Tag Archive | ART

Stop telling yourself you have to abuse yourself in order for your art to be valid

Today, I saw a post on tumblr dealing with mental health in the arts. I had seen the post before, but as I walked from my friend’s apartment to the bus, I began thinking about what I would post tonight. The tumblr post came back into my mind. The post, which can be found here, […]

Fun Home, or: the Genealogy of Queer Stories

Autobiography has, in fact, come to a close. We just have to turn in some assignments such as reader responses to finish off the course. In this vein, I had my first complete experience with Fun Home on Sunday. I had, of course, been watching the Tony’s when “Ring of Keys” was performed. And I was, of course, captivated […]

Demi Lovato and the A R T of Stars’ Documentaries

On one recent weekend or in the past few days, which are seemingly moving like unnamable wind rapids and less like structured cycles fit to keep momentum, I watched Demi Lovato’s documentary, “Simply Complicated.” I have been a fan of this talented, hardworking woman since she stepped on the Disney Channel scene and I have […]

WTF is a play cycle – Pt. 6 – Night Cap

Returning to my former naive B.A. acting studies questions: They can do that? Of course they can, the mind and hand of a writer has no restrictions. If the writer feels the stories out of Pine City is incomplete and if there is an audience that will watch or read another visit. There will be […]

WTF is a play cycle – Pt. 5

I remember the day well when I first heard the words – play cycle A week before, my B.A. acting professor had given my small troupe a play to analyze – Craig Wright’s Orange Flower Water. It was my first real touch on something contemporary – very exotic and exciting to me. The play examined […]

WTF is a Play Cycle – Pt. 4

The Purpose of Play Cycles/Artist Prophet The Greeks were not only telling tales to reintegrate their citizens but they were developing stories that encapsulated their history, stories that allowed the viewer to examine civilization. In Julie Spark’s Playwrights’ Progress she states that the greek plays were performed as a mode of civic self-examination. Writers get […]

Thank God for the Pediatric ER

I’m writing this after coming home from two days in two different hospitals. Let’s be clear about one thing: I do not like hospitals. I’m not sure whether it’s the feeling of being surrounded by sickness or an unearthly atmosphere of frenetic sterility, but I do not like hospitals. With me I had my school […]