Tag Archive | Community

Who You Want Your Audience To Be

I’ve been thinking a lot about “audience” recently. I went to three shows this weekend, two fringe and one mid-size, and saw a huge disparity in who was attending the shows. This wasn’t surprising. It was exactly what you’d expect: majority older white subscribers at the mid-size, majority 20-40-somethings and theatre artists at the fringe, […]

On “Theatre as a Form of Resistance to Oppression & Genocide”: How Theatre Normalized Life for a Jewish Ghetto in WWII

Last night I attended a talk by Joshua Sobol, an Israeli playwright and director who has written over 75 plays and directed internationally, including in the U.S., Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and, of course, Israel. BU was fortunate enough to have him through the efforts of the BU Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies and the […]

Now What?

This past weekend I completed my Senior Acting Thesis. That is a sentence I cannot believe I just typed. The past four years have felt as though they have culminated in this moment; a chance for me to share with friends, family members and teachers the experiences I have gained since starting my training freshman year. Although I started […]

Build Me Up: Architecture in the Theatre

Build Me Up: Architecture in the Theatre

This week has me thinking about architecture (thanks to Jeremy and his insightful post last week). I spent every summer from 2011-2015 working for an architecture, engineering, and interior design firm. In addition to padding my savings account, the job gave me a real appreciation for how much time, energy, coordination, compromise, and thoughtful design goes […]

Self Care in the Theater

This weekend I attended a POC healing night for artists and activists in Boston put together by a dear friend of mine, Lauren Miller, who works in Community Engagement and is an Administrative Manager at Company One Theater in Boston. This event was constructed in three parts: a session of reconstructive yoga, a group listen […]

Changing the “dramaturgy of the land”

“When you’re marching down the levee, something amazing happens: the dramaturgy of the land changes” – Nick Slie (Mondo Bizarro, New Orleans, LA) While the human race is capable of such magnificent acts of creation, we are equally as capable of devastating destruction.  In making life more convenient for ourselves, we have begun to systematically […]

Taking Root

This semester, I’m taking a class on French culture.  This week in class, my professor asked us what we thought some defining factors of American culture are.  Answers from my classmates were: the American dream, freedom and equality for all, instant gratification, independence of the individual, and a mix of different cultures.  As I’ve learned […]