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BWW Blog: A Senior Stage Manager's Take on the Back-to-School SeasonBWW Blog: A Senior Stage Manager's Take on the Back-to-School Season
by Student Blogger: Audrey Lang - September 18, 2019

It's just now what we might call mid-September, and I already feel as though I've been back at school for three months instead of three weeks. My bedroom isn't even completely unpacked yet. And as my Theories of Performance professor pointed out, we just had our first full five-day week of classes. But somehow, despite all of this, the first show of our department's season goes into tech this week and opens on Saturday night. (more...)
BWW Blog: Hunger and OpportunityBWW Blog: Hunger and Opportunity
by Student Blogger: Zach Rivera - September 17, 2019

When we think about hunger, we usually hear it preceded by the word world, or mass, and in the context of food. When people say they're hungry it's usually because they're craving food and wanting to eat. Out of this context, many artists and even those who aren't, tend to describe people who are scrappy and fighting for opportunity as hungry, and I never actually thought about the implications of this statement. That is until this week. (more...)
BWW Blog: That Special FeelingBWW Blog: That Special Feeling
by Student Blogger: Emily Bonifacio - September 17, 2019

Hello BroadwayWorld, it is such a pleasure to be given this opportunity to write a blog about college, theater, and all the different aspects of the arts. My name is Emily Bonifacio and I'm a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design campus in Savannah. (more...)
BWW Blog: (Im)Proving YourselfBWW Blog: (Im)Proving Yourself
by Student Blogger: Zach Rivera - September 10, 2019

I think we all know as theatre artists, that an important part of our craft is paying our dues. We all start out with our first audition, or maybe helping out a local theatre backstage, and through hard work, experience, and time, we figure out what we want to do, and get the opportunities we strive for. (more...)
BWW Blog: Stone Bridge PlayersBWW Blog: Stone Bridge Players
by Student Blogger: Laken Burkhardt - July 25, 2019

How many of us have had the opportunity to work in an unconventional theater space? To strip down bare, take away all the commodities that a traditional theater has, and perform a show in a unique space with a simple sound system and just a few par-cans? One local theatre company in Johnstown, PA has been doing just that. The Stone Bridge Players theatre company performs every summer right in the middle of downtown on the third floor of the local Flood Museum. (more...)
BWW Blog: Publishing a Book!BWW Blog: Publishing a Book!
by Student Blogger: Laken Burkhardt - July 8, 2019

14 months ago I and a group of students from my college (Pitt-Johnstown) embarked on a project working with a local Summer Stock theater in our area to commemorate their 80th anniversary. The Mountain Playhouse is local professional equity theatre in Jennerstown, PA that got its start in 1939 being created from an old Gristmill. Other than being shut down during the war, and a fire, this theater has been putting shows on every year. (more...)
BWW Blog: The SuzuksBWW Blog: The Suzuks
by Student Blogger: Sarah Gagarin - June 21, 2019

Coming into week two we really started to crack into our Three Sisters work. My section is focused solely on Act One and I have been cast as Vershinin in the show! I'm very excited to continue to work on this project as it is coming together beautifully! (more...)
BWW Blog: The SITIuationBWW Blog: The SITIuation
by Student Blogger: Sarah Gagarin - June 14, 2019

Hello everyone! I've been blessed to be given the opportunity to study with Anne Bogart and SITI company here at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York. While none of this training is brand new to me as it is to some of my colleagues here this whole experience has been mind altering. (more...)
BWW Blog: 'One Fine Day' at the BEAUTIFUL U.S. TourBWW Blog: 'One Fine Day' at the BEAUTIFUL U.S. Tour
by Student Blogger: Chloe Lang - May 17, 2019

Beautiful was the first show I saw on my own on Broadway.  Carole King's music has become part of my soundtrack of my life as I've grown older.  I remember my seventh grade art teacher would always play You've Got a Friend at the end of every class-which kind of drove me crazy, but as time has gone on I recognize how beautiful, simple, and poignant that song can be.  Carole King forged a path for female songwriters in America. If I hadn't seen this show, I wouldn't have known! I knew I had to bring my family to see the touring production at Durham Performing Arts Center for Mother's Day. (more...)
BWW Blog: A Stage Manager's Tool KitBWW Blog: A Stage Manager's Tool Kit
by Student Blogger: Laken Burkhardt - May 16, 2019

The key to every good stage manager, is what you have as your arsenal in your bag. You need to be prepared, because you never know what disaster is going to strike (or when). My list is definitely not a complete list, but this is everything that I tend to carry. This is also for anyone who is thinking about becoming a stage manager, most people who stage manage probably know that these are the basics. (more...)
BWW Blog: NCTC Theatre Admin IntensiveBWW Blog: NCTC Theatre Admin Intensive
by Student Blogger: Chloe Lang - April 30, 2019

Earlier this month, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the North Carolina Theatre Conference Theatre Administration Intensive. This was a small gathering of dedicated arts administration students and professionals at Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC. (more...)
BWW Blog: Future Fever and the HomestretchBWW Blog: Future Fever and the Homestretch
by Student Blogger: Rebecca Koenig - April 29, 2019

Finals and end of the year events can be difficult and exhausting for MT majors; however, what can be even more stressful is trying to find productive theatre work for the summer. There are tons of auditions for summer stock, internship interviews, and recording sessions for video auditions. It is impossible to juggle auditioning for multiple places with school work and rehearsals for college productions. (more...)
BWW Blog: The Power of Stage MakeupBWW Blog: The Power of Stage Makeup
by Student Blogger: Rebecca Koenig - April 17, 2019

