Looking Back

I’ve had a hard time coming up with a topic for my last blog post. I considered exploring the concept  of audience etiquette and the girl who was eating “pungent” (okay smelly) humus and crunchy carrots next to me at a play I saw the other day. Then there’s always this interesting article  about Ricky Martin and […]

Opera at the Movies (?) and a Les Mis Tangent

While browsing the internet this weekend I cam across this cool project entitled The Bohemians.  Just as a little background the project is an adaptation of Puccini’s opera La Boheme set in modern-day Williamsburg New York. What? You say there’s already been an adaptation of La Boheme set in New York called Rent? Well that is true, but […]

Michelle Obama Likes Broadway

    The Huntington Theatre Company posted this article from the Boston Globe on their Facebook page yesterday which outlines Michelle Obama’s theatre experiences as well as a few other presidential families. The article mentions that Michelle Obama has made an effort to see plays that have African-American actors or plays that deal directly with […]

Senior Citizens and the Theatre Community

          One of my favorite part of the holidays is hearing stories told by the older members of my family. There are some that need coaxing and there are others that love to tell them (and tell the same ones every year) but I love them all. Its interesting to hear […]

In Your Face (@ the MFA)

Today in class I mention the Mario Testino In Your Faceexhibit which is now at the Museum of Fine Arts. I visited the museum this past weekend because I am currently in a photography class and thought it would be a good idea to check this exhibit out. This link  is a video which show’s him taking […]

Advertisements for Plays

It always kind of creeps me out when I am on a website and the advertisements are tailored to my personal likes. Anyway while on some website recently this advertisement showed up on the side.  At first glance I thought it was for a perfume or even a designer clothes line but no – its for a play! The […]

A Good Post-Show Discussion

                                                                             Image – Tim Spears  This weekend I experienced a really great talk-back. Today the show I am […]

One of My Favorite Books is Now a Play!

                                                               Rae Gray  Credit: Joel Moorman One of my favorite young adult novels is The Book Thief by, Markus Zusak. The story takes place in Nazi Germany and […]

13P’s “Conscious” Death (and Really Cool Website!)

In the beginning of the semester we briefly talked about 13P a theatre company comprised of 13 playwrights whose mission was to perform one play by each playwright and then “implode” after the final production. This month they have launched their new website!  Last week Maria Goyanes, the executive producer of 13P, posted an article on HowlRound  which […]

Creative Finance

This is a piece by German conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann – the installation was a room with 100,000 $1 bills tacked to the walls. Image found on this blog.  I am not very well versed in the world of finance, however, this week I heard a story on the radio which connects finance directly to art. […]

Story Time

If anyone has ever heard my spiel about why I love theatre, then you know it’s all about the stories – why we tell stories, what can we learn from each other’s stories? Recently I’ve become interested in oral history and various story telling projects. Hearing personal stories has always been my favorite way to […]

Breaking the Rules – Weird Theatre

I like to think that I am open-minded and youthful and therefore accepting of new things, but, when I read TimeOut’s  review for Habit an experimental theatre performance directed by, David Levine at Essex Street Market, I found myself resisting this new form they are playing with. The performance is an installation in a “house” which audience members […]

“I’ve Got a Barn Let’s Put on a Show”

       This week I have been thinking a lot about where we “do” theatre. I listened to a story on NPR about two new theatre spaces designed by the architect Hugh Hardy, the Lincoln Center Theatre LCT3 and the BAM Fisher Building in Brooklyn. The Lincoln Center Theatre or the Claire Tow Theatre […]

How Do You Feel About Being Labeled a “Post 9/11 Artist”?

Amongst the many touching “Never Forget” articles and heart-wrenching photos of families tearfully remembering the Anniversary of 9/11, today I came across an article about “Post 9/11 Artists” on NPR.  For some reason, one which I can’t quite articulate, this title made me uncomfortable. Nicholas Bell, a museum curator, commented in the article that the worldview of artists under 40 […]

Business People Playing Theatre Games

On my slow green line commute this morning I noticed an advertisement for Improv Asylum’s Corporate Training Programs. The ad was pretty funny and I started picturing what a session would be like.  I don’t have corporate training experience myself, but I imagined a group of reserved people dressed in business attire facing off with […]