Topdog/Underdog Audience Response

It’s a Wednesday matinee of Topdog/Underdog by Suzan Lori-Parks at the Huntington theatre. A play about two black men in American society, struggling with many systems (societal, economical, fate) that have been rigged against them. The story has Greek elements of fate written into it, what with the characters being named Lincoln and Booth, it is […]

Lessons Relearned

Right now I have no less than 6 drafts of blog posts. They’re a combination of half-formed thoughts and abandoned ideas. Things I have either been distracted from, deemed unworthy of finishing or simply given up on. Usually I don’t have a problem with free thinking prompts, or spaces that give unlimited possibilities to write […]

A Hyperactive Actor’s Reflection on a Week of Auditions

*bing!* You’ve got mail! A new audition! Quick prepare! Read the script read the lines read the notes read the email read the notice read the script read the time read the place read the date read the sides read the lines Get there. Don’t forget. Don’t forget. Don’t forget. The resume. The headshots. The […]

Questions About Identity

So I’m coming out. Not as a bi woman (Lol I’ve already done that. And if you didn’t know… well now you do.) But as a Jew. In my four years at Boston University, not once have I mentioned that my ancestry, heritage and ethnicity, are of Jewish descent. There are a couple reasons for this: […]

Do You Want Tears With That?

If you have known me for more than a week, you’ve probably seen me cry. I’m practically famous for it in my class. Something tense happens? Tears. Someone shares a touching story and gets choked up? I’m choking back my own swell of emotion. The wind blows the wrong way? Hit the waterworks. Whether it’s […]

A Contemporary Epic

The Iliad. One of our most ancient stories, known for its epic elements and length. In 45 minutes. Seem impossible? Not quite. This past weekend I had the privilege of seeing Of Blood and Dirt, A new adaption of The Iliad directed by Jeremy Ohringer and devised by the company here at BU. It was […]

I’m Going to Live

“So what’re you going to do after you graduate?” I cannot count the amount of times I’ve heard this question. Whether it’s in relation to my degree choice or the fact that I am soon to graduate, people always seem to be the most curious about my activities post-grad. This question used to fluctuate between […]