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Author Spotlight: Allison Fradkin
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Today's UPSTAGED! interview is with Allison Fradkin, who (in her own words) is "a triple threat—patron, playwright, performer." Her YA story, "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Queer," is one of the most original pieces I've ever worked on. My own kids—performers themselves—loved it, their favorite part being identifying all the wonderful Broadway shows tucked inside.
What attracted you to the performing arts?
Remember the episode of I Love Lucy, "Lucy's Italian Movie," wherein the film's producer inquires, "Tell me, Mrs. Ricardo, have you ever...
Author Spotlight: Renee Young
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This week, we're featuring interviews with some of the UPSTAGED! authors. Today, we have Renee Young. Her story, "The Helsinki Incident," is best described as atmospheric, sensual science fiction. I don't know about you, but I could do with reading more in that realm.
What inspired you to write your latest story?
A writer friend of mine was sharing an experience from her past where she had a deep personal insight while attending a work meeting in Helsinki and I jokingly called it her Helsinki Incident....
A New Anthology: Queer Women in Performing Arts
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This weekend, we were thrilled to announce our call for submissions for a new anthology: Upstaged: queer women in performing arts. This is a project close to my heart as someone who has been on stage as a symphony violinist for the majority of my life and with two children in the arts.
The idea was born after a friend had the opportunity to appear in The Vagina Monologues. As a result, she created a...