The Theatre of The Oppressed

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 [...]

Plays To Read By Women of Color

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 [...]

The Musicals Getting Me Through

I have often called theatre my church. It is the place I go to for transcendence -- the communal experience makes me feel more connected to my own humanity. I love live theatre, be it Shakespeare in the Park or a black box solo performance, and musical theatre holds a particular place in my heart. [...]

Food Is Love: Cooking Through Quarantine

Image: Still from Gentefied on Netflix Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. I love the combination of practicality and creativity involved in making a pot of soup on the fly or a methodically measured pie. Self-isolation has been a great opportunity for me to return to my love for project cooking -- recipes that [...]

How Theatre Lovers Can Make It Through Self-Isolation

Photo by Paul Green on Unsplash Sentences that I never thought I'd write – what happens to theatre during a global pandemic? We are afraid for our lives and the lives of those around us. Many of our incomes have been hit hard or dried up completely. Performers and theatremakers no longer have access to our sacred space, an [...]

Where Theatremakers Can Find Inspiration When They’re Stuck

Featured image by Nikhita Singhal on Unsplash As anyone will tell you, pursuing a creative career is not easy. I sometimes feel like I'm making a mistake, like I'm not cut out for this, like I'll never "make it." It is easy for me to get down on myself – I am far from where I wanted to [...]