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Review of Mono/Poly Play

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Brian Reynolds’s new play Mono/Poly is a laugh-out-loud exploration of the shenanigans that ensue when two monogamous couples meet a polyamorous triad. This delightful and rousing play just opened at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles, and I had the pleasure of seeing it twice and sitting on the panels after each performance.

 

Having attended many, many plays I am well aware of how painfully bad theater can be, and I must admit that I was a little bit nervous about sitting on the panels after the show. What would I say if it was terrible? To my absolute delight (and a little bit of relief), Mono/Poly was fantastic! Great dialog that was both witty and believable, a completely plausible and yet interesting plot, and incredible actors perfectly cast in their roles made the show an amusing and satisfying experience. I was sad to see it end and could definitely have watched a third act, which is a major statement for my ADHD-short-span-of-attention-for-entertainment self.

 

This was the first showing, and Reynolds is in talks with other theaters in the LA area who may host another performance of the production in a larger space. Let us all hope that those talks come to fruition with another staging of Mono/Poly sooner than later. If you get the chance to see this wonderful play, jump at it! I can’t wait to see it again — on Broadway.

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Well & Good Interviews Dr. Eli Sheff on Open Relationship Pros & Cons

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Zoe Weiner at Well and Good interviewed me recently about when open relationships work, and when they don’t.

 

 

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/health-pros-cons-of-open-relationship/

 

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Love Maps with Dr. Elisabeth Sheff Premiers TONIGHT on AIB Network

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Love Maps with Dr. Eli:

Exploring Polyamory Part One

Thursday, 8/18 @ 10p

Sunday @ 12p

Tuesday @ 5:30p

Wednesday @ 9:30a

 

Love Maps : Exploring Polyamory Part Two

Thursday, 8/25 @ 10p

Sunday @ 12p

Tuesday @ 5:30p

Wednesday @ 9:30a

 

AIB can be found on channel 295 on Comcast and channel 6 on AT&T U-verse, as well as atwww.aibtv.com/aibeverywhere.

 

The show will also “migrate” in a few weeks to our youtube site at “aib studios.”

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Review of Polyqueer: Gender, Race, and Polyamory

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In Polyqueer: Gender, Race, and Polyamory, Dr. Mimi Schippers examines the racialized and gendered backdrop against which heterosexuality and monogamy play out in contemporary US culture. Focusing on multiplistic configurations of one woman with two men, Schippers provides a polyqueer reading of E.Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life and the film The Other Man. Going beyond the individual focus common in much discussion of polyamory, Polyqueer examines the potential collective impacts of non-monogamies. Schippers asks how hetero-masculinity – embodied in The Monogamous Couple – shapes institutional relationships. By exposing them as socially constructed, Polyqueer demonstrates that these hegemonic relationships are far from inevitable. Best of all, Schippers explores counter-narratives that cross racial and gendered boundaries, disturbing mononormativity and offering the potential for a reorientation of hierarchical institutions.

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Open relationships post on How Do I Date

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I am blogging for How Do I Date and I love the comic they chose for this new blog on how to be open about being in an open relationship. Check it out at http://howdoidate.com/relationships/how-to-open-up-about-being-in-an-open-relationship/

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