Alice Singleton is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and local media darling residing in Chicago. She is obsessed with finding the antidote to the cult of mediocrity currently plaguing our society and uses her extensive and vast experience as Everywoman to focus her journalistic pursuits on the gale forces of gender, race and class that make this American life the perfect storm. In addition to regular blogging on Huffington Post, she is co-producing with director Anne Smith "Colossus Falls, U.S.A.", an interactive and filmed documentary chronicling the US and world economic collapse, which will debut on Huffington Post in March '09, and make film festival rounds with Sundance '09.
Alice's greatest "work in progress" remains Marissa, her exceptional daughter.
In the second of our Tusk pieces, Alice Singleton explores how Fleetwood Mac fleetingly broke racial barriers in music and captured the heart of black girls raised on funk, R&B, and segregation politics.
Eighty years have passed since the Broadway debut of this work and another national economic crying time greets the Goodman’s production, but we can laugh until we pass out and forget our troubles in the meantime.
At the time this was authored, Germany’s Kaiser was decimating young soldiers with mustard gas, American organized crime was providing an economy for the neglected ethnic masses ... not much has changed since.
There’s a hole in the soul of America, and Tony Award winner (August: Osage County) Tracy Letts has written the allegory reflecting the possibly permanent national “skin condition." His comedy-drama, Superior Donuts, made its world premier at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater.