person, nor would anyone who knows me describe me as one. I have been the “funny girl” my entire life. […]

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#MondayMorningMuse: My Grandmother

Posted By Women

A wise playwright once prompted a class of budding writers to write a list of twenty characteristics of someone they knew very well and turn them into a monologue. I chose my Grandmother. My Gramma has been my muse for many plays, monologues, moments of weakness and conversations about Sex and the City (I always […]

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Notes on Self Care from the Desk of the Festival Administrator

Posted By Theatre, Writing

Hello there, Let me properly introduce myself. My name is Jess and I am the Festival Administrator for the Muddy Mary Project. I also co-wrote one of the festival’s three shows for 2015: Finding Temperance. I am a recent University graduate with a double major in English and theatre, am on the cusp of beginning […]

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#MondayMorningMuse: Erykah Badu (by Grace Thompson)

Posted By Music, Women

When I think of a woman who is inspiring not only to other artists, but to original thinkers… a woman who is a “one-in-a-million” type person and basically just really fucking cool… I think of Miss Erykah Badu. She didn’t demand respect or gain it over decades of being in the music business, she always […]

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#MondayMorningMuse: Zerlina Maxwell

Posted By Women

A lot of people like to discredit social media. A lot of people think things like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are a complete waste of time. And if you were born sometime between 1945 and 1964, you are likely one of these people. It’s no secret that boomers (generally speaking) love to criticize social media […]

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“Do You Think This Culture Is Misogynistic?”

Posted By Women

““Do you think this culture is misogynistic?” he asks lightly.” After this line I became enraged, and then quickly disinterested; this is a quote from a (so-not-my-type) New York business man in the Vanity Fair article that sent Tinder on a 4 hour Twitter rampage. The story by Nancy Jo Sales was focused on the […]

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#MondayMorningMuse: Jean Louise “Scout” Finch

Posted By Books

I’m not going to lie, I’ve spent the past week enthralled with the “Go Set A Watchmen” audiobook, which is the Harper Lee novel written before “To Kill a Mockingbird” but set 20 years after the iconic story. The protagonist of Lee’s latest published novel is Gene Louise, more familiar to the masses as the […]

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Why?

Posted By Theatre

Whenever I start a new chapter in my life the first question I ask myself is “why?” Why am I doing this thing versus that thing versus no thing? When we start in this world our decisions are laid out for us. But there comes a time when we have to start figuring those decisions […]

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