Do Not Let Me Entertain You

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When a Play Turns the World Upside Down

For most people, plays are just another form of entertainment. An audience goes to a theatre and pays for the actors to entertain them. If the performance is acceptable, the company is praised with applause.  That's a fairly simple transaction but it's also a limiting one.  Theatre, great theatre does more than make people happy, it makes them think.  This would upset the audiences who only want to be entertained, if many of them hadn't learned to watch a play while ignoring what it has to say....more

When a Play Turns the World Upside Down

For most people, plays are just another form of entertainment. An audience goes to a theatre and pays for the actors to entertain them. If the performance is acceptable, the company is praised with applause.  That's a fairly simple transaction but it's also a limiting one.  Theatre, great theatre does more than make people happy, it makes them think.  This would upset the audiences who only want to be entertained, if many of them hadn't learned to watch a play while ignoring what it has to say....more

When a Play Turns the World Upside Down

For most people, plays are just another form of entertainment. An audience goes to a theatre and pays for the actors to entertain them. If the performance is acceptable, the company is praised with applause.  That's a fairly simple transaction but it's also a limiting one.  Theatre, great theatre does more than make people happy, it makes them think.  This would upset the audiences who only want to be entertained, if many of them hadn't learned to watch a play while ignoring what it has to say....more

NaBloPoMo (11/2016) - Day 11: "Fun Home" Review

 Attending the national touring production of Fun Home was, to put it bluntly, an emotional kick in the stomach. It had already been an emotional week, full of highs and lows, and this was one more thing to toss onto the ever-growing pile of feelings.It is a beautiful show that was beautifully performed....more

Donne Perse(phone) voices of women against the violence on women

please, help me to spread the word on this project: https://www.facebook.com/events/503541059853100/...more

Reproductive Freedom Festival

HOW I USE ACTING FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ...more

Pruning for Creativity

Originally posted on Maybe There Will Be Cupcakes in July 2015-  Last week, I signed up to water our school garden.  The science department has a super impressive situation out back, with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and about five planters of herbs....more

Childhood Dreams of Growing Up

Originally posted May, 2015, on Maybe There Will Be Cupcakes:    ...more

Wicked: 4 Broadway to Real-Life Lessons

Last night my family went to see the touring production of Wicked at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. If you have never been to the Majestic, it truly is, well, majestic! (Seriously. Check out the photos on their site!) The theatre is housed in a historic brick building in the middle of downtown San Antonio, a marble and glass ticket box greeting guests. ...more
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