End Post Play Preaching

End Post Play Preaching

You’ve probably seen it: at the end of a play about some kind of tragedy, every character in the play starts interlocking monologues that individually paint their own pictures but which add up to a bigger picture, and the audience is often forced to move their heads around like their watching the worst game of tennis ever. I can see why playwrights would do this, but I think it is hurting plays.

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There's No "Right Way" to be an Artist

There's No "Right Way" to be an Artist

There’s no official right-of-passage that someone has to pass through in order to identify as an artist. People who are full-time artists are artists. People who are artists after their 9 to 5 office jobs are artists. People who are stay-at-home parents and full-time nurses, that volunteer for an occasional community theatre production in their free-time are artists, too. The only qualifier for someone to be considered an “artist” is that they make art

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The 2019 State of the Theater Address

The 2019 State of the Theater Address

Yes, unfortunately the state of the theater has become a disaster and it does not look like there is a rescue team on the way to clean up and revert back to a civilized manner. What happened to the days you could actually sit in the dark, sometimes with over a thousand people and enjoy seeing and hearing exactly what was happening on stage, without an inkling of it becoming a miserable experience.

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The Ways "Seussical" Has Bettered Humankind

The Ways "Seussical" Has Bettered Humankind

If you haven’t been in, or been involved with​ Seussical​ at least three times, then I’m sorry to inform you that you’re probably not the most fulfilled theatre person you could be, and your childhood probably greatly suffered.  Here’s a comprehensive list of the ways ​Seussical​ has single-handedly bettered humankind. 

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