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Re: “TheatreFIRST Gets Aggressive with Diversity

I so appreciate this article profiling theater companies dedicated to presenting diverse work. As the Managing Director of Crowded Fire Theater Company, I would like to make a clarification about the focus of our work as one stat noted is misleading.

You indicate that over "half of the works and productions [at Crowded Fire] are led by and focused on queer women of color." This is inaccurate.

We do aggressively promote diversity in the selection of the work we choose. For context, here is our mission statement: Crowded Fires ensemble produces poetic, bold theater created by new and contemporary artists. We seek to engage our community by producing adventurous work, innovative in structure, which addresses the diverse political and social concerns of our audiences.

For example, since 2009, 99% of Crowded Fire's plays have been written by women, people of color, and/or queer-identifying playwrights. Our 2016 seasons mainstage reflects 73% actors of color; 100% playwrights of color, and 75% directors of color. 75% of our directors this year are also female.

We invite you to check out our work in the future!

Tiffany Cothran, Managing Director Crowded Fire Theater
www.crowdedfire.org

Posted by Tiffany Cothran on 11/17/2016 at 5:49 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: Fucking Is Part of the Fight Against Trump

Keep him home: Have the happiest, merriest, joyfullest, celebration. Marry your boyfriend! Do it for all of us who wish we could be there to celebrate with you, have fun, love you xo

Posted by carol Wild on 11/17/2016 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Public Defender Turned Solo Performer in The Golden Hammer

'Formerly' trained as an actor, or formally trained?

Posted by Kalliope Bellesis on 11/14/2016 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

I am basically writing you back to give you all of my thanks. Ever since I finished working on the first kit (Love Me Again), my results have been excellent. All I can say is YES, YES YES!! You have been a great help to me and very patient as well. That is so important. When people start working on things that are new to them, there is so much that they don't know. Especially since working on such kits you are calling on spirits for help and you don't want to make any mistakes because you're afraid that anything could go wrong if the work is not done right (such as myself) and I know that I have questioned you a lot. I can admit that I was having some doubts at first and that I was just hoping that this relationship could be helped due to all of the negativity in the relationship. Now I know that there was help and hope for us once again. You have been the best as far as love spell is concern and responding to questions in a timely manner. And I can also tell that you as the support staff are very bright and well educated people. I just wanted to leave you with this note. But mainly you. Even though I know that there are other spell caster, you have been the one that i have really seen a good result from the casting of the spell....thanks once again Dr LALA ( drlalaspelltemple@outlook.com or drlalaspelltemple1@gmail.com). Or call him on +16692213962

Posted by Tiffany Jason on 11/11/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

It still hard to believe that after 3years of breakup Dr JATTO was still able to restore me and my boyfriend together. it all happened 3years ago when i and my boyfriend was in the room suddenly his phone rang and he picked and i over heard him talking to a lady about meeting her up later. so when he finished making the call. i asked him about and he burst out suddenly annoyed and furious and was telling me that i shouldn't asked him again about any question that was how our argument started and with annoyance dressed up and left home and ever since then he refuse to come back to home again. but after all i was confused i was just searching through the internet how i can get my boyfriend can return back home to me i suddenly came across Dr JATTO testimony how he has re-unite boyfriend back to their girlfriend. i contact him and asked him for help and he assure me of a solution that will bring back my lover back to me again and never to leave ever again and he cast a spell for me and after 24hours my boyfriend came back to me and today we are happy together. contact his Email:drjattolovespellteple@gmail.com or drjattolovespelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or his mobile number:: +2347050270268 or you visit his web page::http://drjattolovespellte.wixsite.com/spelltempl...

