Happy birthday comedyaintpretty! My first show of the season.

Happy birthday comedyaintpretty! My first show of the season.

Irrational

  • 1: Is an irrational number real?
  • 2: It’s real to me.
  • 1: But can you have an irrational number of oranges?
  • 2: Not as things stand, no.
  • 1: I’m not comfortable with the whole idea.
  • 2: There was someone called Hippasus in Greek times who found out about the diagonal of a square and they drowned him because no one wanted to know about things like that.
  • 1: Like what?
  • Numbers that make you uncomfortable and don’t relate to oranges.
  • 1: I can see how they might want to do that.
  • 2: Drown him?
  • 1: Maybe he should have kept quiet about it if he knew they couldn’t stand it.
  • 2: Is that what you do?
  • (Irrational, from Love and Information by Caryl Churchill)

Psst it is my boyfriend’s (comedyaintpretty) birthday today

You should send him happy birthday messages, or photos of puppies, or just ask him how he’s feeling since he’s so incredibly old now.

But don’t tell him I told you.

listentothestories:

“I must make up my mind which is right – society or I.” 
- Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House

listentothestories:

“I must make up my mind which is right – society or I.”

- Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House

(via many-pseudonymous)

nightxade:

"The solution is not to tell women to cover up. The solution is not to tell women to keep chaste. The solution is not to tell women to stop being sexual beings. We are not asking to be harassed, abused, talked down to, or violated no matter what we are wearing. The solution is to change the way we are talked about for being a sexualized woman does not strip us of our humanity. The problem isn’t sexualization, the problem is the DEGRADATION that comes along with women expressing it." #mylingerieplay

This is what I was up to today. More details to follow.

nightxade:

"The solution is not to tell women to cover up. The solution is not to tell women to keep chaste. The solution is not to tell women to stop being sexual beings. We are not asking to be harassed, abused, talked down to, or violated no matter what we are wearing. The solution is to change the way we are talked about for being a sexualized woman does not strip us of our humanity. The problem isn’t sexualization, the problem is the DEGRADATION that comes along with women expressing it." #mylingerieplay

This is what I was up to today. More details to follow.

Anonymous said: Everyone would think that you are a know-it-all, but really you're just well read.

Yeah that’s pretty accurate, actually.

crescendonotes said: Have you heard of the play 'Shoot' by David Cirone or 'Friends Like These' by Melissa Dylan? got monologues from them and I can't seem to find the play

I haven’t. I gather they are from monologue books? It’s possible that the play they came from was sort of a one-off, and the monologue was recruited for the book while the play itself wasn’t published. (I didn’t know this was a thing until it happened to a play I was working on, but apparently it’s fairly common.)

emilia-minola said: Do you have any suggestions for good introductory plays? It would be for someone just entering high school. Thanks.

Check out my “top 10” and “top 5” tags!

If I were a fictional character, how would the fandom misinterpret me?

(Source: terrachu, via cameronclarke)

Me

Me

(Source: katyjaneee, via slizplays)

Actual bar conversation I had tonight

"Oh yeah, I remember you, you wrote a blog about our show! You talked about it on maxamoo! You hated it! But it was totally valid.”

It was a rollercoaster of emotions, y’all.

"Dear and most respected bookcase! I welcome your existence, which has for over one hundred years been devoted to the radiant ideals of goodness and justice."

— Anton Chekhov (via therebeccaw)

(Source: observando, via slizplays)

"

As a person of color, 90% of the time when I go to see theater in New York City, it is not for me. But guess what I do: as a person of theater — and the main aspect of theater is sitting in a room with people and having empathy for people who do not look or sound like me, who come from different backgrounds — I expand my horizons, which is the point of theater.

You don’t trick people into pretending like “oh, this is for you” when it’s not. You tell them to expand their horizons, and explain why this is important, why you need to, as an older, white person in a metropolitan area, see something that is not about you and actually identify with the universal themes. Because that’s what people of color have to do all the time, 24/7 when they look at tv, when they go to theater, when they go see a movie. Otherwise you would go crazy and just be pissed off and never seen anything if you’re a black person. You have to become a better listener and a better audience member.

"

— Playwright Aurin Squire, on the Maxamoo Podcast (via itsdlevy)

I’m a broken record, but listen to this week’s Maxamoo. Worth it for this speech.

(via dramatic-thespian)

"A slave who gets paid to work is a a man with a career. Dignity isn’t in the work, it’s in the compensation."

— Daughters of Lot

elizabethactual:

fuckyeahgreatplays:

ELISABETH MOSS AS HEIDI IS THE MOST PERFECT CASTING.

Also:
“Biggs will play Scoop Rosenbaum, a magazine editor with a long, flirtatious relationship with Heidi. [Bryce] Pinkham will play Heidi’s best friend, gay pediatrician Peter Patrone. [Tracee] Chimo takes on multiple supporting roles.”

I would have flipped Biggs and Pinkham but this is OK. Also I cannot WAIT to see Tracee take on the militant feminist club.

For those keeping track at home, this is the second play by a woman in the upcoming Broadway season.

I’m nooooot thrilled about Jason Biggs because Scoop needs to be charming and I can’t think of many people I find less charming than Jason Biggs. But I did have fun making a list of alternate Scoops on facebook at work today! (Hamish Linklater? Santino Fontana? At one point I said Ben Schwartz AND I STAND BY IT.)

But most importantly, THIS REVIVAL IS HAPPENING. My heart is so full.

OITNB has proved that Biggs is a lot of things but not the charming smooth talker that Scoop is. I like your idea of Santino.

When I saw the headline I was CONVINCED Bryce was Scoop. Maybe they can fix it in rehearsals.