Tag Archive | new play

An interview with playwright, Olivia Z. Cote; director, Jasmine Brooks; and dramaturg, Elena Toppo of the World Premiere of Final Flight

Final Flight is a new play by Olivia Z. Cote that is being produced as apart of the Senior Theatre Arts Majors Productions’ season at Boston University, School of Theatre. I conducted the following interview with my thesis partners, Olivia and Elena, as a way for us to discover more about this play, Olivia’s process […]

Vomit Writing Magic Muse

Being a playwright-  finding your muse is very important- having your space, having your music, having your spells, chants, and charms around you as you write is very important. But sometimes it just doesn’t come. My first mentor/friend in playwriting was Stephen Adly Guirgis. Outside of my mother, he was the first person who told […]


I’ve been doing a ton of revision this week. HAPPILY. With actual JOY. And if that last word makes perfect sense to you, then you can probably stop reading now because you’re one of those magical creatures who’s loved revising ever since you started writing. Let me tell you: I am not one of those. […]

Diana Oh’s {my lingerie play} Installation 9/10: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!!

Two weeks ago, I took off for a weekend workshop in NYC and seized the opportunity to see Diana Oh’s {my lingerie play} Installation 9/10: THE CONCERT CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! at The Rattlestick in the West Village. I have been following Diana Oh’s work online for the past few years and was thrilled to be able […]



There. Now that I’ve got your attention, I should probably inform you that I am probably a playwright. My caring and loving friends and professors keep telling me so. I remain skeptical. In my little life, I’ve started plenty of plays. I have a marvelous routine. I get to page 8 or so, and then I […]

Plays & Pancakes & Prosecco

Plays & Pancakes & Prosecco

Yesterday morning, in my very own College Apartment, a new play grew even stronger. On this gross, rainy Monday, my home was aflutter. A Facebook invite went out. Bisquick, orange juice, and prosecco came in. As my roommates and I waited excitedly for our peers to show up, I was of no productive use – I jumped […]

Cursed Child: Is the play the thing?

I will unabashedly admit that Harry Potter takes up a considerable amount of my everyday existence. I truly can’t imagine my life without the wonderful universe that Ms. J. K. Rowling has so generously gifted us Muggles. So, naturally, as a theatre student and Potterhead I was thrilled to learn when it was announced that there was going […]

Sorry, Writers…

I’ve gotten the chance to work on a couple new plays over the past six months, and never once did I think about the writer’s being paid for their work. I was lucky enough to be a part of the production team on Williamstown Theatre Festival’s production of A Great Wilderness. Through the eight weeks of […]

Never Yell Fire in a Crowded Theatre…

But C1’s The Flick is lighting a few matches. One of the most exciting pieces of theatre on the horizon is Annie Baker’s newest play, The Flick. After its world premiere at Playwright’s Horizons in 2013 and subsequent New England premiere at Company One, this play is brand new and catching like wildfire. One of […]

Children’s Theatre: Is It A Vehicle To Approach Change?

To be honest, I am not sure… That’s why I am sitting here, quite honestly uncomfortably, pondering the question. An article on HowlRound sparked this thought process. The Binary Theatre Company in November put on a performance of “The Jester’s Cap” which is a a play aimed at younger audiences, around middle school age. One non-cited internet […]

The Easy Choice

Previously on this blog I have advocated for the consideration of stage managers as theatre artists, citing our creative sensibilities in communicating notes from the rehearsal room, and the influence we can have on the execution of the design elements in a production. I truly believe this, and recognize in myself my own capacity for […]

New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down

It’s been said time and time again, over and over, like a broken record. New York is over. New York is dead—you know, because Hip Hop is dead and Punk is dead and Times Square has been fully Disney-fied since a thorough clean-up effort began in 1980. New York is no longer the cultural capital […]

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: The New Play does Online Dating

Anyone ever been on OkCupid? It’s a hipper match.com, an online dating site which has you declare you interests (from sociopolitical to sexual), take personality quizzes, and post some arresting photos—all to attract a potential mate. Once you’ve completed your OkCupid profile, you’re visible to all sorts of local hopefuls who may or may not […]

This One’s for the Kids

This weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing three of my peers in Phil Berman’s new play Three Blessed Brothers.  Now, compared to other plays done at Boston University, I’ll be honest– this one was an oddball. Not only was it a comedy (an unheard of type of production here in the school of theatre), […]

I mentioned in my last blog post that I am currently in a devised production where we explore female historic figures whose lives have somehow intersected with the infamous Henry VIII. We are an all female cast dealing (mostly) with all female issues– (but how can we say what those qualify as, in all honesty). […]

Boy Meets New Play (and Rhombus Turns Ten!)

The Boston University School of Theatre is lucky to call Kirsten Greenidge its playwriting professor. Nationally recognized for acclaimed plays like Milk Like Sugar and Luck of the Irish, Kirsten is now in her second year on faculty and has been very generous sharing her place in the Boston theatre community with her students. Last night, […]

When The Lights Go Out…

  What can be said about the end of the world now that couldn’t be said on December 21st, 2012? For one, there seems to be a lot more ambiguity surrounding the subject. Ancient predictions on Mayan calendars, mixed with post-Y2K anit-climax, have begun to infuse them with more and more film and theatre over […]

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 […]