Characters Need Siblings by Minh Pham

The breadth of storytelling in cinema knows no bounds. Film is about love and heartbreak, triumph and failure, heroes and villains, dragons and haggard looking people with thick accents, Leonardo DiCaprio and lines of cocaine on butts of beautiful strangers, and so on and so forth. Through decades of beautiful storytelling and the evolution of … Read moreCharacters Need Siblings by Minh Pham

Paraguay, Theatre & College: An Interview with Yvanna Manuela Tassy-Gimenez by Leela Kiyawat

If there’s anything I’ve learned at college, it’s that roommates generally tend to either be your worst enemy or your family for life. Lucky for me, I ended up rooming with one of the coolest performance majors at Fordham University: Yvanna Manuela Tassy-Gimenez. Yvanna is a first year student studying Theatre in the Lincoln Center … Read moreParaguay, Theatre & College: An Interview with Yvanna Manuela Tassy-Gimenez by Leela Kiyawat

New Age Afrofuturism: Using Music and Film to Reference the Past and Create a Narrative of Black Futures by Trinity Townsend

In the media, ideas of the future have historically been portrayed through science fiction. However, when analyzing science fiction as a literary and cinematic genre, Black faces are seldom at the forefront. The 1985 blockbuster Back to The Future is a notable title in science fiction but when looking at the cast list, I see … Read moreNew Age Afrofuturism: Using Music and Film to Reference the Past and Create a Narrative of Black Futures by Trinity Townsend

Pass Over Review by Leela Kiyawat

When asked about her decision to stick with one of her scripts for five years, playwright Antoinette Nwandu merely replied, “I’m staying with it because the divine spirit continues to keep it in my life.” The result of this dedication, which included multiple revisions of the original Off-Broadway ending, is Pass Over, the first Broadway … Read morePass Over Review by Leela Kiyawat

Drewe Goldstein is Branching Out (a Minh Pham interview series) by Minh Pham

The sun blazed outside, as it should on a hot summer’s day in July. Drewe Goldstein doesn’t mind. They settled down comfortably, inside, in a cozy nook of the New York apartment they’d freshly moved into since beginning as the artistic and production assistant for the Montgomery Place Festival at Bard College. I didn’t mind … Read moreDrewe Goldstein is Branching Out (a Minh Pham interview series) by Minh Pham

“We’re Waiting WAT; Or, an English lesson on the word Gimmick” By Thai Harris Singer

*Editor’s note – The author of this piece would like it to be known that this is a work-in-progress, and that the notes from the original doc are very important. So next to the paragraphs with bolded lines there are pictures of the authors notes about the piece. * Don’t expect too much from me, … Read more“We’re Waiting WAT; Or, an English lesson on the word Gimmick” By Thai Harris Singer

CIELITO LINDO By Amber Barrios

A moving bus. MARINA, a 17 year old girl with two endlessly long dutch braids and ribbons sits next to her best friend JOANNA whose hair has an entire bottle’s worth of gel on her head to form the most perfect bun also decorated with colorful ribbons. They each have a Jansport backpack under the … Read moreCIELITO LINDO By Amber Barrios

Six Film and Television Trailers That Will Feed Your Subconscious and Jumpstart Your Frontal Corte By Leela Kiyawat

 I live in California, so on June 15th, I watched some of my fellow (hopefully) vaccinated West Coasters dramatically rip off their masks and head out to long-awaited Margarita nights, Six Flags trips, or movies on the big screen. I myself took a trip to El Cerrito’s Rialto Cinemas with my family to see In … Read moreSix Film and Television Trailers That Will Feed Your Subconscious and Jumpstart Your Frontal Corte By Leela Kiyawat

Eddie and Leah by Niara Mae

A community recreation room- one of those YMCA type of spaces that you can rent out for your private occasions. By itself, the room feels stale, with white walls and floors only marked by dust and wear over the years. The vibrancy and life comes from the people in the space. On one of the … Read moreEddie and Leah by Niara Mae

TWENTY SOMETHING by Minh Pham

EXT. VARIOUS OUTDOOR LOCATIONS – DAYWe hear RACHEL’s (female, 24, former it-girl) voice over scenes from her young adult life. Rachel with friends, boyfriends, family, in her apartment, at graduation, etc. RACHEL (V.O.) I don’t mean to sound conceited, but I have a great life. I have a family that loves me and who I … Read moreTWENTY SOMETHING by Minh Pham

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