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Should Theater Reviews Be Held Accountable From A Social Justice Viewpoint?

Howard Sherman on the (latest) Hedy Weiss controversy: "Many theatres are trying to address systemic racism in their practices, just as progressive activists are working vigorously to address that deep racial and ethnic inequality in society at large. So for artists committed to those goals who find their creative work viewed through a frequently dismissive […]
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