Posted by Janet Smith on 11/07/2016 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

what a wonderful world we are living, i still doubt this spell caster how he did it!!! i am Morgan Tamara am from USA I am so happy to let the whole word know how this powerful spell caster saved my marriage.Everything was going down the drain as my husband can not stop cheating on me with other women. It became used to always heating on me. I tried to make him stop, but I couldn't help the situation, the more I tried, the harder it becomes. At times we will fight and go apart for some months and we will come back again just because of our kids. One day a friend told me about this spell caster who helped her too, his name is Dr.voodoo, she said he uses white magic spells to solve spiritual problems. I decided to give it a try, I contacted him and he told me it will take just 2 to 3 days and I will see great changes in my husband. He actually cast a spell, believe me after 2 to 3 days of the spell, my husband was confessing different names of woman he has slept with. He begged for forgiveness and never to try it again. From that day till now, my mind is at rest. My husband dislike every other women on earth except me. And am so happy to have him for myself alone.The spell casters contact his email at: voodoospelltemple66temple@gmail.com

Posted by Morgan Tamara on 11/06/2016 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

I never believed that i could finally get back the happiness and the love that was gone after my husband left me totally. I couldn't just believe that spells and magic could turn my thoughts and my dreams into reality in getting back with my husband after he served me with divorce papers.. my ex husband after the divorce never showed up to me and the kids anymore, he finally made up his mind on me and said it was over. 2 years after our divorce, i was still out trying to get him back and i did all that i knew best could make him happy, and my mum and everybody around just advised i should forget about him and move on with my life, because they felt he was gone forever and was never gonna return. But i never gave up on trying to get him back, because i so much loved him beyond what anybody could ever imagine. I met a spell caster, and what drew my attention most was the reviews people was writting about this spell caster when i contacted him. And that so much gave me the assurance because i have heard much more on how he has helped alot of people... and with the help that this spell caster rendered to me, he saved my marriage and reunited me and my ex husband back together again with his powerful spells. Thank you so much Dr LaLa for your help in reuniting me and my husband again, if not for you, my life would have permanently turned out to be a mess. His Website: http://drlalaspelltemple.wixsite.com/dr-lala Email drlalaspelltemple@outlook.com.

Posted by Sonya Greg on 11/01/2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

James and I were together for 3 years and lived together for two until he was moved to another state for job in March of last year.Sept was the last time we spent time together.We went for a vacation and had a fabulous time,not knowing it would be the last time I would see him.He stopped calling Nov,and just sent me a text saying he did not want to talk.I did not pursue it because I thought he just needed some space.March came rolling in,and I found out he got married.How could it be?I found out,shortly before we started dating,he was communicating with a girl from another country and made a trip there once and proposed to her.He made another trip in 2015.She finally came to the country Jan of this year and I figured the reason he dumped me was when he found out she was approved to come to the US.I made the huge mistake of going to the social media and found the womans posts of their wedding and trips,etc.That hurt me more than I could imagine.It has been 8 months since Ive seen him but just cant get him out of my head.Honestly,I feel very jealous of his now.I wake up in the morning feeling nonexistent,empty and wishing I dont wake up so I dont have to feel the same pain I could never get accustomed to.The deceit and the fact that I was used and hurt so bad that I dont think I could move past it.I decide to seek the help of a psychologist because I knew I was losing it. As I searched the internet, I found cases similar to mine and some,even worse.But all of them sang praises of a man whom helped them restoring their broken relationships,marriages and familyDr Kene Dilli. I was supprised and decided to give it a try as I contacted his email I found in those testimonies; {kenedillitemples AT yahoo DOT com}. Behold,after doing all he instructed,he sent me a parcel plus the steps needed as reguarding the parcel.Now,I have got back my loverJames,and he has filed for a divorce with the other lady he married. #HappyToBeBackWithJames.

Posted by henderzabeth on 10/22/2016 at 1:32 AM

Re: “Dan Savage The Sports Writer Comes Off the Bench for Dan Savage the Sex Columnist

I am Bob Odia i want to say a big thanks to Pa Oba who brought back my wife after she divorced me two years ago, i love this woman so much because she is the mother of my kids and i love her so much, but I never knew what came over her that made her thinks that i was cheating on her, so she asked for divorce, but i want to give a big appreciations to the great Pa Oba who brought her back to my life, and now myself and my wife and kids are living happily like never before, so i want you people to thank Pa Oba for helping me.
If you are have any problem and you are confused and you do not know what to do, just try Pa Oba and contact him on obastarspell@gmail.com or visit http://obastarspell.webs.com for more info he can help you out of that your problems.

Posted by odia on 10/21/2016 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

Grateful to the Dr JATTO for restoring me back to my Husband for 7 months now i have been separated from my husband, we only had a little misunderstanding and that is how we got on wrong foot he told me to leave his house that he do not want to marry me anymore, he was so angry so i plead with him to please forgive me but he didn't pay any attention, he was seriously angry, since then he never called me and doesn't pick my phone call, i was so confused and in the process of looking for help i came across the testimony of how Dr JATTO has helped so many others so i have to contact his email adders:( drjattolovespelltemple@yahoo.co.uk) and when i contacted him i wrote to him asked for his help without wasting any more time he replied me and told me that he will cast a spell that will make my husband to come back begging me i believed and that was it,he cast a spell and within 2 days my husband came back pleading and promising me that he will never leave me, and that was how my happiness begun. contact Dr JATTO on his Email: drjattolovespellteple@gmail.com or drjattolovespelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or call him through his mobile number: +2347050270268 or contact him directly through his website:http://drjattolovespellte.wixsite.com/....

Posted by Taylar Calin on 10/20/2016 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Dan Savage: Discusing Trump, Misogyny and Sexual Predators with your Daughter

I was roller skating (metal skates tightened with a key) as a youngster very close to in front of my suburban home in Wakefield MA when a strange man exposed himself to me - I really had no idea what this was and stared. I don't recall him saying anything but he might have. He moved on and I went home. I don't recall whether I told my mother vaguely thinking it might have somehow been "my fault" - my mother was a classic over-reactor and would have gone after him with a baseball bat or worse and made a real scene - which I didn't like to see at the time! Nothing happened or so I thought but I never ever forgot the occurrence. I may have been six or eight when this happened. All this Trump stuff in the headlines is very distasteful to many.

Posted by Francesca M. Austin on 10/19/2016 at 12:19 PM

Re: “The Oakland Museum of California’s Homage to the Black Panther Party

Looking forward to seeing this exhibit. Growing up in East Oakland, the BP were always very
Much a part of the fabric of Oakland and it's transformational consciousness. It has also been something I felt was missing- a monument in Oakland acknowledging the indelible impact the BPP has had and it's legacy continues on in Oakland and the Nation. This should happen while legacy BPP folks are around to know their sacrifice is acknowledged. All power

Posted by Dorette on 10/16/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

James and I were together for 3 years and lived together for two until he was moved to another state for job in March of last year.Sept was the last time we spent time together.We went for a vacation and had a fabulous time,not knowing it would be the last time I would see him.He stopped calling Nov,and just sent me a text saying he did not want to talk.I did not pursue it because I thought he just needed some space.March came rolling in,and I found out he got married.How could it be?I found out,shortly before we started dating,he was communicating with a girl from another country and made a trip there once and proposed to her.He made another trip in 2015.She finally came to the country Jan of this year and I figured the reason he dumped me was when he found out she was approved to come to the US.I made the huge mistake of going to the social media and found the woman’s posts of their wedding and trips,etc.That hurt me more than I could imagine.It has been 8 months since I’ve seen him but just can’t get him out of my head.Honestly,I feel very jealous of his now.I wake up in the morning feeling nonexistent,empty and wishing I don’t wake up so I don’t have to feel the same pain I could never get accustomed to.The deceit and the fact that I was used and hurt so bad that I don’t think I could move past it.I decide to seek the help of a psychologist because I knew I was losing it. As I searched the internet, I found cases similar to mine and some,even worse.But all of them sang praises of a man whom helped them restoring their broken relationships,marriages and family…Dr Kene Dilli. I was supprised and decided to give it a try as I contacted his email I found in those testimonies; kenedillitemples AT yahoo DOT com. Behold,after doing all he instructed,he sent me a parcel plus the steps needed as reguarding the parcel.Now,I have got back my lover…James,and he has filed for a divorce with the other lady he married. #HappyToBeBackWithJames.

Posted by henderzabeth on 10/15/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: Senior Moments (AKA Questions from 'Sexagenarians')

After my second marriage ended, I did not date for 5 or so years. I reasoned, "After 30 years of bad sex, why would I want any more?" Then there was a tragic death in our family that laid me low. My cousins encouraged me to think about dating again. Because I respect their judgment, I put myself out there on various dating sites with no luck. Being a smart girl, I find that lots of men find me intimidating. Then I found the right site, and the right man. We had great chemistry and wonderful days together for 6 years. There are lots of ways to enhance your libido even in your 60s. Testosterone creams can enhance orgasms, homone creams for vagina help manage moisture and flesibility of tissue. But mainly, it was so life-affirming to touch someone who delighted in touching me back. That relationship ended but I have been seeing another man for nearly four years now. Give it a try.

