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Manuel Betancourt

Manuel is a New York City-based writer interested in LGBT issues, media, and pop culture. He’s a regular contributor to The Film Experience, a book reviewer over at Slant Magazine, and his work has been featured in Film Quarterly, Theater Journal, MicNews, and PopMatters. He also has a PhD in English but hates bragging about it. You can find more of his work on his personal site. Follow him on Twitter: @bmanuel.

A Man For This Season
Essay

A Man For This Season

On Ben Foster’s Monstrous Stanley Kowalski

23 June 2016

Manuel Betancourt on the Young Vic’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

On the Timely Racial Politics of The Royale
Essay

On the Timely Racial Politics of The Royale

24 March 2016

Manuel Betancourt on The Royale by Marco Ramírez at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.

Exploring Gay Panic Humor in Broadway’s Something Rotten!
Essay

Exploring Gay Panic Humor in Broadway’s Something Rotten!

8 December 2015

Manuel Betancourt on gay panic humor in Something Rotten! on Broadway.

From The Public to Broadway
Essay

From The Public to Broadway

Fun Home’s Growing Pains

22 October 2015

Manuel Betancourt on the development journey of Tony-winning Broadway musical Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori.