Texas Tech University

Kitchen Sink Realisms


Book Description: 

Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama in American Theatre (University Of Iowa Press, 2015) by Dorothy Chansky investigates how domestic labor saturates the lives of dramatic characters even when it does not take center stage. Covering 87 years of plays, musicals, and performance art, the study contests the idea of home as "naturally" women's sphere while problematizing simple ideas of "the real."


Author Bio: 

Dorothy Chansky is Director of the Humanities Center at Texas Tech and Professor in the School of Theatre & Dance. Her work has appeared in the major US theatre journals. She is vice president of the American Theatre and Drama Society.