Posted by Deborah Lagutaris on 10/13/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Seven Must-See East Bay Exhibits that Honor the Black Panther Party's Fiftieth Anniversary

I wrote this song last week in honor of the Black Panther Party:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORAJYtDi-Qk&feature=youtu.be

If invited, I will perform it at the anniversary events.

Richard Ochs,
Baltimore MD

Posted by Richard Ochs on 10/09/2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Dan Savage: Should You Tell Him or Her That You're Cheating? Or Keep it Secret?

How to save your relationship and married When your partner Wants a Divorce

My wife and I separated 4 months ago and our children, Emily and Robert, live with her but see me every weekend. I was totally devastated and confused until a old friend of mine told me about a spell caster on the internet called prophet Williams who help people with their relationship and marriage problem by the powers of love spells, at first I doubted if such thing ever exists but decided to give it a try, when I contacted him, he helped me cast a spell and within 48hours my wife came back to me and started apologizing, now she has stopped going out with men and she is with me for good and for real. you can Contact on { prophetwilliamsspiritualtemple@gmail.com }. If you are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back your husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend E.T.C . contact prophet Williams , E-mail:{ prophetwilliamsspiritualtemple@gmail.com } Thank you so much Prophet Williams , i will always be testifying about your good work. Anthony , NY, United States.

Posted by James Brown 1 on 10/08/2016 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Seven Must-See East Bay Exhibits that Honor the Black Panther Party's Fiftieth Anniversary

La Pena Cultural Center https://m.facebook.com/LaPenaCulturalCente…

Revolution 2.0 an exhibition featuring Black Panther Party photo gallery, Inkworks Press posters, Zapatista art intersections and local artists. On through October 10th
Ranil Abeysekera

Posted by Ranil Abeysekera on 10/07/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Seven Must-See East Bay Exhibits that Honor the Black Panther Party's Fiftieth Anniversary

LIFE IS LIVING in collaboration with Oakland Museum of California. DeFremery Park at 16th Street & Adeline in West Oakland. Community Art Mural Projects. October 8, 2016. 10 am to 5 pm Saturday. Music. Food. Dance. Art. Drum Circle. Hip Hop. SkatePark. FREE. lifeisliving.org

Posted by Charles Valoroso 1 on 10/06/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Seven Must-See East Bay Exhibits that Honor the Black Panther Party's Fiftieth Anniversary

You failed to mention the wonderful exhibit at the Oakland Main Library's Oakland History Room, "Revolution is a Daily Struggle: remembering the Black Panther Party's Social Programs." http://oaklandlibrary.org/exhibits/revolution-daily-struggle-remembering-black-panther-partys-social-programs
The Panthers were fulfilling lots of basic social needs that the local and state governments were not addressing. That's an important part of their legacy. Check out this exhibit!

Posted by DLazard on 10/06/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Eleanor Roosevelt's Great Lesbian Love Affair

Sometimes in life giving up is not the best option, some of us couldn't even take NO for an answer,I am one of such,i and my husband has be broke up for more than 4 month now and i love him so much to the extend that i could not do any thing again, i was confused and depress due to the love i had for him.i did everything i could do to have him come back to me but all went in vain. so i decided to contact a spell caster, i did not believe in spell casting i just want to try it may be it would work out for me. i contacted Dr Zaba for help, he told me that he have to cast a love spell on him, i told him to start it. after 3 days my husband called me and started to apologize for leaving me and also he told me that he still love me. i was very happy and i thank Dr Zaba for helping me get back my ex husband back to my hands.it highly unbelievable it just too real to be real all you ladies who Still care about your lover i strongly advice you to contact Dr Zaba at the following email address and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..Contact him direct at (Zabalovespell@gmail.com) call his cell phone
+2347064294395

Posted by andrewjean060@gmail.com on 10/05/2016 at 8:16 PM

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