Artistic Freedom Vs. Artistic Responsibility Forum – Neutral is as Neutral Does

About a week ago, on Monday, August 19th, I attended a forum for theatre artists, other artists, and the community called the Forum for Artistic Freedom vs. Artistic Responsibility. There’s lots of good write-ups about the discussion, including: Mikado, yellowface debate at Seattle Repertory Theatre forum All the coverage of “Mikado, yellowface” in the news […]

Algorithmic Theatre

This weekend, On the Boards is offering a show called “A Piece of Work (formerly False Peach)”. The show, per it’s website write-up, mixes live performance and AI software. As part of the show’s run, OtB will also offer a master class with Annie Dorsen, who created the show. Dorsen has created basically a new […]

Mirror Neurons explain everything!

I’m really into podcasts, and am constantly on the hunt for new ones. Recently, when I finally exhausted my supply of Radiolab, I went on the prowl for science-based podcasts. As a sometime-scifi writer (my solo performance is the dystopian near future, after all), I inhale strange science facts like cocaine. Well, except it’s either […]

Art Round-Up, mostly derp

There’s been some interesting bits on art from around the world this week. The most painful and derpy of them all is news about conservative Catholic organizations protesting a play which, from what I can gather, deals with a sad, difficult, depressing, and very real subject — a dying elderly parent. It’s not pleasant to […]

Another Link Round-Up Post

Look, I just moved across town, okay? That’s exhausting and expensive. I have things to say, but currently, little mind with which to say them. Maybe tomorrow. Or maybe I’ll start watching “Weeds” on Netflix Streaming. Also, these don’t really have anything to do with theatre, but they do have more generally to do with […]

Chicken butt

I lost NaPlWriMo this year. Perhaps “lost” is too strong a term, although if you complete all 75 pages you get to say you won, so … not sure what the opposite term would be. Frankly, I’m not surprised. I launched into it at the last minute, I didn’t have anything really prepared. I did […]

Media Saturated

I recently broke down and decided to pay for the cheapest Netflix account possible — one disk in the mail, unlimited streaming video. After I ploughed my way through the last two seasons of “Xena,” my boyfriend started using my account more than I did, and I decided that, if there’s two of us using […]