Strange Day…

Look who was hanging out in men’s hat storage in the HJT…. It has been a strange one. Everyone I encountered remarked that the day wasn’t the best or upon its strangeness. From snowfall during a lecture, distracting all, to a broken tooth (thank you-not thank you Bon Appetite), I was hunkering down for the…

Inside The Lives Of Entertainment Riggers: Tora La Rosa

TheatreArtLife has connected with a number of Entertainment Riggers across the globe to bring you their stories, experience and advice on the very crucial roles and responsibilities Riggers hold in today’s industry. Tora La Rosa is currently based in Montreal but this woman is truly a global rigger, having taken projects in some of the…

The Battle for Blood (or time to make the magic)

Big Love. Not that Big Love, but a modern retelling of Aeschylus’ The Suppliants by Charles L. Mee. Not familiar with The Suppliants? Don’t know the plot of Big Love? Click the links above if you want that sort of context, because this is not what this post is about. This post is about blood. Blood….

Part 2, Project Runway, Walla Walla edition…

To recap, my astute readers, we left off going through stock and donated wedding dresses and found the following: Yep. We have an Austin Scarlett. Who? You know…Austin Scarlett. A Project Runway Season 1/Project Runway All-Stars… Attention must be paid. Right? Reverence must be given. Right? The past is immutable. A fixed point. Unable to…

Project Runway, Walla Walla edition…

A theatre’s costume shop is powered by donations, always with the best of intentions. Sometimes it is a personal downsizing, sometimes it is a loved one suffering from a loss that wants to gift their clothing to a known space for their things too live anew. Sometimes, as is the gift of a small town,…

My journey begins…with Whitman AND the HJT

“I sat down and tried to rest. I could not; though I had been on foot all day, I could not now repose an instant; I was too much excited. A phase of my life was closing tonight, a new one opening tomorrow: impossible to slumber in the interval; I must watch feverishly while the…