Beginner’s Guide: Yana Perrault, Actor/Musician by Nancy Azcona

Photo of Yana Perrault taken by Marcus V. Richardson Yana Perrault (they/she)  is a 24-year-old musician/actor stemming from Southfield, Michigan, and though that may be where they are from, Yana has taken the stage across the country. Identifying as an “all-around artist”, music being at the base of that, Yana (pre-quarantine) was making her living…

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Diverse Theater Programs Are a Must By Leela Kiyawat

Studio lighting, a lone electric keyboard, swishing jazz shoes, and clipboards galore.    The youth theater audition room is a place where casting directors crucify, justify, and disqualify until they can excavate a golden cast list from the phenomenon that is American youth theater. As an Indian-American kid who spent my summers in theater camp, my…

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(Issue 5) TV/Film/Theater Feature: Renee Harrison

Renee Harrison is a Jamaican born actor and content creator. She also founded a digital curation of culture and resources for Black women-identifying theater artists, called Black Girls Do Theater. For my last feature of 2020, it was great to talk to an old classmate, friend and someone I truly admire. Renee and I got to talk about everything from growing up, to code switching and the future of theater. It was such a lovely interview that we almost talked for two hours!

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Hair by Niara Mae

Image by Illustrator Divyakshi Kedia A beauty supply store, or at least the front and middle sections of one. Mannequin heads line the walls, their eyes directed down towards the aisles. They are almost all dark skinned, displaying a variety of different types of hair-purple wigs, long straight brown haired wigs, precise and controlled curly…

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