Six Wicked Cool Skills I Got From Being a Theatre Kid

Better bloggers than I have praised the triumph and bemoaned the heartbreak of being a theatre major. While getting my BFA has certainly had its perks, many of my most valuable skills came from the six years I spent in junior high and high school as part of a youth acting troupe. Whether in a … More Six Wicked Cool Skills I Got From Being a Theatre Kid

Backstage

Ever since I joined Theatre, I’ve been fascinated with the backstage areas of theatres – to me, it’s where the real magic happens. It’s where ordinary people become that which is other than themselves. It’s where humans become beasties, and shop assistants become princesses. It’s where through the application of make-up, a person transforms. I’ve … More Backstage

Where the devil are my slippers?

I had an epiphany the other night. Many classic musicals have a not-so-hidden subtext about gender roles and power. Consider the three most popular shows by Rodgers & Hammerstein: “The King and I”: Lower-status woman falls for a higher-status wealthy older man. “The Sound of Music”: Lower-status woman falls for a higher-status wealthy older man. … More Where the devil are my slippers?