A Thousand Voices

Theresa was the invited speaker at the annual ART/NY Curtain Call presentation at the Laura Pels Theater on March 15, 2010. The following is the text of her speech: A THOUSAND VOICES Because I am someone who believes in the power of storytelling, I am going to tell you a story. It is the story [Read more →]

When did art get so dull?

Barack Obama’s inauguration was as joyous as it was serious. So why, save for Aretha Franklin, was the culture on show so boring? OK, like everyone else in America – and many people around the world – yesterday I watched the inauguration of Barack Obama on CNN. These were my favourite parts: 1. Our new [Read more →]

Broadway’s Glass Ceiling

The majority of plays on the Great White Way this year are about men and written by men. Want to hear some scary statistics? Boys, boys, boys! This year on Broadway it is a celebration of boys! Step aside, girls – it’s time for the boys! The New York Times tells us this week that [Read more →]

The Greatest ‘It Girl’ Moments of All Time

This is my top ten list of great It Girl moments through history: 1. Marilyn Monroe singing the most mind numbing version of Happy Birthday imaginable, to the president of the United Sates, in front of the entire country. 2. Paulette Bonaparte (Napoleon’s little sister) posing naked for Canova. When shocked socialites asked her if [Read more →]

It Girls

In October of 1999, The New Yorker magazine ran a picture of two pretty teenagers dressed in really snaky dresses. They sort of loosely held onto pillows in which they were not even vaguely interested; they looked at the camera with a sultry teenage confidence as if to say, ah, you’ve interrupted us in the [Read more →]