Me and Sylvia, part 2

Minnesota Women’s Press asked me to write a squib for their “Acting Up” issue, about “the role of the arts in creating social change.” This seemed like a good occasion to revisit Sylvia Pankhurst. What’s the use of art? – Minnesota Women’s Press Anne Bertram is a playwright and executive director of Theatre Unbound,...

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The Temporary Thesis

A scrap from Liability. In “Liability,” Emmett’s character description is “A Sumerologist, currently temping.” When I first started working on that script, I was fascinated by different writing systems, including Emmett’s specialty, Sumerian cuneiform. Early drafts probably had too much about Emmett’s specialty; at any rate, over time, many references to his work got...

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