Plays in Performance Response #449

Skeleton Crew Response So, I saw Skeleton Crew (at the Calderwood Pavilion produced by the Huntington Theatre Company). My first Dominique Morisseau play I have ever seen. As a black theatre artist, I am ashamed that this was the first play of hers I have ever heard after learning about her name in the past […]

Personal Statement #569

^the above number is arbitrary. I feel like I talk about myself a lot just to get by. —————————————————————————————————————————————– WHO I AM When I was younger, I’ll say about five years old, I sang my heart out. Literally, every time I sang, it felt as if my heart was tearing out of my chest it […]

My Senior Year Process Paper

Hello. For the Boston University School of Theatre, undergrad performance students need to write a paper of their process for the end of each semester. Here it is!                       If I am not embarrassed by this in 30 years if not by next week, I’ve done […]

Moving On

Hello ! Why not spend a blog post unpacking in my final few weeks at University…?? I have the space, I have the ability … and I have the requirement of needing a certain number of these posts by the time the grading period is closed. First off, I am thankful to be able to […]

“The Urgency of Intersectionality”

Only recently did I watch, “The Urgency of Intersectionality,” a TED Talk lead by Kimberlé Crenshaw. “As a pioneer in critical race theory, Kimberlé Crenshaw helped open the discussion of the double bind faced by victims of simultaneous racial and gender prejudice.” You can find more information on Crenshaw here as well as the video […]

I Fell in Love with an Actor

Yesterday, at 2pm, I saw a show. And I fell in love. Have you ever felt that rush of electricity buzz to your fingertips as your body perked up in confusion? Well, she made my body perk.                                      […]


Tonight, I saw a show where the lead did not know their lines. Before I go off, I will say the actor was the third replacement after the other two actors for the role dropped out. During this 7th performance of the run, this actor was stumbling on their lines and holding an Ipad only […]

Very Appropriate

Hello! The African-American (AFAM) Studies Department at Boston University is hosting an event, which guarantees to unpack cultural politics with you… {Stealing Culture: The Complicated Politics of Cultural Appropriation} Tuesday March 20th, 6-7:30pm BU Photonics Center, RM. 206 8 Saint Mary’s Street, Boston, MA 02215 Imagery courtesy of artist: Shannon Wright, “Shared or Stolen: An […]

(Na na na) I Got Angels!*

This is a further exploration of a response to the article, Lead by undergraduate and graduate theatre makers from Boston University. Including, @shawnamjames, @epmorris, @benlenkroswell, @jill5robertson, @lindavanesaperla & @skatzoff. Catch in under @shawnamjames! .                                              […]


For my thesis, I did ‘Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom’ by Suzan-Lori Parks for students and teachers at the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre as well as for family of the cast. When I first read this play, I fell in love. Sounds I had never read or heard aloud. […]

The World of ‘Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom’ by Suzan-Lori Parks

The space is open-ended. A confined interior strategically placed on an exterior. Built with imagination from the remnants of reality. The ‘Natural’ is built with the mind. Can easily be torn down and built back up again.                                      […]

Where is my Hair Care

I am in the beginning stages of investigating black female hair in plays. This identity is my own, so why not start here and then expand…? In my opinion and research, there are blind spots and there always will be, but I hope it will open my awareness and eyes to other hair around me […]

How {She Jumps Out at You}

Esperanza Spalding. 1. Who is she?                                                                                                    […]

Git on Up

What does it take to rock a theatre audience? When is the moment we can sit them down and get them back up again.                                     …And sit ’em down and get ’em back up again. In my experience, curating […]

Demi Lovato and the A R T of Stars’ Documentaries

On one recent weekend or in the past few days, which are seemingly moving like unnamable wind rapids and less like structured cycles fit to keep momentum, I watched Demi Lovato’s documentary, “Simply Complicated.” I have been a fan of this talented, hardworking woman since she stepped on the Disney Channel scene and I have […]

the remount

“So uh…keep your costumes safe, I want to remount this…” HUh. Huh? huh. It seems as if every play I do about people of color, which touches the School of Theatre community in their “special” place just NEEEEDS to be remounted. By “special,” I meant warm. And by “place,” I mean heart, you cheeky bastard. […]

L o L a

There she is. Standing tall. Breathing deep. Gartering my attention. She dances and                     FLIES. She s ings. shesheshesheshe She makes their jaws drop. She’s in it. Wow oh wow. heuh heuh heuh heuh for me. for him for them. I want to grab, but I do […]

It Still Keep the Cold Out

With tears in my eyes, Gem of the Ocean and American Gods in my hands, I set off to see the acclaimed ArtsEmerson production of ‘Home’ by Geoff Sorbelle, directed by Lee Sunday Evans. I was sad y’all, truly inward, truly selfish and not willing to shake it off. I hopped on the T, stared […]

Is Antigone an American God?

If you must know, I am O B S E S S E D with this tv show called ‘American Gods’ based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. I’ll admit it, here and now, I have not read this book. I just got it in my hands yesterday and have yet to crack it open, […]

How do I, as an Artist, Move On?

I am not going to lie, I am going through a lot right now. But who isn’t. Here me out, I do not think I am special because I have issues with myself or with others or the world. I just want to start a dialogue. But, I know have this moment when I am […]