Cassidy Dawn Graves
Cassidy Dawn Graves is a freelance writer, producer, and multidisciplinary performer based in Brooklyn. She curates and produces two variety shows, a seasonal showcase for women and gender non-conforming creators called Am I Write, Ladies? and a monthly benefit show called Pairs N' Chairs she hosts with performer Jessy Yates. Cassidy has written for PAPER Magazine, Gothamist, Brokelyn, Bedford + Bowery, INTO, HowlRound, and others. Subscribe to her weekly newsletter of upcoming shows, writing, and other goings-on at tinyletter.com/cdg. cassidydawngraves.com
NewCritcriticism & analysis
Cassidy Dawn Graves writes about the anti-capitalist narrative present in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and the significance of producing the musical in 2018.
Cassidy Dawn Graves writes about Thomas Ostermeier’s production of Richard III and questions why we still see able-bodied actors playing characters with disabilities.
Is sexual assault a daring subject for satire? Cassidy Dawn Graves considers Michael Yates Crowley’s The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias and how satire may be the perfect tone to portray the empowerment of the disempowered.
Wild Women of Planet Wongo is a cliched tribute to sci-fi and B-movies about worlds without men.