Tag Archive | theatre

Fun Home, or: the Genealogy of Queer Stories

Autobiography has, in fact, come to a close. We just have to turn in some assignments such as reader responses to finish off the course. In this vein, I had my first complete experience with Fun Home on Sunday. I had, of course, been watching the Tony’s when “Ring of Keys” was performed. And I was, of course, captivated […]

Statement of Objective

These three words together scare the shit out of me. I always question if I want to apply to programs that request a statement of objective – I feel locked in, panicked and I want to scream. I worry that I’m going to deliver a statement that sounds very inauthentic to who I am. It’s […]

Who is This For?

When we approach a new project, one of the questions we need to be asking ourselves is who is this for? Who is the intended audience we want to hear, see, experience this story on stage? And in today’s world where the necessity of the art is being challenged, knowing who this is for and […]

My Relationship to Beauty and Theatre

This past weekend I just closed my fifth show here at BU, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. The process was filled with ups and downs, but ultimately the show turned out to be a powerful iteration of a legendary playwrights’ story. I was pleasantly surprised by the responses I received from family, friends, peers, […]

As a writer

The setting is the first thing I think about – Where? In my plays the set becomes more than a prop, it becomes as much of an organism of force as the living characters on stage. When I begin to develop a play I think about how I can manipulate the set into consciousness. How […]

Dramaturgy of Dialects

In Dialects last year, we talked about how one can better understand a character through the specificity of their idiolect. In all four of my casting assignments, I have had to learn and put on voices that were much unlike my own: 1930s Hollywood actress voice, drawl, Western Irish, Cockney. For Cabaret, I am in […]

Artistic Responsibility and Liberties

In my collaborative theatre ensemble class, our midterm is to devise a ten minute long piece deconstructing historical event. My group was initially interested in focusing on the death of important figures from a variety of religions. We went down a rabbit hole of questions and tangential ideas and landed on the Jim Jones, the […]