Power and Humiliation in the Theatre
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Power and Humiliation in the Theatre

Reflections Post-Harvey Weinstein

14 November 2017

Lydia Stryk adds to the conversation on sexual harassment by people in power, speaking up about her experiences with sexual harassment and humiliation in the theatre.

So, You’re Thinking About Becoming an Expat? A Meditation on Distance and the American Theatre
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So, You’re Thinking About Becoming an Expat? A Meditation on Distance and the American Theatre

11 June 2017

Expat playwright Lydia Stryk considers living and working at a distance from the US.

The Trouble with Lists
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The Trouble with Lists

5 July 2015

Lydia Stryk wonders about the limiting nature of a list and questions how helpful they actually are.

The Block
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The Block

A Short Meditation on the Dramatic End of a Playwright

30 April 2015

Lydia Stryk shares a heartfelt exploration of being unable to continue to write plays after losing two important figures in her life, and notes the bravery that comes with writing.

Economics 101
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Economics 101

Basic Income, anyone?

18 January 2014

Lydia Stryk asks us to change the game and align the industry closer to the human right to make a living wage.

Goodbye from Berlin
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Goodbye from Berlin

A Remembrance of Julie Harris

26 August 2013

Lydia Stryk shares a reflective overview of her friendship with beloved actress Julie Harris.

Interview with Catherine Filloux
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Interview with Catherine Filloux

27 September 2012

Lydia Stryk chats with playwright Catherine Filloux over e-mail.

On Theatricality
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On Theatricality

22 August 2011

Following up to a piece for the Brooklyn Rail on Gesamtkunstwerk, playwright Lydia Stryk contrasts the German practice with contemporary American theatricality and collaborative practices.