Annie Baker’s THE FLICK at Company One

In an interview Annie Baker gave for Walter Bilderback for her production of Uncle Vanya, she had said that “[she] love[s] Chekhov’s writing[…]He taught me a lot about offstage action, offstage characters, and how important it is to have dialogue that does not appear to forward the plot.” There is no doubt that Chekhov had […]

Let’s Be Plumbers

Monday night, American theatre exploded, and there is definitely a mess that needs to be cleaned up right now. The Summit held at the Arena Stage on Monday brought together artistic directors and members of the local theatre scene to talk about the future of American theatre. Prominent artists were to talk about the progress […]

Race: Center Stage

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation asked the same question that Rebecca Stevens’ article poses: When/how can a person not of a particular race tell a story inherent to that race? It’s a question that we, as Americans, cannot answer and partially refuse to acknowledge mainly because of the racial past in this nation. This […]

The Power of Art in a Naiton

There once was a city called Medellin tucked away in the mountains of northwest Colombia. It was once home to the cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar, and with the cartels came crime and violence. In 1991, it was the murder capital of the world. The Colombian government intervened to help alleviate this horrific state, but not […]

Body Normalcy

What do we as theatre artists do to perpetuate “normalcy?” Certainly there has been room for those who are not white, heteronormative, mainstream, etc. But what of the differently abled. Personally, I have never seen a play or any theatrical work that portrayed a differently-abled actor. It is beyond a shame, and it is one […]

‘Tis the Season

In earlier posts, I have discussed films as causes of controversy and as a means to satiate the public’s thirst for entertainment. But now, it is that time of year to discuss the more “artistic” side of Hollywood. Yes, folks, we are gearing up for Oscar season! Unlike summer, winter is the time of year […]

The Dirty Boots

All semester long in this Dramaturgical course, I have been immersed in Greek dramas and their modern adaptations/translations of them. Finally, I had an opportunity to see something very similar to what I had been studying through ArtsEmerson, Mies Julie by Yaël Farber. Yesterdays performance was extraordinarily important in the conversation that Farber seems to wish to […]