Hope Deferred

After reading “Hope Deferred” by Alice Dunbar-Nelson I felt both enlightened and enraged. Although I do believe that some of the points being made by the story itself were a little obvious, I realize that I also have to be cognizant of the fact that it was written for an audience much different from me. […]

Politics and art

There is a very interesting dichotomy happening for black artist in popular culture. On one side we have Kanye West who supports Donald Trump and believes that slavery was a choice and on the other hand we have artists like Janelle Monae and Childish Gambino who a tacking complex and poignant questions and issues within their […]

Commercial Enterprise

As I enter the entertainment industry I can’t help but wonder what direction my career as an actor will take me. I am and will always be interested in theatre but I have found that a lot of the opportunities I have been offered lately want to steer me away from it. After signing with […]

Big Freedia

Big Freedia is a performer, musician and icon to the lgbtq community. She is a transgender artist who help cultivate a hip-hop style that we now call New Orleans bounce. She has a very distinctive presence and personality. Artist such as Drake and Beyonce have used sound bytes of her voice in their music. Her […]


I am currently in a production of Wig Out! by Terell Alvin McCraney. In the play I am playing the role of Nina/Wilson. My character who Identifies as a girl and yet, in when confronted with the interest of pursuing a boy she likes, she takes off her wig and becomes Wilson. Wilson is masculine, […]

Chosen family

A few weeks ago Last Call Theatre Company came to our contemporary drama class and showed us the work that they do. One piece of the exercise they worked with us on involved us thinking about the communities we belong to and why. This got me thinking about my own friends and family and whether or […]

Ellen Craft

Although her story does not relate to theatre directly, Ellen Craft plays an important role in Boston’s history and the history of slavery in America. Ellen Craft was born a slave in Clinton, Georgia in 1829. She was the daughter of white slave master Major James P. Smith and his house slave, Maria. Ellen was […]

mission statement

If I were to create a theatre company this would be my mission statement: “As a theatre company we are designed to represent the underrepresented, include the un-included, and give opportunities to those who fail to see a place for themselves in the current theatre community. We want to start conversation, and show our audiences […]


Last night I had the honor of being immersed into the theatrical experience that was Kil Clap Back, written by Bella Pelz and directed by Linda Perla. From the moment I stepped into the space I was instantly transported into another dimension. I was so impressed by the way in which a tiny black box theatre space […]

Mission Statement

“Universality through specificity.” This is a phrase I learned as a freshman at Boston University that has stuck with me throughout my training. It refers to the notion that the artist, through the telling of stories that are specific to the experience of one or few, are given the ability to uncover truths that are […]

Being an Adult Artist

In our last dramaturgy class of the semester we discussed what it means to be an “adult artist”. For me this means the ability to be on top of your game, taking ownership over your work and being accountable for your actions. I don’t feel like I am an adult artist yet. I feel like there’s something […]

Life is… Cabaret

Last week I saw Cabaret at BU. Although I know the musical I was surprised by the performance. I was surprised by how much it affected me. What I think is so profound about the musical itself is the fact that it starts by drawing you in, setting an atmosphere of laughter, dance music, and fun. This is […]

Another one.

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a dramaturgy project that focuses on the work of playwright Derek Walcott. I’ve become quite interested in his writing. I’m interested in his perspective as a Caribbean artist and his ability to rework western classics in a way new, interesting and potent. He was also a Boston […]


This morning I had a conference with all of my professors this semester to discuss the progress of my work so far. A few of my professors mentioned that in my acting work I often become general and unspecific. I had previously mentioned the fact that I was having trouble completing my coursework for many of […]


I don’t know why, but for some reason I find it so difficult to write these blog posts every week! It’s not like I don’t have anything to write about. In fact I feel like I have TOO many things to write about. So many interesting and exciting things are happening in my life right now […]

Life’s a ball

I was 16 when I saw the documentary “Paris is Burning” for the first time.  I remember being mesmerized by it. I was fascinated by this collection of people within the LGBTQ community coming together to create a fantasy. Not only that but it was primarily (if not all) people of color.  Their experience was […]

Who I am.

As a male identifying person in the School of Theatre, I cannot say that I have been let down by casting in any way. I have been given many roles that I am proud of. However, the thing that scares me about the casting process in this institution is the fact that I will never know why I received the […]

Drag me!

Right now I am currently in a production of a play called “Downtown”, written by the SOT’s own Kyle Chua. Although I am playing multiple characters in the show, the role I am most excited to play is Kit Kat. Kit Kat is a drag queen. I am excited because I have wanted to start […]

What is my “essence”???

Over the past few weeks seniors in BU’s School of Theatre have been urged to think about the idea of personal “essence”. This sort intangible, existential crisis inducting “thing” we, as actors entering the business, are supposed understand about ourselves. What is our essence? How do we present ourselves to the world? How do others […]