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SHEBANG: When Your Art Does What You Wanted It To Do, & It Kinda Hurts

SHEBANG: When Your Art Does What You Wanted It To Do, & It Kinda Hurts

Like, hurts. For the past eight weeks of my life, I have been blessed to direct SHEBANG: an all-female sketch comedy show written and created by us– a handful of 21 year old female college seniors. The piece itself is incredible. We set out a lot of goals at the top of our process, and happened […]

The Boggart

The Boggart

Y’know “The Boggart” from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban? For reference (or just to watch for the 500th time and get in that weird obsessive Harry Potter Zone and weep at the notion of Remus Lupin being a positive role model in Harry’s life in the absence of his parents RIP 2 all): The Boggart Scene  […]

Directing Vulnerably

This weekend, I witnessed STAMP thesis Trout Stanley, directed by one of my greatest friends, Flynn Holman. I witnessed a raucous, colorful, beautifully unpredictable piece of theatre featuring three generous actors, and I gasped and giggled for 90 minutes. I was having a blast Then, curtain call arrived, and I very suddenly cracked clean in half. Out […]

How We Do Business

My high school theatre teacher had a strict moral code of expectations for members of our theatre community. Some of it exists in the contract we sign at the top of a show process, but most of it exists in verbal lore – he referred to it (and continues to refer to it) as “how […]

Taylor Mac is Taylor Mac is Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac is Taylor Mac is Taylor Mac

At the same Art and Social Change event I mentioned in my previous post, and what Jesse Richardson-Bull talks about here, the effervescent Taylor Mac (PGP: “judy”) was slated to speak. Mac was going to be the last to speak after four of judy’s contemporaries, and I was not alone in my anticipation of the […]

TONYC and Audience Participation

This week with a few of my peers, I attended an Art and Social Change event. The event opened with 90 minutes of a Theatre of the Oppressed NYC Forum Play. According to the TONYC website, these Forum Plays are designed by TONYC’s troupes “all over New York City in collaboration with a range of local communities, including […]

#icarltonchallenge

#icarltonchallenge

At this moment, I am undeniably meeting the arts world through a dance lens – forgive the lack of variety in posting subjects, I’m #just #too #lit about it. This weekend, Music Producer Antigo2hard and dance group The Williams Family came out with a new dance craze: the ICarltonChallenge. The challenge? Take the song “iCarlton” produced […]