That’swhatgotredactedofwhatshesaid

The last time I blogged, it was to proclaim that Seattle has less of a problem supporting female theatre artists than other cities. That was five months ago. I recently had that theory slapped back in my face with a great little 70 minute solo piece called That’swhatshesaid.  The show, conceptualized by my friendly acquaintance Erin […]

I hosted a #HowlRound!

So last week, HowlRound hosted a great Twitter discussion (under #HowlRound) about rape culture in theatre, which was a great juxtaposition with the previous day’s Twitter convo about feminism in Seattle’s art scene. Someone in the #RapeCulture #HowlRound mentioned #DisabilityRights, which got me thinking – we really don’t talk enough about disability rights when we […]

I Name-Dropped Aphra Behn 3 Times in 2 Days

As the title suggests, it was a great couple of days for women in theatre. Yesterday, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture hosted a Twitter conversation under the hashtag #SeaArtsFeminism. We didn’t come to any conclusions about how to get more women in leadership roles in the arts, but so many people were involved […]

Oh wait, what? I have a blog. That’s right, I remember now.

Since I posted in March about my excitement to go to Director’s Lab West 2014, I have remained quiet. What’s that crap about? Seriously. Well, the big note is depression. Until this past Monday, I had no theatre plans after DLW, and that always makes me antsy. Once “Mr. Pim Passes By” opened in January, […]

Our first review of “Rosemary” is, well, thought-provoking for the wrong reasons

This past Thursday, RiOT [productions] opened a new play by Seth Tankus called “Rosemary,” which I directed. It’s a hard play with loud music, abrasive characters, and a tragic ending. It’s not for everyone. As the director of the show, I admit that I am attached to the show. I chose to direct it, so […]

It has a name!

Transmedia storytelling!  “Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies, and is not to be confused with traditional cross-platform media franchises,[1] sequels or adaptations.” Beautiful. I love it. I want to do it. Thank you, Robert Matney, for your HowlRound article “Hacking […]

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 […]

Statistics on Racism in the Theatre Industry – depressing in its unsurprisingness

If you’ve gone to see any theatre at all lately, you may or may not notice that there’s basically no minorities on stage. Like, ever. Yes, just to reiterate, I am saying this as a white person. But it’s true! If you like info graphics, this great report from the Asian American Performers Action Coalition […]

“The Artist’s Way” Criticism – Week Three: Recovering a Sense of Power

The summary, written in a gray box along the right side of the page, says of this week: “This week may find you dealing with unaccustomed bursts of energy and sharp peaks of anger, joy, and grief. You are coming into your power as the illusory hold of your previously accepted limits is shaken. You […]