Tag Archive | ART

Its Cheaper Than Therapy

I write about myself. A lot. I may change names or looks but there’s a high chance that if I written anything I’ve felt passionate about it, it’s based on people and events in my life. I honestly don’t know if I am capable of writing about anything else. -For Example- My second life-river was […]

Empathy… even for conservatives.

Empathy… even for conservatives.

Recently I came across this article on American Theatre Magazine’s website that touches upon the responsibility of artists, particularly in this time of political turmoil. It is an issue that has been plaguing me for weeks. In the university I attend I am surrounded by extremely liberal artists, and the more I look into this, the more […]

On Compliments and the Magic of Theatre

You know what I haven’t heard in a really long time here at BU? A compliment. A compliment from the complimenter delivered of their own volition to the complimentee about work they have done. I have heard compliments about people not in the room. I have heard compliments delivered from a third party – “so-and-so […]

A Stair Metaphor

So I have a terrible habit. When I am the midst of some sort of action, whether it be brushing my teeth, cooking dinner or climbing up stairs, I think, “What would be the worst possible thing that could happen to me right now?” What if, while handling this boiling water, I lose my grip […]

Art (with a capital A)

  This summer I met a tiny, elated, chimney sweep, and it’s the best damn thing I’ve ever seen theatre do. When I took a job as Assistant Stage Manager for Zach Theatre’s summer musical, Mary Poppins there was a part of me that didn’t want to share the news with my peers. Don’t get me […]

“Exhibit B”

Back in September our Dramaturgy class took sometime to talk about a performance art piece titled Exhibit B which had its opening night in London cancelled this September due to protests that arose around its content as you can read about here. After two successful days of being open in Paris  the Gerard Philippe de Saint-Denis theatre […]

On Point: Art, Academics, and Checks and Balances

A friend of mine who loves ballet and dance sent me an incredibly interesting video about 2 weeks ago. The video, En Puntas, is by Javier Pérez, a Spanish artist, and features ballerina Amelie Segarra dancing on the razor sharp points of two knives on top of a piano. The images alone are visceral and […]

A Question Not Worth Asking

Art- noun- [ahart] – 1.the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. 2.the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria; works of art collectively, as paintings, sculptures, or drawings: a museum of art; an art collection.  See fine art, commercial art. 3. A field, […]

Mo’ Money, Less Art: A Response to “The Arts Can’t Rely On Money”

First let me say that I firmly believe great theatre and great art comes out of the worst circumstances. Langston Hughes at one point had a female patron who paid for his bills and the like, but he eventually turned away from her because he felt that the comfortable life, the life where his art […]

Let’s Talk About Violence (In Our Artistic Work! Seriously!)

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the recent shootings at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Wait a second. Actually, I haven’t. I’ve been thinking about it some. Occassionally, at best. But the truth is, this very recent and very tragic act of violence, culminating in 13 deaths (including the shooter, Navy Yard-employed computer […]