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 … Read moreDIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT:

Making & Releasing Movies in the Dystopian Present by Miguel Silveria

April 2015.  Heroes are confusing.  As a child in Brazil, I grew accustomed to seeing films from the U.S.A depicting racial injustices being fought by heroic light-skinned fellas who used their rationality and generosity to help liberate the downtrodden from their burdens. It is now clear that if what these films portrayed then is still … Read moreMaking & Releasing Movies in the Dystopian Present by Miguel Silveria

EDITORS’ PICK: FAMILY

I wanted to include an editor’s pick so y’all, our beautiful viewers, can get to know us, your amazing editors. I also wanted to showcase our TV/Film/Theater picks because although it may feel like all you see are white stories or stories of the oppressor, our stories have been here for a while and are … Read moreEDITORS’ PICK: FAMILY

RUN AWAY, RUE: Film Review by Maya Renee Castro

Run Away, Rue tells the story of a young woman who is forced to confront her social anxiety, which manifests in haunting hallucinations caused by menstrual blood loss.  When I watched Run Away, Rue I was really intrigued by the mixture of animation and real life performances. I feel the animation gave the film this … Read moreRUN AWAY, RUE: Film Review by Maya Renee Castro

I Need More Black Girl Friends by Elise Reaves

Havan is a young biracial girl navigating race. She speaks in long poetic monologues as she reflects on her inner world. On stage, she is surrounded by white sock puppets that represent White people and structures in her life. They speak quickly and calculated.  Havan  I was born in the South but that day happened … Read moreI Need More Black Girl Friends by Elise Reaves

My Dream Role by Christina Meiping Chen

“When I look at you, I don’t even see Asian.  You’re so ambiguous, you could play anything!”   These actual words were spoken to me by a white professor at Northeastern University, where I was earning my undergraduate degree in Theatre. But let’s backtrack a bit. How did I get here? How did I get to … Read moreMy Dream Role by Christina Meiping Chen

Latinx and Queer Representation in Hulu’s Love, Victor by E.M Rivera

Love, Victor is Hulu’s spin-off of the successful film Love, Simon and follows a similar narrative; a high-school-aged boy and his coming out journey. The major difference between the show and it’s predecessor is the main character of Love, Victor is Latinx. This is particularly exciting as there are many nuances to Latinx culture, one … Read moreLatinx and Queer Representation in Hulu’s Love, Victor by E.M Rivera

EDITORS’ PICK: Representation

by Maya Renee Castro I wanted to include an editors’ pick so y’all, our beautiful viewers, can get to know us, your amazing editors. I also wanted to showcase our TV/Film/Theater picks because although it may feel like all you see are white stories or stories of the oppressor, our stories have been here for … Read moreEDITORS’ PICK: Representation

(Issue 1) Theater, Film & TV Feature: Iris Beaumier

Interview by Maya Renee Castro & Carolina Meurkens Photography by Joana Meurkens Iris Beaumier is a proud New Yorker and first generation immigrant of French and Ghanaian descent. She is an actor/ singer/ filmmaker with a passion for environmentalism and social change. Iris and I met as freshmen at LaGuardia High School Music & Art … Read more(Issue 1) Theater, Film & TV Feature: Iris Beaumier

CLOUDLOGIC by Robert Alexander Wray

CHARACTERS  Kate  Joan  Becca  TIME  Present  PLACE  A mountain overlook  (KATE, JOAN and BECCA, on the edge of a clifftop)  KATE  …It’s a short walk…Just a few short steps and you’re…  BECCA  Off the cliff.  JOAN  Splat.  KATE  …This is where I go when I need peace. I sit here, on this rock, look out … Read moreCLOUDLOGIC by Robert Alexander Wray

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