Tag Archive | media

Here, Have Some Inspiration from the Light Leaks!

This week I wanted to take the time to shout out to one of my peers, who I knew growing up, who is kicking-ass at creating her own content and building an empowering community for female and gender non-conforming filmmakers. Her name is Kim Hoyos. A soon-to-be-grad from Rutgers, Kim has been inspiring me personally […]

Demi Lovato and the A R T of Stars’ Documentaries

On one recent weekend or in the past few days, which are seemingly moving like unnamable wind rapids and less like structured cycles fit to keep momentum, I watched Demi Lovato’s documentary, “Simply Complicated.” I have been a fan of this talented, hardworking woman since she stepped on the Disney Channel scene and I have […]

WTF is a play cycle – Pt. 6 – Night Cap

Returning to my former naive B.A. acting studies questions: They can do that? Of course they can, the mind and hand of a writer has no restrictions. If the writer feels the stories out of Pine City is incomplete and if there is an audience that will watch or read another visit. There will be […]

WTF is a play cycle – Pt. 5

I remember the day well when I first heard the words – play cycle A week before, my B.A. acting professor had given my small troupe a play to analyze – Craig Wright’s Orange Flower Water. It was my first real touch on something contemporary – very exotic and exciting to me. The play examined […]

Gray Area: Who do we believe?

Trigger Warning, this post deals with issues of sexual assault and violence. Sexual assault is ingrained in our society and our theatre isn’t helping. From plays like Street Car Named Desire, Really Really and Oleanna, sexual assault is dealt with in a way that seems like a “gray area” or an area where everyone is […]

Theatre Review: “The Debate” brings the heat, but lacks coherence

There was no telling what Monday night’s performance of The Debate would behold; even days later, processing exactly what this piece means for its audience of more than 84 million, I find it hard to reduce to any key phrase or unifying idea. Perhaps that was what resonated the most profoundly: there is no unity, or […]

A Woman’s Voice Being Heard

       Yesterday in the New York Times, a title caught my eye… “The Media Has A Woman Problem“. Now usually I would scrim the article but I had seen this particular one pop up on social media a few times so I decided to actually sit and read it.  Liza Mundy starts off […]

“Image is Powerful”: Cameron Russell’s TEDTalk

I came across this TEDTalk about a week ago and since then, I can’t help but keep thinking about it. It’s interesting because she is probably not the most eloquent, verbose, or scholarly TEDTalker I have seen. She acknowledges how awkward she is and she even has a slight speech impediment. At the same time, […]