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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]