Theater is Dead; Long Live Theater

I recently came across someone’s blog post where they lamented theater in a COVID-19 world. They claimed that without live performances and human interaction, theater is effectively dead. Really. Because from where I’m standing, my students have access to plays via streaming services online. Just this last week I saw a dramatic reading of aContinue reading “Theater is Dead; Long Live Theater”

Project Outbreak

A few months ago my friend mentioned that a local theater was looking for ten minute audio plays. It was called Project Outbreak, and the idea was to raise money for performing artists and the like who had lost their jobs (ie, waiting tables and theater) due to the COVID-19 shut-down. I decided to giveContinue reading “Project Outbreak”

Visiting the Precipice

I just got back from a play in which a mother kills her child and then kills herself. I found the conclusion satisfying. It made sense for the character’s arc. But most of all I found the “perversion” of such acts deeply satisfying. I enjoy the “fucked up shit”. There is a reason I surgicallyContinue reading “Visiting the Precipice”