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Tag: domestic abuse

Caitlin Houlahan – Broadway Debut

Caitlin Houlahan – Broadway Debut

Caitlin Houlahan made her Broadway debut earlier this year in the hit musical Waitress about Jenna, a woman stuck in an abusive relationship. The young actress has an effervescence in her performance and her personality. I recently spoke with Houlahan about audition anxiety, what her […]

Waitress and Domestic Violence – Portraying Financial Abuse

Waitress and Domestic Violence – Portraying Financial Abuse

At the Brooks Atkinson Theater, Jenna Hunterson, the lead character in the musical Waitress, is abused by her husband eight times a week. We see Earl grab her roughly by the wrist, raise his hand to strike her, intimidate her with his physicality, and financially control her. The […]