Alongside this special issue on “Feminisms Now”, these online Interventions celebrate the formal and conceptual diversity of both feminist performance and scholarship.
Some of New York company Half Straddle were once students of Gwendolyn Alker; now she takes her current students to see their work. Here she reflects on their ‘gloriously queer’ aesthetics and lineages of feminism.
With its hip-hop aesthetics and colour conscious casting, Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical is an international phenomenon – but, Clare Chandler asks, what agency does it give its female characters?
“Because softness means being careful with one’s self”, an audio work by Jessica Worden, both describes and enacts an aesthetics (and ethics) of softness, vulnerability and care.