• Six Facts about Color Blind Casting

      Color Blind Casting is a hot topic in the entertainment industry right now. From Condola Rashad in Saint Joan to Joshua Henry in Carousel, it’s all everyone has been talking about since ‘Hamilton’ arrived. Just like any topic that blows up everyone has an opinion on it or will try to manipulate it. These six facts are for anyone on a creative team that might have the wrong idea about color blind casting and actors of color who are tired of having this conversation with people outside of its scope. Color blind casting is not a fad or trend Because of its recent popularity we tend to stick color…

  • Todrick Hall: An Unprecedented Success

      Todrick Hall has achieved success like no other artist ever has. Todrick is one of the few theatre people to gain mainstream attention with ‘theatre culture’. I started watching his videos a decade ago, I promise you I didn’t think the guy singing at the drive thru would be where he is today. Over ten years, I’ve watched him do flash mobs, mashups, tours, TV shows, two documentaries, and two visual albums. I mean this wholeheartedly and with the pun intended, this man is Nonstop. I’m not going to breakdown his life and how he got to where he is because there’s a Youtube channel with 489 videos on…

  • Beginner’s Guide to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

    I know this is generally a theatre blog, but Avengers: Infinity War is too big not to talk about. We are less than a couple of weeks out from the release of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’! This movie is set to be the end of the MCU as we know it. This project has been kept so guarded that even cast members were given fake scripts. The Russo Brothers are about to bring about a new era of sci fi movies, not just the superhero category. Ryan Coogler just set a new precedent in superhero movies, becoming the third highest grossing US movie of all time. The Russos are maybe the…

  • Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age

    Design in the digital age, it sounds like a normal exhibition title. Nothing to get excited about, it’ll be just like every other exhibit. There could be a hundred different exhibits that could have the same title and you couldn’t tell one from the other. But what if there was one that focuses on making the world beautiful. No political, religious, or personal struggles but simply making the world we live in today beautiful. This is what hooked me on Joris Laarman Lab’s Design in the digital age. It is a stunning exhibit on the creation of beauty. Breaking the industrialized mold of beauty or what we’re told is beauty.…

  • Disney’s 2018 Movie Slate!!!!

    DISNEY JUST RELEASE ITS 2018 MOVIE SLATE AND I’M DUMBFOUNDED! AHHHH I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS. From Oprah, Han Solo, The Incredibles II, and The Black Panther, 2018 is about to be the best year EVER! Now… Here we GOOOOOO!   February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that…

  • Woke Vs. Being Aware in theatre

    In pop culture, today there’s a huge pressure on being woke. It somehow makes you wiser or better than someone because you’re woke but it doesn’t. Think of it like this, when I was younger my mom would always check on me to make sure I was awake in time for school. I would wake up but I wasn’t aware, I would be awake. I could brush my teeth, get ready for school, pack my bag and be out of the door. But I wasn’t aware, you could’ve been talking to me the entire time and that afternoon if you’d asked me what you said I wouldn’t be able to…