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Melissa F. Moschitto

MELISSA F. MOSCHITTO is the Founding Artistic Director of The Anthropologists, an ensemble theater company based in New York City. She is an award-winning playwright and director as well as an arts and culture writer.(

The Revolution Will Be....Poetic People Power

If politicians want to defund the National Endowment for the Arts, it may be because they are afraid of the power of art. If they are afraid of the power of art, it’s because they recognize the potency of the poet’s words.

Come ’n’ Get It: Conni’s Restaurant Lands in Brooklyn

It was the end of the summer of 2007, and Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant was threatening to end my relationship with my not-yet-husband. We were lost in Bushwick on a steamy August afternoon, desperately searching for the Bushwick Starr, a vanguard performance venue we’d never heard of.

Superhero Clubhouse: the Call to Grow Theater

Wednesday, November 9, 8:30ish p.m. in a studio in midtown Manhattan: a rehearsal for Superhero Clubhouse’s SATURN (a play about food) has stalled.

Superhero Clubhouse: the Call to Grow Theater

Founded in 2007 by Jeremy Pickard, Superhero Clubhouse is a “society of theater artists engaged in making original plays and events about the natural world via a green and collaborative process.” How they make their work is equally as important as the subject matter itself.


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