Tag Archive | Boston University

How Theatre School has let a Black Girl Down

It was a dream come true when I heard about the upcoming season for the 2017-2018 school year at BU’s School of Theatre: we’re putting on an August Wilson play, Gem of the Ocean. For those of you who don’t know who August Wilson is, August Wilson (1945-2005) is one of our great American playwrights. […]

An Hour with AXIS Dance Company

Today I had the incredible pleasure and honor to attend a collaborative workshop between the 2017 Acting Major class and AXIS Dance Company. AXIS is a dance company based in Oakland, California that exists to “change the face of dance and disability.” They are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary, and are here for a week-long residency […]

A Semester on BU Fusion: Part One

A Semester on BU Fusion: Part One

This semester, I have found myself covered in a thin layer of strange fog. I keep doing weird things, I have dashed out of my apartment at warp speed, twice leaving fully-prepared breakfasts just sitting on my counter for a whole day. Maybe it’s a senior year thing, or I am too all-over the place, but I […]

None of my assignments are done, but I sure am.

Getting a BFA is hard. Theatre school is hard. Being at the College of Fine Arts is not easy. It is a choice to take on the work load and stress that this program demands. The learning standards are rigorous and the expectations are very high. The hours lean on superabundant. The line between personal life […]

Inviting Dramaturgy into School of Theatre Productions

The other day in class the topic of dramaturgy in the School of Theatre came up — specifically, that we do not have a standard way of working with a dramaturg on SOT shows. This comment was off-hand and we did not delve deeply into it, but I have been ruminating on the subject for the […]

Burst My Bubble: Race in the Theatre

I live in the bubble. Boston University provides me with a beautiful bubble, safely padded with educated liberals who are all just as fired up about social injustices as I am. The bubble is a wonderful place where my beliefs and ideals are strengthened, confirmed, validated. The bubble is a place where I am allowed […]

The Extent of Inclusion

This week, in an article written by Erica Nagel, I was introduced to a new method of theatrical inclusion called Relaxed Performances (RP’s). RP’s are designed to offer sensory- friendly performances of fully produced plays so as to invite members of the theater going community who are sensitive to sensory overload (ex. those on the […]