Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2016

This weekend my dad and I went up to Ashland for their renowned Shakespeare festival - one of the oldest and most revered in the country. It was started during the Fourth of July celebration in 1935, when eager theatre teacher Angus L. Bowmer asked the city if he could put up a play festival in the [...]

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The Happiest Theatre On Earth

I'm sitting in the airport after a girls weekend in LA with my mom, sister, and my sister's good friend. It was a wonderful weekend, filled with food, sleep, and quality bonding time. We also went to Disneyland and Universal Studios, which I always enjoy because I believe you are never too old to play. [...]

We’re Here

These are dark days in our United States. The constant barrage of violence in the 24-hour-news-cycle only serves to compound our trauma and grief. For Black America it can be hard to go on with this feeling that we are under attack. It is imperative that we take time for self care, for loving one-another, [...]

Ode To Joy

On Saturday night, I attended the live show for my favorite podcast, The Read. The audience was black, opinionated, loud, joyful. Afros, Beyonce t-shirts, and bold lipstick abounded. It was surreal to share something I usually consume alone in my car with hundreds of other enthusiastic black people. It felt a little like church, complete with [...]

Another Scottish Tragedy

"I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself/And falls on the other— "-Macbeth, Macbeth, I.vii. "They think me Macbeth, ambition is my folly. I'm a polymath, a pain in the ass, a massive pain. Madison is Banquo, Jefferson's Macduff, and Birnam Wood is Congress on its way to [...]

I Left My Heart In New York City

I feel revitalized after an amazing weekend in New York. My family agreed to an MLK weekend trip to New York City, mostly because they love me. We saw The Color Purple and Hamilton. Cynthia Erivo's clarion-voiced Celie stopped my heart more times than I can count. This is the third cast I've seen perform The Color Purple, and the [...]