I have been struggling about what to post this week. The days since George Floyd's murder was captured on camera have been scary, sad, infuriating, and all-too-familiar for black people who have become accustomed to seeing our siblings murdered by police. It reminds us of the many other people we have seen cut down by [...]
I've been taking voice lessons since last summer. I started them to polish my singing. I didn't realize they would help tether me to my creativity.
Featured Image: Deaf West's Spring Awakening COVID-19 has illuminated the stark disparities present in every sector while simultaneously offering creative solutions to inequity. How can we use new digital theatre innovations to sustainably increase accessibility? Theatre is a fairly homogeneous industry. The majority of American theatregoers are wealthy white folks over 40. For years, theatres [...]
It's a sad song.It's a sad tale.It's a tragedy.It's a sad song.But we sing it anyway."Road To Hell (Reprise)," Hadestown Today (May 12, 2020) we received the unsurprising but nonetheless devastating news that Broadway (and presumably much of the theatre world) has extended its closure until at least September 6. I fear we won't see [...]
Featured Image: the late Augusto Boal leading a workshop in NYC The theatre itself is not revolutionary: it is a rehearsal for the revolution.Augusto Boal The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the inequities of our world into even starker contrast. Black and Latinx folks in the US are dying at higher rates than white people due [...]
Whether you're looking to build your monologue repertoire, searching for plays to direct when theatres reopen, or just finding ways to pass the time, it's always a good time to read a play by a woman of color. As outlined in this great Daily Beast article, we are underrepresented and underproduced in the theatre, and [...]
Actors are struggling right now. Well, we're all struggling right now. But actors have not only been booted off the stage, but many of us who work in the service industry are also out of a day job. I have been lucky enough to already do the majority of my work from home, so I [...]