You’re in the Profession, but Are You a ‘Professional’?

The post below is cross-posted at 2am Theatre. You’re in the profession, but are you a ‘professional’? I like to read mission statements.  In particular, I find it interesting to compare how a company self-identifies against what kind of work it programs.  Just recently, however, while reading the mission, vision, and plans of Fusion Theatre … Continue reading

A Tuesday Treasure, A Tune, and More

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As writing and other deadlines loom, I find myself all too easily distracted today.  With a 2AMt post to finish, a review to write, youth drama workshop planning to further flesh out, a prospectus to draft, and a theatre season to plan, here I sit tweeting, youtubing, and blogging. I need to put myself in … Continue reading

Black Swan, Reviews, and Reading Habits

Warning: Spoiler Alert This is not a post about reviews per se, but about when we read them–that is before or after the event.  Today I had a very pure movie experience.  I saw Black Swan without having read anything about it beforehand, and for that I am grateful.  I knew the film starred Natalie … Continue reading

Youth, Death, and Drama

Youth and death are two words we never want to see joined together, but all too often they are, evoking terms we commonly associate with art–dramatic, tragic. The shooting death of 9-year old Christina Green (and five other innocent bystanders) yesterday at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ public speaking event in Tucson, AZ drives home this fact. … Continue reading

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