Tag Archive | storytelling

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 […]

The Modern-Day Campfire

So a brief discussion in class on the #newplay Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play got me thinking and wondering about the origins and the future of storytelling. It all began around a fire, thousands and thousands of years ago. Someone once told me (I believe it was one of my classmates, I apologize for not […]

Family Theatrics

Sometimes my friends tell me I should write a play about my family. Not my immediate family, but my extended family on my mom’s side. There are seventeen of us in the Boston area–eighteen if you include my great grandmother’s sister, Phyllis.  There are also four generations of us. I’ll make a chart so it […]

Phil Berman on Three Blessed Brothers

Great theatre inspires great conversation. In my previous blog post, I wrote a response to Phil Berman’s new play Three Blessed Brothers. I sent the review to Phil, and opened up a conversation with the playwright about his work, his process, and what it means for him to be telling this story. Here’s what he […]

Phil Berman’s Three Blessed Brother’s Offers Rich Ground for Storytelling

Thunderbirds, trickster gods, firestones, puppetry and banjo make for a rollicking night of hootin’ and a hollerin’ in Phil Berman’s new play Three Blessed Brothers. Hewn from the great fables of the Lakota tribe, these are joyous stories for all ages . Aesthetically the show is satisfying and delightful. The strong designs of the Lakota […]

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 […]