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Trumps Effect: The Scottsboro Boys

Photo by Nile Hawver On Saturday January 21st, 2017 I walked into The Roberts Studio Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts to see SpeakEasy Stage Company’s extended run of The Scottsboro Boys. The music and lyrics were tastefully crafted by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, the team that has also given […]

What makes theatre in Boston, ‘Boston theatre’? If anything…

As I find myself at the precipice of preparing for my move to Los Angeles, I am forced to acknowledge the fact that I am also about to leave behind a theatre community that has raised me, and like many familial relationships, I have complicated feelings towards. The individuals that make up Boston’s theatre community are some […]

Developing the Negatives in Company One’s Really

Recently I had the opportunity to catch Company One’s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Really. And it was really damn good. The play has kept me thinking about the nature of death and memory, about how my baby brother has more picture and video footage of him than any of my grandparents, about how […]

Thoughts on Rob Askins’ Play Hand to God, From a Fellow Byproduct of America’s Bible Belt

Recently, I got to see SpeakEasy’s production of HAND TO GOD by Rob Askins. I had been looking forward to seeing the show for months! It’s one of the most “in advance” tickets I’ve bought in some time. I wasn’t excited for the show because of it’s recent hype and popularity, but more so because the playwright […]

What To Do When Political Theatre Becomes Old News, or, Clowns Ruin Everything

This past Sunday I grabbed some much-needed last-minute tickets to the highly-renowed American Repertory Theater to see the Abbey Theatre’s production of The Plow and the Stars. I regretted not having the opportunity to see a production of theirs during my visit in Dublin, and looked forward to making up for lost time. Although no dramaturg was […]

For: Those Who Starve

Sarah Kane’s Blasted is unpleasant — at the very least. It stars addiction, emptiness, guilt, brutality, rape, suicide, and in case this list isn’t enough, the eating of the organs of a dead baby. It is ugliness tightly wrapped into a 90-minute play. A punch at the viscera (and one very well-orchestrated by John Kuntz […]

The Seeds of Violence

  Earlier today, in response to the coverage of the police shooting of Terrence Crutcher, activist and academy award winning actress Susan Sarandon tweeted the following: Sarandon’s tweet highlights the failings of a vast amount of contemporary journalism, which places higher value on news stories that get the most traffic rather than importance to the national climate. In […]