Every time I finish watching a virtual production or taking a zoom acting class I feel an odd mix of connection and sadness. Although I love that the internet gives us the option of remaining in community when we are physically distancing, online theatre fails to provide us with what we love so much about [...]
How Voice Lessons Have Reconnected Me With Myself
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
"Shouldnta left you without a dope beat to step to..."
How to Fend Off A Dreary Mood
Guess who's back? Back from a Christmas trip to Dublin, Edinburgh, and London (pics coming soon!), back to the swing of things, and back to blogging? This gal! Happy New Year, loyal readers, I've missed you. But I have to admit I'm in a bit of a funk. Does anyone else find January to be [...]
It Happened Here
Yesterday, I had a plan to keep my mind off the election and find some perspective. It didn't work. I dropped off my absentee ballot, then went to Bikram Yoga to chill out and blow off some steam. I then started an hours-long cooking project, braised beef ragu, and left the succulent sauce cooking in [...]
Rituals are a hallmark of what makes us human. Whether they take the form of a tea ceremony, a coming-of-age dance, or a Sunday supper, they help us center on the things most important to us. And in times of stress, tumult, or change, they ground us. Though spring and summer promise lighthearted celebrations like musical festivals and fireworks, fall [...]
My Morning Routine
Successful people have been sharing their morning/daily routines forever -- a classic case is Thomas Jefferson -- but of late our obsessions with these regiments border on mania, as evidenced by the seemingly endless lifestyle listicles. See this, this, this, this...you get it. As Americans, we love the notion that if we tick off certain boxes everything will come [...]
Hey y'all, it's been a minute, nice to see you. A LOT has happened, which is why you haven't heard from me in a few weeks. Last week I moved into an apartment of my own, that I get to decorate to my liking and enjoy with my little dog. I made my first meal [...]