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Wake Up, Sleepy Heads! Venus in Fur is playing in Cleveland

It’s just after noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and I am sitting in a coffee shop with Danny Park (CFA ’13) in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio eating a freshly baked peanut butter & jelly cookie. Even though the mid-day lunch hour is in full throttle here in Cleveland’s financial district, the streets […]

Finally! Art without Gays, Liberals, and other Blasphemous Content that the Whole Family Can Enjoy

You remember Rick Santorum. He’s that crazy guy that managed to win way more states than he should have during the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. You know, the Senator who fiercely opposes gay rights, contraception, abortion, pornography, and is considering running for President again in 2016. However, 2016 is still a long way away, and […]

Start Growing Your Theatre at Home!

I had a true Boston theatrical experience tonight. I texted my apathetic Allston landlord that my toilet still won’t flush, took the T to the South End, inhaled some pizza and beer, and then bought one of the last tickets for Splendor, a new play by Kirsten Greenidge that closes at Company One this weekend. Splendor is […]

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Truth: The Time that Mike Daisey May or May Not Have Taken Me to Shenzhen

I’ll be honest, I’m a little late to the party. I was sitting in Ilana Brownstein’s Modern Drama class about a year ago when she first told us about the controversy surrounding Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” (download the full script here!), although I probably wasn’t paying attention due to […]

Theatre, Eh?

Americans often make the assumption that Canadians are not much different, or possibly the same, as us.  However, they couldn’t be more wrong.  While the two countries share many similarities, they have radically different cultures and traditions (Although there is something to be said about the seemingly endless “minor differences” between the US & Canada, […]

Spongebob Squarepants and the Artist’s Manifest Destiny

In the beginning of one of my favorite SpongeBob Squarepants episodes, Spongebob finds a magazine in his mailbox entitled Fancy Living Digest, a weekly publication on the lifestyles of the wealthy that had been accidentally delivered to him instead of his pretentious neighbor, Squidward.  After showing the magazine to his friend Patrick, the two set out to become “entrepreneurs” […]

Curtis Snow, The Bluff, and the Genius of Guerilla Marketing

  Curtis Snow is a hard man to label.  Some call him innovative, others call him brilliant, many will call him a criminal, but one thing’s for sure…he’s an artist the likes of which we’ve never seen before. For starters, we don’t even know where he is.  He could be in prison (many interviews with […]