Category: Film/TV Workplaces

Searing Workplace Drama at MTC

Linda confronts her boss in the workplace drama "Linda" at Manhattan Theatre Club. Photo (C) Richard Termine 2017
Just five days remain to see “Linda” at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Too few plays are set in workplaces, the family living room being the preferred cauldron. But this powerhouse, a UK import by Penelope Skinner, lands a one-two punch. We see Linda at work as a[...]
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“Hidden Figures” as a Workplace Drama

The real Katherine Johnson of "Hidden Figures" at work in 1966. Photo courtesy of NASA.
If you were as wowed by the film and book Hidden Figures as I was, you probably want to read/see it again. Next time around, I plan to focus on the workplace aspect, which director Theodore Melfi brilliantly highlights in the movie. Amid a sea of white[...]
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Springsteen’s Work-Life Memoir

Bruce Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run brilliantly gets to the essential nature of many things: creativity, depression, New Jersey . . . and on top of that it’s a workplace memoir. C’mon, haven’t you dreamt of breaking out of cube life to become a performer? Great reading,[...]
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