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PUT YOUR HAND DOWN WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS TALKING: A STUDENT MANIFESTO

When asked the question “what do you want to do with your degree in theatre?” I always respond with the same sentiment: I just want to talk to people for the rest of my life. People often give a thoughtful nod and a contemplative humph, which allows me to elaborate: communication is essential to theatre […]

Devising Theater with Elementary School Students

Kids are my favorite part of humanity. I like the eleven-year old variety; the ones that are just starting to get wise to swear words and private parts, but still talk to their teddy bear. I’ve spent a serious amount of time with these creatures too, as both a camp counselor and a YMCA tutor.  […]

Cheers!

First things first: bars are amazing. I turned twenty-one on Thursday, and I’m not ashamed to say my life has improved exponentially over the last three days—my liver is another story. But bars are just as magical as I imagined they we’re going to be. At midnight on November 14th two of my close friends […]

Surprise!

Dramatic irony is ridiculously satisfying. Suspense, the theatrical aphrodisiac, builds to a climax as the audience member sees the unsuspecting character heading towards the banana peel center stage. In the theatre we restrain ourselves from calling out for fear of ruining the gag. Or even if we do find ourselves shouting “don’t go down to […]

Phil Berman on Three Blessed Brothers

Great theatre inspires great conversation. In my previous blog post, I wrote a response to Phil Berman’s new play Three Blessed Brothers. I sent the review to Phil, and opened up a conversation with the playwright about his work, his process, and what it means for him to be telling this story. Here’s what he […]

Phil Berman’s Three Blessed Brother’s Offers Rich Ground for Storytelling

Thunderbirds, trickster gods, firestones, puppetry and banjo make for a rollicking night of hootin’ and a hollerin’ in Phil Berman’s new play Three Blessed Brothers. Hewn from the great fables of the Lakota tribe, these are joyous stories for all ages . Aesthetically the show is satisfying and delightful. The strong designs of the Lakota […]

The Keyword is the Key

Boston University’s College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative is in its third year. Creativity blossoms within limitation, and this initiative seeks to direct our artistry within a specific container. The keyword engages a specific theme across the medium of music, visual arts, and theatre while laying the grounds for the resultant discussion and a further […]