Tag Archive | New York City

Some Jazz grabbed my soul and Bars are Art too.

Last week I went to Manhattan for my senior showcase performance. My four days in the city were spent differently than how I usually spend my time when I visit or even when I lived in NYC. I did not see any broadway shows, I did not cruise along the Upper West Side for hours, […]

Chotto Desh

Chotto Desh

  Somehow  midway through this semester I found myself in New York to see a production of Hamilton! Honestly, that show deserves more of a novel than a blog post, so I’ll just say that it delivered on the hype and I was blown away. Hamilton was a matinee and my bus back to Boston didn’t leave until […]

Copyright and Theatre

Copyright and Theatre

  Recently the creators of Jersey Boys (a popular show that has been running on Broadway since 2005 and the West End since 2008) have been found guilty of copyright infringement. A federal court in Nevada ruled that approximately 10% of the show can be linked back to text from an autobiography written by Tommy […]

Dramaturgy in the Ballet World

Dramaturgy in the Ballet World

In most major ballet companies (New York City Ballet, Houston, Paris Opera, etc.) there is a person or staff of people employed as the Ballet Masters. Each of them have a repertoire of ballets that they have either seen, danced in, or learned from the original choreographer. These ballet masters are responsible for keeping the ballet […]

Recovering from Reality TV

An article on theatremania.com reported the closing of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway in early January. The article also highlighted the addition of actress NeNe Leakes to play the role of the Wicked Stepmother for the ending of the show. I understand the article used her previous credential “of The Real Housewives of Atlanta”  to offer […]

Giving Back To Your Artistic Upbringing (where the f**k am I moving?)

No mater where we start, the conversation of “where are you moving?” constantly works its way into conversation between my peers and I. As the Senior Class prepares to go out into the nation and become active theatre artists, I often find that I am torn between moving to some grand city (alright, lets be […]

The Transformative Power of Theatre

I am a true believer in the power of theatre to transform communities.  This is why I work with Arts After Hours in Lynn, MA.  Arts After Hours is dedicated to revitalizing and changing the economy of Lynn–a city mired in years of economic stagnation. Another theatre company, New Brooklyn Theater, that also believes in […]

To Everyone Who Asks What I’m Going to Do When I Graduate: A Desert Manifesto

Holiday season. Travel season, if you live as far from home as this gal. Because there are no direct flights from Boston Logan to the Tulsa International Airport, it takes me longer to get halfway across the country than it would for me to get to the furthest corner of the West Coast. Best case […]

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 […]

Audience Safety: How Hot Is Too Hot?

I recently read an article from the New York Times about a revival of Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman.  This play is from the 60s and is about race and sexuality and passion, yet this recent production brings more to the performance.  The latest performance of this piece of theatre is taking place in The Russian and […]

Why Do We Clap?

This last weekend, I had the privilege of seeing the first preview performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot with Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen. First and foremost, the play was wonderful. The entire company put forth such thoughtful and inspiring work. It almost felt like the Theatrical Powers That Be kissed my […]


Unions. They are something that we are bound to encounter at one point or another regardless of what role we play in the theatre. For actors, there are options but Actors Equity (AE) seems to be the most popular; for opera, musicians, and dancers there is AGMA; for stage managers it can vary depending on what types of […]

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, […]

For anyone currently connected to the internet…

As I was scrolling through the Internet the other day, looking for something interesting to write about, I stumbled upon a blog post on 2amtheatre.com, written by playwrights (amongst other things) Karen Jeyens.  She addresses the ongoing conversation about women playwrights in the world today.  How do women playwrights of every racial, economical, and social […]


Synonyms: ACCURACY. AUTHENTICITY. CERTAINTY. FACT. LEGITIMACY. And what is it exactly? Mike Daisey often takes a moment to acknowledge those of us “listening through the ghostly means of the internet.” He calls those of us listening to his words through headphones or computer speakers “ghosts” time and again. He’s laying out a relatively new phenomenon […]

Leave it to Gestalt: making sense in the universe of ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON

Theatre is a lot of trouble. For audience and actor, playwright, director, box office, etc. theatre requires an immense amount of dedication. Money and time are constantly on the line, fear of failure, rejection, and disappointment hang in the air, and when it comes down to the performance, whose to say that anyone will give […]

“Arguendo” by the Elevator Repair Service

  The Elevator Repair Service, a New York City based theatre ensemble founded by John Collins, has been consistently producing an output of new and challenging work since their founding in 1991. They are probably best known for their 2010 seven hour long reimagining of the Great Gatsby, entitled “Gatz.” After seeing the piece, Ben […]

A Fools Journey: Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the Moon

On September 5th the Public Theatre launched their largest project ever, All the Faces of the Moon. Over the course of 29 nights from one new moon to the next, the New York based monologist Mike Daisey will perform 29 monologues, a collective 44-hours of performance. The Russian painter, Larissa Tokmakova has painted 29 oil-paintings […]