The Land of Enchantment

By Maya Renee Castro The stage is filled with beautiful market stands/carts. People are selling everything;home goods, food, fruit, clothes, ointments, recipes, handmade items… etc. The stage should feel bright and warm. You can hear the ocean nearby and may even feel a slight mysticalbreeze. Valeria, a young Puerto Rican woman, walks onto the stage…

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Getting Married Today

By Niara Mae Onstage is an ornate vanity. In the back awedding dress is hung up. The BRIDE walks in,taking a seat at the vanity. BRIDEI’m getting married today. Today is. My wedding day. She sits there, smiling for a moment.In a shock of commotion, her wedding partyenters, all women. They bring things in,chattering a…

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Horror Industry Profile: Nigel Semaj

Nigel Semaj They/them/theirs Director/Choreographer/Movement Director/Educator  NIGEL SEMAJ.  is a New York City based director/movement director/choreographer/educator from Washington, D.C. Notable directing credits include, For Colored Girls who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, which won awards from the Kennedy Center in Direction, Ensemble and Excellence in Costume Design, columbinus, The Baltimore Waltz, Sarah Kane’s…

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Churails: A Subcontinental Samhain

By Rida Akhtar Ghumman Global pop culture has stymied patriarchal benefactions in ways that transcend mere metaphors and metamorphose resistance rather creatively and vivaciously. Often quoted as another wave of feminism, the multi-media creative resistance movements against patriarchy: a cynical conjecture of unjust power distribution, are gradually becoming a majestic hospice that not only helps…

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(Issue 2) TV, Film, & Theater Feature: Lukita Maxwell

Lukita is a Gen Z creative based in LA. She is currently the Head Web Designer and Editor at Sunstroke Magazine, an intersectional, GenZine. In addition to web design for Sunstroke, Lukita is currently working as a film actor. In the past she’s worked with ABC, 20th Century Fox, and most recently, HBO Max. She loves working amongst creatives, on or off a set, in front or behind a camera. Additionally to designing and acting, she’s passionate about photography, sustainability, good coffee, good music and traveling. This past month I got to sit down with Lukita and discuss small conservative towns, interests outside of acting and providing space for others.

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DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT:

RODGER WOODRUFF III Rodger Woodruff is an award nominated filmmaker based in Dallas, Texas. Lately he divides his time between making music videos for local artists he connects with and directing short films. His work has been screened in multiple festivals and featured in Lyrical Lemonade, the Dallas Observer, URBANIA France and more. In his…

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