I’m no stranger to imposter syndrome. I routinely question my abilities, my talents, my prospects, and my creative potential relative to the industry. I frequently wonder if I’m practicing enough, learning enough, applying myself to the right opportunities. I also often wonder if I deserve it. That’s the big one, and I had an experience with that quite recently.Read More
I literally find drama everywhere I go, whether it’s in my own exceptionally dramatic behavior, or in the universal human habits, I notice which are sneakily Tony-worthy. I’m spending my summer in my hometown, and not doing very many theatrical things. But upon returning home, I was almost immediately struck by a rather intrusive recognition of drama in my life.Read More
Various genres displayed through both plays and musicals have made their mark on Broadway. It may be hard to believe, but each of these musical productions including the ones who came before and to follow, all share a commonality amongst them. They all have participated in a powerful Broadway tradition dating back to the 1950s.Read More
I love a good shock factor in theatre. I love when something really surprises and resonates with me in a production, it makes me admire the work of the director and actors even more; it shows that the cast and crew are not afraid to take risks.
Though I’m a fan of shock factors, I’m not a fan of all shock factors.Read More
One the more prestigious performing art colleges in Chicago today is reeling over allegations by former students. The allegations against Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University range from the treatment of students to unethical behavior and racial discrimination. Multiple former students have also come forward with allegations of sexual harassment against a current faculty member.Read More
To our dearest love,
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day, or simply the M to our Mission Impossible.
Little do the audiences know the work behind the face they see stuck with velcro on the board in the lobby - and with a picture as large as the director, the choreographer and the MD!
Prior to the dress rehearsal, I had a little moment where I thought I wasn’t good enough: I wasn’t talented enough to be on that stage. It didn’t matter what anyone told me; I was adamant that I didn’t belong in the theatre. But then something changed.Read More
This Sunday marks the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall. And while the Tonys is theatre’s biggest night for a myriad of celebratory reasons, the real woman and inspiration behind the ceremony is often overlooked and forgotten.Read More
The news just went out that Colleen Ballinger, who is famously known for creating the internet sensation Miranda Sings, will be making her Broadway debut as Dawn in Waitress for a four week run from August 20th through September 15th. I think that is wonderful.Read More
It’s Pride Month, one of the best times of the year! Tony nominations are out, summer stocks have begun their seasons, and Broadway is covered in rainbows. Pride month is a generally really fun time for all queer people, but it’s thanks to the trans* community that Pride even started. So, in the spirit of Pride and looking at ways to support the community, below are ways that cisgender theatre-makers can be allies to the trans* community this month!Read More