Monday, June 16, 2014

The Kilroys List 2014

Big news today from the New York Times about supporting women in theatre. Women playwrights to be exact. And with plays written by women comes more roles for women. Now that this list will be an annual occurrence, we can all rest easy knowing there's a central location to find great work by, for, and about women in the country. And then, you know, PRODUCE IT.

I had a long talk today about the way of the world of theatre outside Seattle, and it really got my brain churning on the things I've been becoming complacent about. One of those things is just the act of starting a conversation. To have a dialogue with professionals and peers about our theatre culture and where we want to take it.

I have these discussions, but not as often as I should, and certainly not for as long as I should. I'm missing a challenge and a dream, and I'm going to spend my summer finding where it's at.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Some recent ramblings

I've been auditioning a lot more, recently--getting back into the swing of things and keeping my feet wet. Though I'm taking the summer season off, I will be doing one last performance before my 'vacation' this Friday night!

After that, I plan on seeing shows, possibly taking some classes, and visiting some new markets to see what other American cities consider 'great theatre'! It's an exciting time.

Shows I've seen recently:
1. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
2. Don Juan in Chicago
3. Chaos Theory
4. End Days
5. Returning to Albert Joseph
6. The Lisbon Traviata
7. Truth Like the Sun
8. Gone Wild
9. Spin the Bottle

Writing that out makes me realize I've been seeing a lot of theatre recently--and it feels great! These are from the last two months or so, and on my budget I'd say that's pretty good for me. I can do better!

I haven't written in a while mostly because there's been a lot of social/cultural happenings taking front stage. Shootings, #yesallwomen, landslides, trips. It's been a busy time and I've been attempting to stay present to process everything. I have some great links I'd like to share at another time when I've compiled my list. For now, I can say that I've been looking a lot more carefully at the work that I want to do, and how I want to focus my energy, and what message I want to give.  If you haven't had the opportunity to read the yes all women hashtag page on Twitter, I would encourage you to do so.

I've helped Theatre22 open their first Summer Pride Series show. I've helped Annex Theatre pick their newest season of shows. I've written and performed in Studio4Seattle's newest reading series. I've been keeping busy artistically, and it's nice to be dipping my hand in some pots that I don't normally have the opportunity to.

In other news the trailer for my web series House of Glass has been released! You can watch it here!

The series should be premiering this summer! I should have enough footage soon to finish my reel and that will be great. When I get back from the summer, I want to take off running. I've got big plans for the year ahead!