Telling Stories & Finding Truth

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My weekend was bookended by two evenings of story-telling that were filled with devised performances by Williamstown apprentices, who each shared stories from their lives. The nights were each special, holding in the air the certain je ne sais quoi of Williamstown magic, an ephemeral feeling of youth and talent and unspeakable beauty. Dozens of company members were crammed into the dark and sweaty black box studio to witness the...

Diversity: Disability & Representation

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Last week, I attended a panel on diversity, disability, and representation in theatre. I’ve written about diversity before, but there is so much to learn and discuss about it, so I continue to write about it. The panelists were Ryan J. Haddad, Laura Savia, Chris Lopes, Katy Sullivan, and Michael Arden, who brought a wide range of personal experience with disabilities to the conversation, from cerebral palsy to Down Syndrome....

A Day in the Life of a Publicity Intern

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The question I get asked the most—at school, at home, and even here, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival—is “what do you do?” since most people, understandably, have no idea what it means when I say that I do publicity, or public relations. PR people tend to work behind the scenes, facilitating what people do see, such as reviews, features, interviews, production photos, television and radio spots, etc. We make it...

Living & Working at a Theatre Festival

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Today marks three weeks since I moved to Williamstown, Massachusetts to intern at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. When I say that it’s an entirely different world here, that’s putting it lightly. Call it summer stock, call it a summer getaway from the city, call it theatre camp for adults—it’s all true. Williamstown is a truly magical place, and there’s nothing else quite like it. Where I live and where I...

Anastasia, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen: Vlog & Review

It’s been a crazy few weeks moving up to the Berkshires and settling into life at my new internship. But, this past weekend I took a quick birthday Broadway getaway with my lovely mother and we saw three shows (Anastasia, Bandstand, and Dear Evan Hansen), ate our weight in good food, and met up with some dear friends of mine. Our first stop upon arriving in Manhattan was to grab...

A Theatre Lover’s Guide to Boston

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My time in Boston is drawing rapidly to a close. One of the reasons I chose to move here was so I could delve into its amazing theatre scene—and it hasn’t disappointed. I love that the “Boston” theatre scene extends beyond the city limits and pours over into Cambridge, a quiet but nonetheless bustling hub of culture. Not only does this allow the shows to reach even greater audiences, but...

Diversity on Broadway: Tony Noms

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Tony nominations were announced last week, which means Broadway has officially caught Tony fever, and I have officially gone into spreadsheet mode. With countless statistics on nominees and winners, the Tonys are a gold mine for finding concise information on diversity both on stage and behind the scenes of Broadway.  I looked at the diversity for all of the shows in the 2016-17 Broadway season a few weeks ago, but this...

When Broadway Shows Close Quickly

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My friend Adeline and I have been planning to see the play Significant Other on Broadway for a few months, and we’ve been patiently waiting for our spring trip into Manhattan to see it. However, the production, an off-Broadway transfer, was not performing well. The show was making around 20% of its potential gross per week¹, and the infamous Broadway message boards spoke of the play’s inevitable demise. The show’s...

Broadway Bucket List

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One of my favorite things about being a Broadway theatre-goer is that there is always something new to see, do, or discover. The pulse of the community fills me with excitement and a drive to experience all there is to offer. While I’ve been able to do some pretty incredible things (like go backstage!), there is still so much left to do–which is why I made a Broadway bucket list....