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Anecdotal Evidence of Theatrical Impact: Cynthia McNaughton

My mom has been visiting for the long weekend of my thesis. Because my dad didn’t come with her, we have been sharing my apartment, including my bed, and so between shows and classes we have been spending a lot of time together. And without my urging, my mom, who is an occupational nurse practitioner, […]

Run the World (Girls)

Women and femmes (and their intersections) are the future of impactful theatre.  I was reminded of this when Elaine Vaan Hogue introduced me to the Magdalena Project, an international network of women theatre artists that operates without a singular base and provides artistic opportunities in the form of productions, workshops, and trainings across the globe. […]

“Any Artist Who is Not an Activist is a Dead Artist”

It was a funny coincidence that I stumbled on Línda’s blogpost about John Leguizamo right after biking back to CFA from a career counseling meeting. For those of you who know me, you know that when I get a little passionate, or anxious, or angry, or I’m trying to be funny, I talk a little […]

Theatre Arts 4: Professional Lifetime Skills

As a senior here at BU, I have been grateful that our program continues to innovate with the work of passionate teachers and students asking for what they need. I’d like to jump off the creation of the Professional Theatre Initiative class for the entire senior class, and how I think we can continue to […]

Expanding the definition of the American Theatre

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about what is the “American theatre.” While I believe that we all as artists share a common sensation of the theatre world being an intimate community, I have been examining more and more the role of a national community and global thinking to theatre that I think is […]

I’m going to Israel! Participate in my research!

As my last post before going abroad, I thought I would do some quick research on Israeli theatre so I could be prepared and you could know what I might be getting up to while I’m away in the Middle East. My research only reaffirms my thoughts about theatre’s potential. Israeli theatre’s beginnings start before […]

Make Them Laugh

Last night I started watching Tig Notaro’s One Mississippi. I heard of it a while ago because I watched Tig’s documentary on Netflix, on her cancer diagnosis, C-diff, and following stand-up show. Maybe it’s just my sense of humor, or that I like when gay women are successful, but I have really enjoyed what I […]