August 23, 2015

The first time I encountered Three Sisters, I was a bumbling sophomore in college. I knew where the library and the rec center were, so clearly I was a knowledgable, independent, student. Our collegiate production was something special. It was like a scumbled painting, speckled with contrasts of Theatricalism and Realism and splattered with the essential unrequited love and regret seen in any Chekhovian play. As we “painters”...

May 8, 2015

I have been dragging my feet about trying standup comedy for months now for the same reason most people never try it: it seems terrifying.  Except unlike most people I have actually tried performing comedy.  In college I was in our campus improv troupe for three years and competed in the College Improv Tournament.  I was also the Editor in Chief of our humor and satire newspaper.  I know how to write jokes, punch up ideas, and...

April 9, 2015

When experiencing art, it’s easy for me to forget the process that created it.  I don’t think about Paul Simon’s songwriting process because I’m too busy singing “You Can Call me Al” in my car.  Never mind how Monet painted those water lilies, it’s a gorgeous iconic painting so who cares?  And never have I once considered what it’s like when Quentin Tarantino directs a film because oh my gosh Django’s killing all his former sl...

March 25, 2015

I arrive about ten minutes late to ERA’s recent rehearsal of The Offended Audience, one of the six plays that comprise their upcoming production R + J: A Telephone Play.  The cast is already in the middle of their rehearsal in The Chapel, an arts venue in a converted gothic building with stone walls and stained glass windows.  The room is drafty and somewhat dimly lit.  I am quickly introduced to the cast and warned not to tri...

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