Straight to the Point: Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men

November 18, 2014 3:06 AM

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Gary Wilmes, Pete Simpson, James Stanley, and Austin Pendleton in Straight White Men, a co-production with Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, written and directed by Young Jean Lee, running at The Public Theater. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg.

"Straight white men" are three words that I hear a lot. Often they are the subtext behind generalizations on TV or even in small talk. When people say, "this is how it is for everyone," it tends to be a straight, white, man talking about "everyone" who is also a straight, white, man. So, when I firs...

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