Of Or Relating to Christmas Cinema: Act One

Did you know that the movie “Die Hard” is not just fun escapism but a commentary on the capitalistic nature of Christmas and its separation, over time, from its religious roots? It’s true. The movie is set at Christmas time. Hans Gruber and co. steal $640 million in bearer bonds during the Nakatomi Corporation’s Christmas … More Of Or Relating to Christmas Cinema: Act One

The Responsibility of Performer-in-Chief

Theater is performance that reflects a version of reality back onto us. Performative language, when communicated in the real world, not only describes reality, but changes the reality being described. Saying equals doing. The language used by leaders shapes not only the culture of their group, but the very fabric of what that group represents … More The Responsibility of Performer-in-Chief