Defining artistic Legacy

I am just coming off completing a project where I researched the life and work of playwright, activist and theatre artist, Virginia Grise, where I specifically honed in on her play, Blu. Blu is about a Mexican family living in the barrio ravaged by gang life and culture, constant police helicopters, and loss.  She is […]

Dramaturgy is the way of the future

Dramaturgy, a largely emerging profession is secretly, in my opinion, the key to moving forward in changing the face of the American Theatre. Approaching pieces with a dramaturgical perspective, whether it be production dramaturgy, or new play development dramaturgy, inherently creates a sense of holistic responsibility to the story being told and audiences experiencing it. […]

The “Who and the What” Response

This weekend, I went to see The Huntington Theatre Company’s production of The Who and The What written by Ayad Akhtar and directed by M. Bevin O’Gara. As I entered the lobby of the Boston Center for the Arts for the millionth time during my time here at Boston University, I surprised myself by how […]

“Letting art is the paradox of active surrender “- Jeanette Winterson

In Ilana Brownstein’s first class of the Dramatic literature trajectory, Intro do Aesthetics and Dramatic literature, we read an essay called “Art Objects” by Jeanette Winterson. The author recounts her discoveries when challenging herself to look at a piece of art for a long period of time. My biggest take away from reading about her […]

How to sell myself…just tip of the iceberg.

I am in post-grad land these days trying to build my life after I leave the walls of the CFA and I must admit that I am very excited! The main givens going out are that the path of an artist is difficult, the financial struggle is so real, and that embracing uncertainty is key. […]

dat writer flow doe

I chose to write comedy for my thesis project because it is terrifying and challenging. Being funny is something that I have never taken ownership of in a formal artistic manner in any way whatsoever. If I am funny was by accident. On stage, I realized that I can have some great comedic timing and […]

Why Broadway is probably, secretly still my goal in life.

As a child, my ultimate dream was to be on Broadway. I grew up creating my own plays, dancing, and being fanatically obsessed with Chicago and Moulin Rouge. At the age of 18, I saw In the Heights on Broadway, my first real life broadway show experience. This only reaffirmed my dreams with a renewed […]