Post Tagged with: "theater"

by / on November 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm / in Get Cultured

Representation Matters: Ricki Lynée

I was an actor once. I wanted to be a film director, but I went to an acting class and it was love. I trained for years, did a lot of college productions and some in NYC. I got myself a manager and had offers coming. To the bare eye, things were looking up! But the thing is, they weren’t. […]

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by / on November 6, 2017 at 2:25 pm / in Get Cultured

“Game of Thrones: The Rock Musical” is a Bloody Good Time in Westeros

The beauty of art is that it’s subjective, that it allows artists to create and bend rules to give their audiences what they want. Some go for deep and complex plotting that question the philosophical aspects of our everyday life. Others are musicals in which the desire to express something is so big, they have to sing to be able […]

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by / on October 23, 2017 at 11:25 am / in Get Cultured

Representation Matters: Jes Tom

I was an actor once. I wanted to be a film director, but I went to an acting class and it was love. I trained for years, did a lot of college productions and some in NYC. I got myself a manager and had offers coming. To the bare eye, things were looking up! But the thing is, they weren’t. […]

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by / on July 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm / in Get Cultured

DIRECTING THEATER: Female is the Future – Meet Taylor Reynolds

We are in the middle of summer here in New York City, which means theater festivals have taken over the city and talent is blossoming on every corner as we speak. In the years since I started working in the theater industry, I have seen my fair share of ups and downs and let me tell you, we are on a […]

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by / on July 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm / in Get Cultured

DIRECTING THEATER: Female is the Future – Meet Rachel Stevens

We are in the middle of summer here in New York City, which means theater festivals have taken over the city and talent is blossoming on every corner as we speak. In the years since I started working in the theater industry, I have seen its fair share of ups and downs and let me tell you, we are on […]

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by / on June 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm / in Get Cultured

“My Heart Is In The East” Brings the Power of Language to the Forefront

Language in all its glory is the main source of the history we know. The evolution of language through the ages, and what it managed to accomplish when used right, is fascinating. Through centuries, languages have been created, bent, used and abused to entertain and progress our societies. Language is both our most important tool and our way to a […]

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by / on June 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm / in Get Cultured

“A Hunger Artist” is a Powerful One-Man Epic

Art in all its subjectiveness has helped shape culture since the beginning of civilization. From drawings on a cave wall to stories being projected on a huge screen, art has had its hand in popularizing trends throughout history. The art itself has a popular cycle, in which it becomes as much about the spectacle and the adulation as it is about […]

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by / on June 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm / in Get Cultured

“How To Be Safe” is a Well-Crafted Study About Mental Health

Mental health is something people are becoming more and more open about. Mental health was not something people were open about at all when it came to themselves. It is a tricky subject to tackle as a writer thanks to its multifaceted existence and the conditions it brings when it becomes unstable. How do you portray something so complex as […]

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by / on June 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm / in Get Cultured

“The Nina Variations” Finds a Way to Break Your Heart 43 Times

In theater there are certain moments that scholars have studied for years, we have wondered at the incredible impact of it, and students based their foundation on its words. Moments like Jerry telling the story of the dog in “Zoo Story” or the violent despair of the poker scene in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” have affected and inspired artists through the […]

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by / on September 26, 2016 at 6:59 pm / in Get Cultured

“Chokehold” Tries to be Important, but Falters

In 2009, Oscar Grant was shot by the police after a small dispute with another person. He didn’t deserve to be shot and murdered, but he was. He wasn’t the first or the last, and with internet and the world wide web taking over, we have seen many new examples of this since then. A movement was started, people rallied, […]

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