Accessibility and the Theatre

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

There They Are…Baked In That Pie

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 [...]