In Conversation with Tema Smith on Being Black and Jewish in North America

Image description: Tema Smith, curly haired and bespectacled, smiling.  Some time in March of 2021, I had the opportunity to speak to Tema Smith, who describes herself as a “diversity advocate, writer, and Jewish community builder.” My conversation with her took place via Zoom (as all pandemic-lockdown interviews happen to take place). From the comfort […]

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Preview: The Architect

Dom Applewhite (The Pillowman) continues his voyage into experimental theatre with a novel approach to fending off the critics.  Intrepid reviewers were welcomed into the troubled household of the Black family, the cast of 7th week’s The Architect, directed by Sam Ward.   Tensions run high in this suburban 2 up 1 down, as parents Leo […]

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Back to Black

    I remember someone once told me that they only wore black so as not to distract them from their own personality and vibrant thoughts.  I also remember thinking that this was ridiculous.  I certainly don’t wear black to make any kind of philosophical statement.  Yet simple, elegant, and multi-functional, black certainly is my […]

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