Talkin’ with a Playwright (I wish)

For my Junior year at Boston University, I have been apart of an extraordinarily informative, compelling and challenging process called Director’s Project. Essentially, 14 collaborators are trying their hand at directing. Their casting pool is their peers (including myself) and each of us have chosen a 10 minute play to be performed in repertory.    […]

I make theater. I do. Me. ME!

I recently read an article on NPR  about the trendiest form of photography these days: the ‘selfie. ‘Selfie’ has been actually been added the the Oxford Dictionary as the Word of the Year, and is described as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded […]

About Time…for joy.

Last night, I had the absolute pleasure of watching the film About Time starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams. While I enjoyed myself more than I have in quite a long time watching a film, I found myself asking the question ‘why now?’ I’ve been asking that question a lot lately. I’ve discovered that if a […]

For All Audiences?

This past week I had the pleasure of seeing Romeo and Juliet directed by Adrienne Boris at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. The cast was an all female ensemble and full of some of the most talented women I know. It was a joy to watch and to me, I found it to be crystal […]

You Have to Be Your Biggest Fan

I know I am not writing in a vacuum. I know there are readers out there and that those readers are typically artists, but before that they are human beings. I know this. And so while there are a million and one plays in performance that I can (and will) talk about- there is a […]

Information Overload

I have found myself very averse to technology as of late. I tire of seeing people behind small glowing screens, even when they are out with their friends or family, trying to enjoy each other’s ‘company.’ However I believe I have no fallen on the opposite side of the spectrum in terms of leaving that […]

Checking My Privilege Does Not Mean Silence

This past summer I did an internship for social change in Hartford CT with the Hartbeat Ensemble. It was one of the most educational experiences I have ever had because for the first time, probably ever, I was one of the only white people in the room. Growing up in a very rural town in […]

Oh, Casting

Reading MJ Kaufman‘s article about casting trans-gender actors in productions has opened my eyes on how important it is to think of the message that will be sent to audiences every time a casting decision is made. It is important to be aware of the cultural and political statements that people will be making, whether […]

Don’t Have Time For Art

A few nights ago a friend and I were discussing shows that are opening in Boston that we haven’t yet seen. I remember her sighing, and then explaining that most nights we are often living, breathing and experiencing theater more than 12 hours a day, how are we supposed to be expected to go see […]

LIGHTS….And that’s it.

The other night, I was browsing through the New York Times, and of course, found myself pursuing the theater section. One section of the website is set aside to showcase the the top 10 grossing shows on Broadway as it stands now. The list was unsurprising to me, but I felt myself snorting at it […]

I Have to be Superhuman

As an young female artist in the world, I have worked hard to cultivate a sense of awareness that will allow me to assess how I can improve to be a more effective voice in the theater world. After six years of theater training, there is one piece of information I feel I can share […]