Digital Theatre

My Favorite Play

My favorite play is Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop. In it she tells the fictional story of the night before King’s assassination at the Lorraine Motel. The play doesn’t ask to be a history play about the hero King but rather serves to be a portrayal of the human King. The opening scene you hear King peeing […]

An Artist to Know

Hakim Bellamy was the first Poet Noble Laureate of New Mexico, which was a title he received in 2014. Starting in 2010, he has won Best Poet in Albuquerque’s annual newspaper poll, “Best of Burque” every year up to today. His creative roots are in slam poetry. His most recent projects have come to include […]

Jukebox Musicals- And Why Most of Them Suck

I’ve been listening to a good amount of jukebox musicals lately. It started with the rabbit hole that is Michael C. Hall singing a bunch of David Bowie songs in the musical “Lazarus”. I was surprised by just how, well, good he sounded singing Bowie’s repertoire. Then, I checked out “Rock of Ages”, refreshed my […]

Let’s Discuss “Women+ In Theatre”

In case you missed it, last week, five female identifying theatre artists created a closed Facebook group called Women in Theatre, now titled something different, but we’ll get to that. And yo, sh** got real, real quick. Before I dive any further, I feel its super important to note that I myself identify as a white […]

The New Frontier

Note- The link to the article mentioned in this post is located below. The content of this article, despite what it attempted to say, assumed that live theatre is not political by nature. It also articulated in more indirect terms, the notion that commercial theatre should become political in order to sell tickets. But, hasn’t […]

Dear Young Jean Lee

Dear Young Jean Lee, Hey.  You can call me Cor. (Not everybody does, but you can.) You don’t know me…yet, but we have something special in common. Namely — Pullman, WA.  Not your play, although, yes, I bought a copy the moment I found out it existed. Pullman, WA, the place.  You grew up there. […]

Sci-Fi’s New (Old?) Theatre Magic

I want to connect some threads I’ve been thinking about as of late. Part of this stems directly from one of my last blog posts, in which I re-examined my conceptions of ancient Greek theatre and how it can become a fascinating tool for a modern audience to reconnect with the past and, by doing […]

Truth or Beauty?

In The Method Gun, the performers of the Rude Mechs pose this question to the audience: “Truth or Beauty?” It seems rather easy to answer. Yet when sitting in a theatre, a space predicated on finding truth through artifice and meticulously crafting beauty through forced perspective, the question becomes infinitely more complex. The truth is not objective, […]

Deconstructing Tropes in Jordan Peele’s Get Out

By now, you’ve either seen or heard about Jordan Peele’s new movie, Get Out. And honestly, if you haven’t seen it, you better do better. And that means seeing it in theaters, because it’s better that way. SPOILERS AHEAD, Y’ALL   Jordan Peele is one half of the mastermind behind Key & Peele, a sketch […]

The Magic of the Opening Sequence

Recently, I have noticed the importance of opening credits on television. In this day of age, where instant gratification is the norm and sitting through an hour-long program without checking Facebook is a challenge, the opening credits must peak enough interest to keep the viewer engaged. Now…to put my theory to the test…let’s take 2016’s […]

The Sandy Hook PSA

The Sandy Hook PSA

First, if it hasn’t passed through your Facebook timeline yet, give this video a watch. The video is called “Evan”, and was put out recently by advertising agency BBDO New York in collaboration with Sandy Hook Promise – a nonprofit organization founded by family members affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December of […]

“Dear Straight People”

“Dear Straight people, Why do I have to prove my love is authentic, why do I have to prove my love is authentic, why do I have to prove my love is authentic?” “Dear straight allies, thank you, MORE PLEASE.” The dawn of Donald Trump’s presidency is a reality. Through this event, the atrocities of […]

Has Rocky Horror Lost its Edge?

There are droves of negative reviews for Fox’s shiny new made-for-TV special The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again. The one thing missing from those reviews is surprise. It seems that no one had high expectations for the film this time (warp) around. The skepticism is understandable, because the original was […]

Why Theatre Should Be More Like Baseball

  Maybe not Baseball. I’m not a huge fan, but with The Chicago Cubs going into their fourth game with The Dodgers – I’ve been excited by the real life drama of all of it. It feels so visceral and alive and real. We can’t know the outcome. My favorite theater experiences have this quality too. […]


We were discussing finding images in class I was reminded that I used to keep scrapbooks. The images (mostly from the New York Times) had been taped into small paper notebooks and were bursting at the seams. I threw them out recently. I have gone through this process a bunch of times in my life […]

Fits and Starts: I’m finding my voice

 Where is my voice on the internet? What does it sound like? What does it look like? How do I talk about art and the world? I feel like a baby learning how to talk. To clock the development of my voice, I present for myself and the rest of the internet, where I begin: […]

Gloria’s Cause: An Examination of Present America in Light of the Past

Dayna Hanson‘s piece Gloria’s Cause is first and foremost a collage. It is not entirely dance theater, not exactly a musical, and it is definitely not a straight play. It kind of takes place during the Revolutionary war and it also kind of takes place now. In my first encounter with it on, I did […]

New York City Cops – and a Reflection on the Self

New York based indie rock band The Strokes first released their platinum-selling album Is This It in the UK and Australia on July 30, 2001. Track nine on this pressing was the song “New York City Cops,” the chorus of which repeats, “New York City Cops, New York City Cops… They ain’t too smart.”[1] The […]

The Big Merge: Internet and Theatre

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Some will reject it all together, some will half-ass-idly try to incorporate it, many will fail, but sometimes and someday we will find a way, the way to merge the internet, social media and our smartphones with the staged theatre. An article on HowlRound explored different possibilities and […]

Critical Response: “Over There” by Mark Ravenhill

“Over There” by Mark Ravenhill is an incredibly well crafted portrayal of the conflict in Germany between native Berliners after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Twin brothers, separated by the wall for years, reunite and attempt to live together, learning that despite having blood, parents, and a cosmic connection all in common, they are […]