SarahBoess

One small new director

I just recently finished directing my fifth show. (Well it’s only fourth if you count the three middle school musicals I directed… which might just be in a hellish category of its own.) But this show was different. “The Great God Pan” by Amy Herzog was this challenging, beautiful piece of theatre that I couldn’t […]

An Interview with the playwright of “Bainwater”

Dillon McGuire will be having a reading of his play Bainwater during our Sunday Sitdown (Monday, December 11 at 2:00pm)   SW: You’ve been working on this show for a significant amount of time, can you tell me more about the process you’ve been on? DM: It started in 2014. Because my friends and I […]

We Can Do Better(!)

Last week, I posted a blog looking at representation of playwrights in the seasons at BU. Check out that blog here. It was a glimpse into an incomplete pool of data, which myself, Dillon, and Lucy (with many other helping hands and voices) are working to complete. In the meantime I just wanted to respond […]

We’re doing better(?)

Last week in Dramaturgy, we selected plays to work on for our final project. Ilana put a table up on the chalk board and asked us to tally off where our playwrights fell within the following categories: Gender Identity:    Male | Female | Nonbinary | Trans Race: White | Afro-Caribbean | Asian/Asian American | LatinX […]

Women by Men

This blog is going to be full of generalizations about male playwrights, which I don’t feel bad about. My resume is full of women written by men. The vast majority of my repertoire is filled with a not-so-wide range of damsels, abuse victims, and princesses. They all tend to have one key characteristic in common: […]

The Blood Girl

It’s almost Halloween… so I think its about time to talk about blood effects. Naturally, if blood makes you uncomfortable, I suggest you turn back now. Throughout this piece I’m also going to link to youtubers and other makeup artists that I love. I initially had hoped to go through makeup and blood rigs all […]

“Dark Shit”

I was texting a very good non-theatre friend of mine about the play I’m hoping to direct for dirs pro which I summed up as “a play about a guy who’s trying to figure out if his friend’s dad molested him as a child.” (I’m referring to “The Great God Pan” by Amy Herzog). He […]

I’m Tired of “Thoughts and Prayers”

I’m Tired of “Thoughts and Prayers”

I was born in 1997. I have lived through 71 mass shootings. The top four deadliest mass shootings have all occurred in my lifetime. 58 killed – October 1, 2017 – Las Vegas Strip Shooting 49 killed – June 12, 2016 – The Pulse Nightclub Shooting 32 killed – April 16, 2007 – Virginia Tech […]

Responsible Artistry

I want to be a director and an activist. I want to be the kind of artist who puts forward material that is relevant, necessary and risky. I want to fight for social justice while also making theatre that reaches a wide audience and is accessible and tells stories that need to be told right […]

Common Sense

I kind of awkwardly galumphed my way through freshman year performance core. Going from a world of clearly defined rules, a high school of strict academics and a family of engineers and scientists into a world of art and impulse was jarring to say the least. I quickly came to recognize that my dewy-eyed conception […]