Plays in Performance

Choice

For my thesis, I did ‘Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom’ by Suzan-Lori Parks for students and teachers at the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre as well as for family of the cast. When I first read this play, I fell in love. Sounds I had never read or heard aloud. […]

HYPE MAN Lives up to the Hype

On Friday, I was happy to see Company One’s production of Idris Goodwin’s HYPE MAN: a break beat play. Following the production, I was lucky enough to help host an event called Cahllege Mixah as apart of my position as College Coordinator at Company One. The night went amazingly. It was filled with tons of energy […]

Where is my Hair Care

I am in the beginning stages of investigating black female hair in plays. This identity is my own, so why not start here and then expand…? In my opinion and research, there are blind spots and there always will be, but I hope it will open my awareness and eyes to other hair around me […]

Hype Me Up

I don’t like art that tells me what to do. I don’t like the preachy-preachy the-world-is bad-and-it’s-all-your-fault plays. Do I like political theatre? Hell yeah. Scream and fucking curse, make my blood boil, make my stomach hurt, drown me in guilt to the point where I’m inspired to do something.  Aha! Inspiration. This weekend I had […]

Git on Up

What does it take to rock a theatre audience? When is the moment we can sit them down and get them back up again.                                     …And sit ’em down and get ’em back up again. In my experience, curating […]

Creating Accessible Theatre

“Access” is a hot word in theater discourse right now. Often conversations revolve around how to make a performance accessible, and the solutions people come up with usually have to do with – a matinee performance labeled as Family Friendly, one or two pre-planned shows with interpreters for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons, Relaxed […]

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 […]