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Irene Hsiao
writer, dancer, shutterbug
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Irene Hsiao Sep 20
"The strife and challenges in the world are being reflected on stage. Artists are being really bold and brave and sharing what they need to in a form of expression that is beyond words."
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Irene Hsiao Sep 12
Made-up dreams and undrunk cups of tea seem her only destiny until a timely chat with the Tin Man teaches her that all the best things in life are pretend. SCRAPS
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Irene Hsiao Aug 26
VIETGONE, Qui Nguyen’s hilarious rap musical about refugees and immigrants of the Vietnam War
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Irene Hsiao Aug 17
"It's important for women and people of color to own their narratives. If you don't speak your truth, a story gets projected onto you. That's what we got as women, we got the 'demon fruit blues.'" Tamar-kali, Damon Locks, and more new work
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Irene Hsiao Aug 17
For all the leather, pasties, lace, straps, and glitter, these bodies belong to your neighbor, your friend, your coworker: FLY HONEY 9
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Irene Hsiao Jul 24
A rapist, a pedophile, and an adulterer walk into a bar -- William Inge's BUS STOP
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Irene Hsiao Jul 21
Indeed, the world is ending. With sharper focus on the catatonia of terrestrial ennui than the fantasy of celestial potential, it is difficult to care about YSENTIA and THE ADVENTURES OF ASTROMAN
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Irene Hsiao Jul 17
Replying to @robottomulatto
I agree in essence, but I was also reading something recently that suggested that judgments such as "smart" are potentially dangerous because they seem to be fixed qualities, whereas praising students on their process encourages and empowers them to keep going.
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Irene Hsiao Jul 17
An afternoon in the park is nice—a play in the park that includes attempted rape, banishment, disloyal friends, fickle lovers, bad fathers, robbery, deceit and yet ends well is nicer. TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA by
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Irene Hsiao Jul 10
Much remains unspoken, under pressure to emerge in an unseen spring, in a play that inches from winter to winter -- MJ Kaufman's SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA
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Irene Hsiao Jul 10
Why should a killer whale evoke more sympathy than a black man when taken from what he loves and kept under untenable circumstances? TILIKUM
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Irene Hsiao Jun 29
Unable to cook and despairing of the central role a beanbag chair plays in their interior design concept, Mike and Deb decide charring meat outdoors is the least humiliating way to entertain their friends. BARBECUE APOCALYPSE: Adulting is hard.
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Irene Hsiao Jun 15
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Irene Hsiao Jun 13
Beauty and violence coexist in the same minds, in the same unfortunate world in Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ -- please also see accompanying note on my Facebook
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Irene Hsiao Jun 12
Every moment in Sam Chanse's OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION captures the absurd melancholy of life in the sixth mass extinction.
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Irene Hsiao Jun 12
Where “I see you” means as much if not more as “I love you,” Mari and Lev play hide-and-seek with each other and the community around them in Isaac Gomez's THE DISPLACED, a new play about gentrification by
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Irene Hsiao Jun 4
ah, process!
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Irene Hsiao May 30
"Nothing matters. Only the soul, which doesn't exist." András Visky's STORIES OF THE BODY by Theatre Y
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Irene Hsiao May 28
Is loss more orienting than its resolution, or is it simply impossible to compensate for events of the past? GIRL FOUND
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Irene Hsiao May 22
John Strand's THE ORIGINALIST attempts to vindicate Scalia’s impact on American law by arguing he was a pretty nice guy.
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