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Responsibility When Writing Outside of Personal Experience

For Playwriting I, our final is a one act to full length play. I am writing about a woman in her 70s managing PTSD after she was raped working for the army. I can only imagine what it is like to be that age and what its like navigating the world of the army. I […]

We’re NOT an MT Program…are we?

I used to be a musical theatre kid to the MAX. Not just to the max, but to the Max Bialystock. Then I came to BU and musical theatre took a back seat which was exactly what I needed when I first came into the program. My world was exploded from the world of the musical […]

Dramaturgy of Dialects

In Dialects last year, we talked about how one can better understand a character through the specificity of their idiolect. In all four of my casting assignments, I have had to learn and put on voices that were much unlike my own: 1930s Hollywood actress voice, drawl, Western Irish, Cockney. For Cabaret, I am in […]

Artistic Responsibility and Liberties

In my collaborative theatre ensemble class, our midterm is to devise a ten minute long piece deconstructing historical event. My group was initially interested in focusing on the death of important figures from a variety of religions. We went down a rabbit hole of questions and tangential ideas and landed on the Jim Jones, the […]

Presentation Matters!

Presentation matters. I am someone who tends to focus on ideas, daydreams and questions, and forget about form. As Jon Savage emphasizes in his Painting and Drawing class, no one takes the content seriously if the presentation is weak. His class forces me to think about how much time it takes to make stronger choices […]

Writing a Ten Minute Play

In Playwriting I, we just turned in our “final revision” of out ten minute play. We were asked to use the structure outlined in Gary Garrison’s book, A More Perfect Ten: Page 1- 2: set up world, introduce central characters and make sure we understand what they want/need/desire through the journey of the play. Page […]

Learning how to ask for what I NEED

The past couple years here at BU have been all about me finding my voice and using it. My whole life I’ve been the loud girl. I would talk a lot, my voice would always be the loudest, and I was usually the most talkative person around my friends. But somehow in theatre school, my […]