Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Michelle Chan Brown'

Split This Rock: New Political Poetries & Drama

Everyone the Dresser encountered at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival said this STR Festival (the fourth) was the best he or she had attended. Top on the list of compliments was those panelists were so prepared and had compelling content. Case in point was this workshop attended March 29: Witnessing New Political Poetries: Documentation, Intertextuality & Hybridity Michael Broek, Michelle Chan Brown, Jehanne Dubrow, Suzanne Parker As moderator Michael Broek posed this question as the point of engagement for the panel: What obligations do we have to ourselves as writers and to our readers when it comes to...

The Undate-able Frances Ha

Without the complications of a sexual relationship, Noah Baumbach's film Frances Ha is reminiscent of Woody Allen's film Annie Hall. Or rather Greta Gerwig's rendering of the character Frances Ha reminds the Dresser of Diane Keaton's rendering of Annie Hall. There is something uniquely wonderful and whacky about how Frances and Annie approach the challenges of life in New York City. Both seem more suited for the laidback life of California where a young woman can behave in irresponsible ways that East coast rigor does not sanction. Blond, trying-to-make-it-as-a-modern-dancer Frances, in fact, is a Californian and, among the places she...

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