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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]