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“Now You Can Ask Me Personal Questions”

My fortuitous http://www.ontheboards.tv selection was Alaska, under the compelling direction of Argentinian choreographer Diana Szeinblum. This theatrical movement piece was so potent; it seemed to jump out of the screen, right at me. Watching it initially, I certainly did not have a firm grasp on what I thought the meaning or intent of the piece […]

The Resounding Shock of Simplicity

I recently had the opportunity to see a production of An Iliad at ArtsEmerson, based on Homer’s original epic. Directed by Obie and Dramalogue award-winner Lisa Peterson of Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum, and starring a dynamic Denis O’Hare, the script was written by the two of them together. The actor-director collaboration of the script […]

The Magic of the Screen No Longer Satisfies, We Want it in the Flesh!

While looking up the current season at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, I saw that upcoming this summer they will be producing the stage adaptation of the novel/film Sideways. The play’s script was written by Rex Pickett, who wrote the novel in 2004, which was later adapted into a screenplay by Jim Taylor […]

Riots, and Lovers, and Queers, Oh My!

Affixing to laurenjthomas’ post from last week, I too saw Barrow Street Theatre’s Hit The Wall, written by Ike Holter and directed by Eric Hoff. I too thoroughly enjoyed it! So as not to be repetitive, please refer to Lauren’s post or Barrow Street Theatre’s website for a brief synopsis and character descriptions.   Both […]

Speak the Speech

“…innumerable playwrights have brought the rhythms and colors of everyday speech onstage, to match the drab wallpaper and the proverbial (if not literal) kitchen sink. Some of the playwrights I most admire today — like Annie Baker and Amy Herzog — are particularly adept at finding the poetry in the faltering, arrhythmic manner in which […]

A Friendly Reminder

“What Theare Majors Learn: The Advantages Theatre Majors Have For All Jobs” http://lecatr.people.wm.edu/majorslearn.html “We like to hire theatre students…but it is a shame that when they apply to us they don’t seem to realize their strengths and advantages.”   This article was forwarded to me by a friend who found it on the website for […]

Some General Inspiration

    This past Monday we honored the life and efforts of (BU alum) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For Boston University, part of this day included awarding Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker as a BU MLK Fellow and inviting him to be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Lecture held in the GSU’s Metcalf Hall, […]