Christine Baniewicz

Christine Baniewicz is a queer writer, educator and theater artist from Louisiana, with bylines at The Rumpus, TruthOut and Southerly Magazine. She received her M.F.A. in nonfiction from the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans. She currently lives in upstate New York.
Arts + Culture

With haircuts coming back, Lafayette’s salons are getting some bold styling requests

Since the coronavirus pandemic told hold here in March, temporarily shuttering The Loft, along with all other beauty salons in town, stylists have received an inordinate number of requests from quarantined clients to help make their longest-held hair dreams come true.

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Hard Facts, True Stories, Real Talk

The sky settled down into an early May gradient of twilight colors over the statue of Confederate General Alfred Mouton, his arms crossed over his white stone chest. Across the street, crammed standing-room-only inside of The Hive’s black box theatre space, more than 50 people hushed as Dr. Rick Swanson took the stage. Swanson unfurled tables and charts, photos and […]

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Lost Boys And Strong Girls

A musical based on a novel co-written by humorist Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatcher is fast-paced and funny, following the orphan Peter Pan before he becomes the flying, mischievous lost boy. But Starcatcher also introduces a new character to the Pan canon, the empowering female lead, Molly — Wendy’s precocious, brainy predecessor. The show makes its Lafayette debut in […]

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What You’ve Left Behind

CAST: Derek Joseph: 28, black, poetry student at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. Christine Baniewicz: 28, white, nonfiction student at UNO in New Orleans, La. SETTING:  Your own mind. Also, later, Artmosphere.  I.  Derek enters your mind. He’s short, somewhere in the mid-5-foot range, with a distinctively powerful and peculiar presence, a mysteriously hypnotizing quality about him. DEREK: I […]

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