Tag Archive | Broadway theatre

Keep Your Biases Out of My Textbook

“Keep your biases out of my textbook…”  This is literally a note I wrote while doing some homework recently. I am currently taking a class on Theatre Management. We’re learning the ins and outs of what it takes to run a theatre company, which is perfect because this is partly what I’ll end up doing […]

This Is (in fact) Our Youth (of today)

In inspiration through a guest workshop with Bill Marx today, I look at this drama criticism article of “This Is Our Youth” directed by Anna Shapiro with star name Michael Cera in the role of Warren. This article posted on the Village Voice website utilized two voices of criticism “One Veteran, One Youth”. I understand […]

Mission: Accomplished (Maybe?)

Since arriving back at school, I have been focused (nay, determined) on  trying to find time to mosey on down to the American Repertory Theatre to see their production of “Finding Neverland”, the new musical full of Broadway stars that has already announced it is heading to the Great White Way this season. Despite the fact […]

Target Demographic

How on earth is my demographic (18-34 year-old, male, (and, let’s be honest, straight and white), or possibly 18-49, etc.)  still the most coveted in terms of sales, advertising, and apparently Broadway?  I really want to know, because I find it a bit baffling.  It can’t be because there are more of us.  Data indicates […]

Art History

My first blog post of the semester focused on the Globe’s productions of Richard the 3rd and Twelfth Night which are now playing on Broadway in rep. The meat of the blog centered around the choice to do both plays with all-male casts and whether or not it was being used as a marketing gimmick. […]

Tabloid Theatre! The Dramaturgical Question in Celebrity Casting

Oh, what a tangled web we weave in a conservatory program like the Boston University School of Theatre. Theatremaking is often personal. The process of honing that craft is, in my experience, always personal. We work from what we know, adapting our raw material—depending on one’s approach images, memories, imaginative prompts, etc.—to suit the task at hand. No […]

Why Do We Clap?

This last weekend, I had the privilege of seeing the first preview performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot with Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. First and foremost, the play was wonderful. The entire company put forth such thoughtful and inspiring work. It almost felt like the Theatrical Powers That Be kissed my […]

You call yourself a professional? (Maybe you should.)

This insightful blog post by Melissa Hillman has defined perfectly, for me, what being a “professional” means for the artist.  Or rather, that the word “professional” itself can be used to describe me, despite what my paycheck may say at any given point. I am sure every theatre artist has had this experience at some time or other in […]


I was reading an article this week (and by “an article” I mean Buzzfeed) about Hollywood actors taking the stage in New York. Like any semi-pretentious, semi-entitled college theatre student, I rolled my eyes as I clicked the link. Great. Another 2010 Tony Awards waiting to happen. Hollywood invades Broadway.  The tagline for the article […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed

On Sunday (homework day), while reading Mark Lord’s “The Dramaturgy Reader”, I spilled 16 fluid ounces of sparkling water on my laptop. Black screen. Dead. No pulse. No hope. The journey to the Apple Store was wrought with self-reproach and frustrated grunts. And when the man at the Genius bar (who, I assume, is accustomed […]

I Have to be Superhuman

As an young female artist in the world, I have worked hard to cultivate a sense of awareness that will allow me to assess how I can improve to be a more effective voice in the theater world. After six years of theater training, there is one piece of information I feel I can share […]

Broadway & the American Audience

I adore theatre as much as the next School of Theatre student; however, attending theatre school has made me really bitter because it has made me incredibly aware of how shallow the American audience can be.  I think this resentful attitude took shape when I started the final project for my Dramatic Literature (1950-1990) class.  […]