Stripper Role Sparks Artist’s Body Acceptance

An unexpected part in the musical “Gypsy” triggered performance artist Stephanie Howell’s love of her body and shaped her career, she says in this excerpt of her essay in the anthology “Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction.”

I Can Write a Play and See an Idea Flicker By

This month, Women’s Enews presents an excerpt of an interview with Pearl Cleage, an African-American novelist and playwright, as published in “Women Who Write Plays: Interviews with American Dramatists,” by Alexis Greene.