The use of reflection

During a week where “our School of Theatre [is] in the spotlight”, it’s an easy excuse to reflect on my time here. Coupled together with the fact that today is the day that process papers were due for my major & year, and I’m finding it very easy to sink farther and deeper into the […]

Are you really asking for awareness?

You know what really grinds my gears? I am fortunate to have a lot of friends who are active on social media. Often they share incredible articles, videos, and other content that teaches me about things that I, as a straight white cis woman, would have never even thought to google about otherwise. So I […]

Prewriting in spite of traumatic topics

In Kirsten Greenidge’s Playwrighting I class, the semester culminates in a project where students complete a one act. I’ve been stewing on an idea for over two years now, and when this project that was longer than a 10 minute play was introduced, I decided it was time to begin. The play is going to […]

On laughter and trust

I had a friend who was a senior theatre arts major last year, the first year that senior theatre arts students were allowed to see the sophomore auditions. She came home that night in a tizzy. “I am NEVER doing a serious monologue again! Not if I have any say about it!” She then proceeded […]

Take 17! 18! 19!

As we wind down tech for Agamemdawn, I find myself reflecting on three things. One, I have still not figured out how to spell Aggamemnonn. Two, a statement that our director opened tech with: “Some actors use this time to be extra creative. As you run things over and over for the technical elements, you […]

Should we make new spaces, or integrate existing power structures?

Today, on the UN’s International Day of the Girl, the Boy Scouts (BSA) announced that they will be opening up to accept women. By 2019, women will be able to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. This comes after the BSA allowed transgender troopers in January, allowed openly gay troop leaders in 2015, and allowed […]

There must be a Right Answer that isn’t the White Answer

As a preface, I am white. I identify as a woman that uses she/her/hers pronouns. I struggled with whether or not to post this, because as a white woman, I was unsure if it was my place. I was also    unsure why I assumed that just because I was a white woman, I couldn’t […]

Into the SOT’s Deep End Without Floaties

Sleep deprivation, welcome to your tape.

Why heightened text is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

Why heightened text is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

THE PLACE OF HEIGHTENED TEXT IN TODAY’S WORLD Heightened text is present in a lot of the world’s best-known stories, from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to…who was the guy who wrote something that was kind of like Shakespeare, but with more blood?*    Source:, Feb 2016 Heightened text is pretty omnipresent whenever we […]