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on things coming to an end

when things end, they seem to all end at once. all the projects and the presentations due within days of each other. classes coming to an end sooner than i would have liked them to. the potential safety of my human body in this country’s healthcare system. opening a show, my last show at this […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Tiiiiiiime of the Rehearsal Process

I loooooooove Tech Week. It’s like Christmas but less presents and a whole week long. What I love about it the most is what it reveals about people. As the wise Flynn Holman said to me this afternoon, no one feels apathetic about Tech. Either you love it or you hate it. I think it’s […]

Violence in Theatre

Call me old-fashioned, call me small-minded and prudish, but I absolutely cannot tolerate violence in the theatre. Real violence, not stage combat. The kind of violence that makes you fear for the safety of the actors and sometimes yourself. The kind of violence that is so far from staged or choreographed it looks as if […]

some musings on misogyny

Two days ago, as I was walking through the streets of Boston, I saw a small girl in a stroller with her legs akimbo. I remarked to my male friend- “look at that adorable little girl with her legs up over her head!” There was a man sitting on the curb next to us, and […]

Actions Speak Louder Than Emails

When your diversity is just a calling card, I’m not really interested. I went on an audition the other day. On the call, the company had specified that they were casting only women, non-binary people, and people of color. This was awesome, as it always is to see these things in writing. And when I […]

Passing and Understanding

“Should only Muslims be able to play Muslims?” This was a question we were asked to answer in rehearsal the other night. Some context. We’re doing a play about the Trojans and the Greeks. The concept added on top of it? The Americans vs. “Middle Eastern people.” That’s as specific an answer as we ever […]

High School Musical 4: Vacation to the Border Wall

The following is a general response to the idea that arts education is a non-essential part of the federal budget. It is a response the notion that the only thing we should be spending our money on is big guns and not care of the people who fire them. It is a response to the […]