Kitty Drexel

Kitty is a disabled artist living with brachial plexus palsy. She writes intersectional feminist theatre reviews for the New England Theatre Geek. She is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, and a co-founder of Boston Opera Collaborative. She recently joined production team of Theatre on Fire. Mrs. Drexel lives in the People's Republic of Camberville, MA with her lovely wife and their cat.

On Harassment Policies for Critics in the Age of #MeToo
Essay

On Harassment Policies for Critics in the Age of #MeToo

26 August 2018

Kitty Drexel discusses how the New England theatre community is working to improve their harassment policies, and what the critic's role can be in making inclusive spaces that are safe for all.

Coney Island’s Fantastical History
Essay

Coney Island’s Fantastical History

What Love Never Dies Leaves Out

1 April 2018

Kitty Drexel writes about the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies to accurately represent the performers with disabilities that made New York City's Coney Island famous.

We Are the Heroes We Need
Essay

We Are the Heroes We Need

Squeaky Fromme, Assassins, and the Call for Arts Activism

28 March 2017

Kitty Drexel writes about Stephen Sondheim's Assassins , and the need for artists to defend natinoal arts funding.

Cultivating Greater Compassion as an Arts Journalist
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Cultivating Greater Compassion as an Arts Journalist

These are articles that have inspired me to be a more compassionate artist and journalist. The writing is honest, passionate, and thoughtful: all qualities that I hope to emulate in my own work as a journalist, producer, and performer.