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“Esspy,” a New Play by Nandita Shenoy, Charts Unique Doctor-Patient Relationship

“Esspy,” a New Play by Nandita Shenoy, Charts Unique Doctor-Patient Relationship

Actors often have side hustles, from waiting tables to word processing, but rarely are their performance skills so utilized as when they become “standardized patients,” presenting scripted symptoms to medical students in simulated doctor-patient exchanges. Actor and playwright Nandita Shenoy has played these mock clinical gigs in her career, and drew on her experiences for Esspy, her … Read Full Article→

Book-Banning Drama “Alabama Story” Makes Its Tampa Premiere

Book-Banning Drama “Alabama Story” Makes Its Tampa Premiere

Florida’s Powerstories Theatre, the nonprofit professional theater devoted to “true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide,” will present the Tampa premiere of Kenneth Jones’ fact-based censorship drama Alabama Story January 11-21, 2024, at the Straz Center’s Shimberg Playhouse. The production coincides with a time of heated debate about what books and curricula … Read Full Article→