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Thesis Part II: Start where you are

Two weeks ago, I decided to re-evaluate the frame of my thesis. I have since found a co-collaborator who is part of the Deaf community and am thrilled to have his creative mind and spirit in the room. We decided to meet after thanksgiving break and I honestly, realized too late that I should have […]

Playwrights Play with Playlists

I am loving the trend happening these days where playwrights are making public Spotify playlists that accompany their new plays. I’m sure the act of playwrights creating playlist for their plays has been happening for years in various forms; burned CD’s, iPod playlists, etc, but what is special about the current form is how publicly […]

That World Premiere Thing

Last Monday I attended a fascinating presentation by Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Bay Area on their new play study, Triple Play. Click here to watch the livestream of the discussion. The study centered on the motivations and reactions of single-ticket buyers with regard to their new play ticket purchases, and there was a lot […]

It Takes a Village

It takes a village. I recently rediscovered this phrase in an meeting discussing a project I am working on for the Spring that incorporates both Hearing and Deaf actors. My advisor told me that the one of the key pieces of Dramaturgy is when to relinquish your power. Yes, I had an idea. Yes, I […]

Who is This For?

When we approach a new project, one of the questions we need to be asking ourselves is who is this for? Who is the intended audience we want to hear, see, experience this story on stage? And in today’s world where the necessity of the art is being challenged, knowing who this is for and […]

Funding

Kristin Nordevel believes that the U.S. would benefit hugely from taking a European approach to arts funding. She talks about it in this article¬†called “The Art of Listening is Political”. This reminded me of a small comment that our professor, Ilana Brownstein made in class. I believe we were talking about a struggle that a […]

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 […]