Tag Archive | American Theatre

Vomit Writing Magic Muse

Being a playwright-  finding your muse is very important- having your space, having your music, having your spells, chants, and charms around you as you write is very important. But sometimes it just doesn’t come. My first mentor/friend in playwriting was Stephen Adly Guirgis. Outside of my mother, he was the first person who told […]

The World of ‘Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom’ by Suzan-Lori Parks

The space is open-ended. A confined interior strategically placed on an exterior. Built with imagination from the remnants of reality. The ‘Natural’ is built with the mind. Can easily be torn down and built back up again.                                      […]

Expanding the definition of the American Theatre

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about what is the “American theatre.” While I believe that we all as artists share a common sensation of the theatre world being an intimate community, I have been examining more and more the role of a national community and global thinking to theatre that I think is […]

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 […]

To the companies who participated in the Ghostlight Project: I’m afraid you’ve already failed.

In the last few weeks, I, like many other actors who will soon graduate from BFA programs across the country, have had my eyes glued to audition postings on Playbill, Backstage, Broadway World—you name it—in the hopes of finding out which plays will be produced on equity stages across the country during the 2017-18 season. […]

Build Me Up: Architecture in the Theatre

Build Me Up: Architecture in the Theatre

This week has me thinking about architecture (thanks to Jeremy and his insightful post last week). I spent every summer from 2011-2015 working for an architecture, engineering, and interior design firm. In addition to padding my savings account, the job gave me a real appreciation for how much time, energy, coordination, compromise, and thoughtful design goes […]

Statistics Aren’t Impressive.

I supposed I am not easily impressed by numbers. I credit this to my skeptical attitude towards statistics and the ways in which they can be altered so as to be appetizing for an potential audience with potential money. While that skepticism can be useful, I find it increasingly difficult to get excited about progress […]