Tag Archive | casting

Am I allowed to be casted in this?

It’s Spring (not according to Boston weather), so it’s that time of the year when theatre companies start releasing their seasons for the upcoming year. As I was browsing the internet, I noticed that Speakeasy Stage announced their season, and that they would be producing the New England Premiere Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls, or the African […]

Let’s Get Specific.

Lately I have been feeling a little irked by hearing POC being talked about in a general fashion. For those who don’t know, POC stands for people of color. This term is used to encompass non-white people, and is often used in contexts that show the systematic racism that non-white people face. The area that […]

Casting and Fear

As a playwright, I have to make it my goal to know the scope and mission of various theatre companies. Trying to find the right companies for my work–and tailoring submissions appropriately so that their relevance to the company is obvious–involves serious study of theatre companies’ websites, and sometimes (with a little bit of good […]

There must be a Right Answer that isn’t the White Answer

As a preface, I am white. I identify as a woman that uses she/her/hers pronouns. I struggled with whether or not to post this, because as a white woman, I was unsure if it was my place. I was also    unsure why I assumed that just because I was a white woman, I couldn’t […]

Who I am.

As a male identifying person in the School of Theatre, I cannot say that I have been let down by casting in any way. I have been given many roles that I am proud of. However, the thing that scares me about the casting process in this institution is the fact that I will never know why I received the […]

What is my “essence”???

Over the past few weeks seniors in BU’s School of Theatre have been urged to think about the idea of personal “essence”. This sort intangible, existential crisis inducting “thing” we, as actors entering the business, are supposed understand about ourselves. What is our essence? How do we present ourselves to the world? How do others […]

Finally Being in “The Room Where it Happens”

That’s right folks, it happened. This past Tuesday I finally found myself sitting in the Richard Rogers Theatre,  better known as”the room where it happens.” I bought my tickets for Hamilton a year-ago. After saving ~many~ of my summer paychecks to snag a coveted seat (which I will admit was located only three rows from the very […]