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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Why You Should Boo Amar Ramasar in the "West Side Story" Revival

Why You Should Boo Amar Ramasar in the "West Side Story" Revival

When Amar Ramasar takes his first bows as Bernardo, it will have been just a year and a half since he was fired from the New York City Ballet for sharing nude photos of female company members without their knowledge or consent. Yet, in typical professional theatre industry fashion, the powers-that-be decided to overlook egregious behavior and declare that talent trumps unethical behavior, no matter how vile.

So when Ramasar takes his first bows, I encourage you to give him the reception he deserves - boo him.

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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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