Tag Archive | storytelling

A Response to the Huntington’s THE WHO AND THE WHAT

Walking into the Calderwood Pavilion for a Sunday matinee I was unsurprised by the audience make-up, mostly older and white, with about six to seven people my age and about twenty people of color, including a Muslim Sudanese couple, and two parties of Muslim Pakistanis, who introduced themselves as such when they spoke during the […]

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 […]

Trains, Truths, and Tale Tellers

One of the earliest memories I have is from when I was 5 years old, and I told my mother a story about Thomas the Tank Engine going on an adventure all throughout the island in which his television show is set. The event was prefaced with a “Mom, have you ever seen the episode of Thomas […]

Stories Worth Telling

I recently read a blog post by my classmate, Ally, in response to Scott Slavin’s post about solo performance on HowlRound. In Ally’s post, she concludes that the main purpose of solo performance is telling a story worth knowing. I agree, and further ask, what constitutes a story worth knowing? Both Scott and Ally remark […]

The Art of Listening During the Revolution

We live in a world filled with disaster, strife, injustice, hate, and greed. I decided to pursue a career in the arts because I want to illuminate the other side of the coin; the side that glistens with hope, love, miracles, kindness, and novelty. I have conceded that one cannot exist without the other. The moments […]

bomb.com

Okay, I know my blog title is cute, but really Bombsite and Bomb magazine are the best things that have come into my life as young artist. The brash and honest interviews, the flowing language, it all melds together into a powerful collage of contemporary theatre analysis. I was reading an article in which Richard […]

Stop fighting! Make something!

Recently, I’ve been reading a number of articles circulating on Howlround on the topic of the right of the storyteller/artist. I’ve read all the articles in the Howlround series, Race and Representation in American Theater. I invite anyone reading this to click on one of the articles in the link. Any one of them. They […]