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 [...]
Despite the way that society often maligns artists as frivolous, unnecessary, and inessential, it seems that many people are leaning on art to get them through this difficult time. Whether it's to stave off boredom or find some glimmer of hope in the doom, people all over the world are seeking out their favorite music, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world. I first went to the Catalunyan capital when I was 16 on a summer high school program. It was my very first trip without my parents and my first time in Europe. The travel bug bit me and I’ve been hooked ever since. I went [...]
Reimagining A Midsummer Night's Dream as dizzyingly romantic queer love story is an act of resistance.
I’m so blessed to have the family I have. Are we imperfect? Of course. Do we bicker? No doubt. But we are also endlessly loving. I spent Labor Day Weekend in St. Louis visiting extended family including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. We ate too much this weekend, celebrated no fewer than four birthdays and [...]
Tech/hell week for Hamlet (and every show) has felt like college finals. We huddled together in mutual disarray, wondering if we would make it through. Somehow, we always do. This is such a fraught time for everyone involved in a production. The stress and excitement have a way of pushing us to our limits - performances [...]
This new musical manages to capture both the darkness and the romanticism of the Imperial Russia's mythical princess.