Tag Archive | women

There must be a Right Answer that isn’t the White Answer

As a preface, I am white. I identify as a woman that uses she/her/hers pronouns. I struggled with whether or not to post this, because as a white woman, I was unsure if it was my place. I was also    unsure why I assumed that just because I was a white woman, I couldn’t […]

Where Do I Go? Follow the Children.

Son: Look Dad, it’s Skye! Father: Oh, I don’t like her. Son: Why? Father: She’s a girl. She’s boring. Some context: Skye is the female-gendered (and dressed in pink) dog character on the kids’ TV show Paw Patrol; the father and son were looking at a playset featuring her. I work at a small toy […]

Women’s Monologue Submissions!

Women’s Monologue Submissions!

Seeking: Female or non-gender-specific monologues for ages 18+ No restrictions in terms of classical/contemporary, though they must be from a published play. The file must cite play title and author. Please email all copies to lily.hargis1@gmail.com   ^ Obviously I’m putting out a call for monologues for women. Why? Because when I came to BU there were […]

earnest isn’t an excuse, boys

earnest isn’t an excuse, boys

Throughout my theatrical career, especially at Boston University, I have been surrounded by almost exclusively women in rehearsal rooms. The first three shows I was in here were 90-100% female casts. And man, there is something special in a female-dominated room. Safe, powerful, someone probably has a tampon if an emergency arises. However, within the past two […]

The Seeds of Violence

  Earlier today, in response to the coverage of the police shooting of Terrence Crutcher, activist and academy award winning actress Susan Sarandon tweeted the following: Sarandon’s tweet highlights the failings of a vast amount of contemporary journalism, which places higher value on news stories that get the most traffic rather than importance to the national climate. In […]

i can do whatever i want, punk.

“A guy walks up to me and asks ‘What’s Punk?’ So I kick over a garbage can and say ‘That’s punk!’ So he kicks over a garbage can and says ‘That’s punk?’ and I say ‘No, that’s trendy!’”-Billie Joe Armstrong When I moved to Boston almost 3 years ago, I found the streets of Allston […]

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 […]