The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Pondering the Role of the Performing Arts in History

By Rachael Nuckles Earlier this month, the official filmed version of Broadway’s Hamilton premiered on streaming platform Disney Plus. This production fits our blog’s theme of “revolution” in several ways. Not only does the plot retell some key moments of the historical Revolutionary War, but it relies on nonwhite actors to do so. As I wrote in a previous post about Broadway’s Slave Play, theater … Continue reading The Revolution Will Be Dramatized: Pondering the Role of the Performing Arts in History

Mi’Shaye Venerable: Black, Queer, Woman Activist and Community Organizer

Video recorded by Mi’Shaye Venerable. Synthesis written by ReVisionist sr. editor, Sidney Wegener, and approved by Mi’Shaye Venerable. Mi’Shaye Venerable is a California State University Stanislaus alumni as well as an organizer and activist in the Sacramento area. She has been organizing Black Lives Matter protests in the Sacramento area alongside three other queer Black women. As a collective, they call for accountability and defunding … Continue reading Mi’Shaye Venerable: Black, Queer, Woman Activist and Community Organizer

“90’s Love,” “Love Washed in Rainbow and Sunshine,” and “Liberation of Mind, The Rise of Consciousness and Destruction of Racism”

By Christina Parker 90’s Love  I want to be the Timmy to your Fairy Odd Parents,  The Wild to Your Thornberry,  The Jimmy to your Neutron,  The Danny to your Phantom,  I’m not promising a fairytale ending,  An All That Show with a Kenan and Kel flow,  I’m not That’s So Raven but my future is dim without you.  Who loves you?  Christina loves you!  … Continue reading “90’s Love,” “Love Washed in Rainbow and Sunshine,” and “Liberation of Mind, The Rise of Consciousness and Destruction of Racism”

A Radical Moment in Theater: “Slave Play,” Accessibility, and Discomfort on Broadway

By Rachael Nuckles “At the MacGregor Plantation, nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems. It’s an antebellum fever-dream as three interracial couples converge to rip open history at the intersection of race, love, sex, and sexuality in 21st-century America.” (Slave Play Official Website) (Promotional shot of actress Joaquina Kalukango. Photo courtesy of Slave Play Instagram account @slaveplaybway) Theater has a … Continue reading A Radical Moment in Theater: “Slave Play,” Accessibility, and Discomfort on Broadway