Makeup is an art form that has evolved into a billion dollar industry. It affects women and men across the globe and is a storytelling device as well as a cultural norm. Stage makeup is a tool that elevates to the overall production value of a show. (more...)
BWW Blog: Articulating the Arts- Protest ArtBWW Blog: Articulating the Arts- Protest Art
by Student Blogger: Perri Sparano - April 17, 2019

Recently I was given the opportunity to stage manage for a theatre company called Articulate Theatre Company. This was a very exciting experience as this was the first time I have (more...)
BWW Blog: Finding Your Corner of the SkyBWW Blog: Finding Your Corner of the Sky
by Student Blogger: Julianna Klecka - April 16, 2019

The college audition process: it can be daunting, but trust that your journey as an artist isn't meant to look exactly the same as everyone else's. For me, it took plenty of trial and error, but going through all of the auditions and college visits taught me so much about who I want to be as an artist. (more...)
BWW Blog: Midsummer ClosingBWW Blog: Midsummer Closing
by Student Blogger: Laken Burkhardt - April 16, 2019

The time has come where all of the costumes are cleaned and put away, the set is struck and taken back into storage, and the prompt book is closed one last time. Closing a show that you have prided yourself in is never an easy task, especially when you put your literal blood, sweat, and tears into it (many personal injuries, but we're fine). A Midsummer Night's Dream will forever hold a special place in my heart. (more...)
BWW Blog: Finding CommunityBWW Blog: Finding Community
by Student Blogger: Sarah Tossman - April 12, 2019

Hello, Broadway World!  Since this is my last blog, I'm going to get a little bit personal for a second.  I am not the sort of person who feels comfortable in a group -- in fact, I struggle to even speak at all with anyone I do not already know very well.  Because of that, I tend to get overlooked, lost in the crowd. Even in theatre, that still happens sometimes, but the funny thing is, even though the theatre is filled with big personalities, in almost every theatre community I have ever been in (and I have been in a lot), I have always felt seen. (more...)
BWW Blog: InfluenceBWW Blog: Influence
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - April 12, 2019

So far in 2019 I've been honored to work on so many projects that make my heart sing! I got to work with the NJ Thespian Society, audition more often, perform in plays, book performing gigs, and act in film and video projects. While looking back at the things I've done in the month of March, I wrote a reflection and posted it to my social media on Instagram and Facebook. Below is an expanded version of that post- but here I don't feel the need to condense my thoughts and can further discuss the POWER OF INFLUENCE in regards to THEATRE! (more...)
BWW Blog: The Squips Are ComingBWW Blog: The Squips Are Coming
by Student Blogger: Rebecca Koenig - April 11, 2019

As a BFA MT Freshman at the University of Memphis, I was so excited to learn that my department would be putting on the thrilling new musical Be More Chill. It is rare that a college production occurs while a show is transitioning to a Broadway stage; however, we are so fortunate to be performing such a relevant and high energy show. (more...)
BWW Blog: Happy Trails to ANASTASIA on Broadway!BWW Blog: Happy Trails to ANASTASIA on Broadway!
by Student Blogger: Michael Gribble - April 11, 2019

On Sunday, March 31st, Anastasia played its final Broadway performance and closed its doors. Today, I'm saying "Happy Trails" to its cast, crew, and musicians. Anastasia holds a special place in my heart. I was lucky enough to see it six times during its approximately two year run, each time becoming more and more attached to its heartwarming and hopeful story, and grateful for the talented and compassionate artists telling that story eight times a week. (more...)
BWW Blog: Living in Rexburg: A Small Town and a Theatre Major Pt. 3BWW Blog: Living in Rexburg: A Small Town and a Theatre Major Pt. 3
by Student Blogger: Rebecca Prior - April 11, 2019

The semester is over! After today all of my classes and finals are completely finished (Until I come back for the next semester in a couple of weeks….)!  (more...)
BWW Blog: Externalizing the StressBWW Blog: Externalizing the Stress
by Student Blogger: John Katz - April 10, 2019

The pressure of a Conservatory program can be intense and at times, relentless. Understandably so, a training program is trying to compact as much knowledge, wisdom, and growth into as short of an amount of time as possible. This then begs the question, "what do you do when the pressure can get to be overwhelming?" (more...)
BWW Blog: I'm Mad As Hell And I'm Not Going To Take It AnymoreBWW Blog: I'm Mad As Hell And I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore
by Student Blogger: Perri Sparano - April 9, 2019

Watching live theatre is a vital part of learning about the craft. Theatre has the power to show students techniques and ideas that they might not have seen before, or may show them real life application of things their teachers have taught them. Students can learn so much by watching shows but it is not always accessible. Tickets, especially in New York, can be expensive. I have been fortunate enough to go to a school that gives students the opportunity to see shows often. (more...)
BWW Blog: Advocating for ChangeBWW Blog: Advocating for Change
by Student Blogger: Chloe Lang - April 9, 2019

Have you ever been in a room surrounded by people who are passionate about the arts?  How about people who are excited to make a difference and advocate for change? (more...)
BWW Blog: Selecting a SeasonBWW Blog: Selecting a Season
by Student Blogger: Sarah Tossman - April 9, 2019

Hello, Broadway World!  So last week, I talked about my college's social justice based season, and this week, I want to talk about something kind of related, but also different.  A few weeks ago, I had my Theatre Student Review, which is a process at my school wherein each theatre student meets with the theatre faculty every March to discuss our progress and prepare for the future.  It can be a little bit scary, but this year, I was given an exciting challenge -- create the next season for our company.   (more...)

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