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Carey Purcell

Carey Purcell is a New York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a progressive young woman. A member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle, Carey has also contributed to ElleJezebel, Salon, the Huffington PostAlternet.orgBroadway Style GuideTheaterMania.comNewYork.com, and WHERE New York magazine. She can be followed on Twitter @CareyPurcell.

Sheila Puts Women Center Stage
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Sheila Puts Women Center Stage

30 January 2018

Can friendships survive a separation in time, values, and life choices? Carey Purcell looks at the quiet questioning of the role of women in Sheila by The Associates.

The Complications of Sex
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The Complications of Sex

The Sex Myth

13 September 2017

Carey Purcell engages the complications of sex in The Sex Myth, presented at HERE Arts Center in New York City. 

Changing the Script for Women Directors
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Changing the Script for Women Directors

Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy

24 August 2016

Carey Purcell talks to Diane Paulus and Liesl Tommy about all women creative teams.

The Women of Summer
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The Women of Summer

7 August 2016

Carey Purcell looks at female artistic leadership of summer companies at New York Stage and Film, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Cat-Calling and Crashing the Set
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Cat-Calling and Crashing the Set

Performers Sound Off About Street Harassment

10 April 2016

Carey Pucell reports on the harassment faced by women street performers in NYC and the preponderance of street harassment of women in our society.

Equal Pay for Equal Work
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Equal Pay for Equal Work

The Need for the ERA in the Arts

24 January 2016

Journalist Carey Purcell discusses her takeaways from December’s Percolating Gender Parity symposium, and how gender-based pay discrepancies affect women in theatre.