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When you read The Flashpaper, you can . . .

. . . experience the urgent ideas of the country’s most exciting theatre artists.

. . . relish how many forms those ideas take, from scripts and essays to graphic novels, photo diaries, and more. 

. . . hold an actual, physical publication—a talisman of where we are at this moment.

. . . support artists with 100% of the profits from your purchase. 

 

To put it another way:

The Flashpaper: Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now is a biannual publication in which 10-12 theatre artists and/or theatre companies create new work that responds to a specific prompt about an urgent current event. Their responses are published to elevate their voices, provide them with compensation, and present a snapshot of how they are collectively engaging with the present moment.

The Flashpaper only exists in print. Snippets might be available online, but the full experience is in the tangible publication.

 

 
Inside Issue 2
Winter 2020

A reported piece

by Katie Mallinson

An essay

by Megan Sandberg-Zakian 

A short story 

by Layla Bahmanziari 

 

An essay

by Nia Akilah Robinson

A coloring book 

by Kate Tarker

A manifesto

by Jennifer Haley and Olivia George

A play

by Max Mondi & Nana Dakin 


An essay

by Jose Solís

A monologue by

Crystal Chase

An essay 

by Aaron Coleman

A prose poem 

by Caridad Svich

and conversations with both Academy Award winner John Ridley and singer-songwriter Dar Williams

 

Evan Cabnet 

Artistic Director of LCT3 at

Lincoln Center Theater

"In this moment of true chaos, thank god for The Flashpaper for providing a space for theatre artists to reflect and to share their hard-won insights, profound wisdom, and beautiful dreams of better times ahead. I’m so grateful for this oasis of serious thought and creative energy." 

David Henry Hwang

Tony Award-winning & Pulitzer Prize-nominated Playwright

"The Flashpaper: Theatre’s Thoughts on Right Now gathers together a new and vital community. On these pages, we will share our lives and work during this pandemic, our discoveries in isolation, and our innovations as we emerge to rebuild the theatre. In doing so, we may even rediscover our roots."

John Ridley

Academy Award winner for 12 Years a Slave. Emmy-nominated creator of American Crime.

"I appreciate the perspective of The Flashpaper, and I appreciate having artists engage with the idea of justice. I believe art really is a lever, and if you use it correctly, it can create change."

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WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

$1 GOES TO

each contributing entity (whether an individual artist or a group). They are all indie theatre artists or indie theatre companies.

$1 GOES TO

The Flashpaper’s editor, Mark Blankenship. (He’s also an indie artist.) 

$1 GOES TO

The Flashpaper’s publisher, Ben Van Buren. (He’s also an indie artist.)

$1.50 GOES TO

The particular issue's benefiting organization.

THE REST OF YOUR MONEY

covers production costs.

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CONTACT

Mark Blankenship, Editor and Founder

Ben Van Buren, Publisher

theflashpaperjournal@gmail.com

John Wyszniewski, Press Representative

john@everymanagency.com

 

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