An interesting article about the sex trade and the US’s “well-meaning” interference.

1 07 2007

Well-meaning Interference

And for the link-phobic:

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I am in love with this song.

12 05 2007

And all shall fade
The flowers of spring
The world and all the sorrow
At the heart of everything

But still it stays
The butterflies sings
And opens purple summer
With the flutter of its wings

The Earth will wave with corn
The gray-fly choir will mourn
And mares will neigh with
Stallions that they mate, foals they’ve borne

And all shall know the wonder of purple summer

And yet I wait
The swallow brings
A song too hard to follow
That no one else can sing

The fences sway
The porches swing
The clouds begin to thunder
Crickets wander, murmuring

The Earth will wave with corn
The gray-fly choir will mourn
And mares will neigh with
Stallions that they mate, foals they’ve borne

And all shall know the wonder
I will sing the song of purple summer
All shall know the wonder
I will sing the song of purple summer

All shall know the wonder of purple summer.

It’s from a new musical called Spring Awakening.





I’m stunned.

16 04 2007

Virgina Tech Shooting

I don’t even know what to say about this. I meant to come home, blog and check my email, and work on homework that I need to get done. I have no clue how I will be able to concentrate now.

How do you document real life when real life’s getting more like fiction each day?





The days soar.

15 04 2007

just a rainy day. It’s cold, and windy, and I should be doing homework, but I’m too tired/bored to try, heh. Soon, all the flowers will begin to bloom, and the grass will shoot up past my ankles, and we’ll have to get the lawn mower out, and the hose, and I’ll be walking around in flip-flops and shorts.

Still. There’s something missing. Still.

Without you, the ground thaws, the rain falls, the grass grows. Without you, the seeds root, the flowers bloom, the children play. The stars gleam, the poets dream, the eagles fly, without you. The earth turns, the sun burns, but I die without you.





spring?

27 03 2007

It was really nice out today, so I had to study AP Economics outside, since the warm breeze was so tempting. I got two more pages of my paper on Invisible Man finished, and after I revise and edit it, I plan on posting it here. It’s about the poison of “whiteness” and how it affects the narrator throughout ther book.

Also, I am addicted to the RENT OBC. Why is everyone in that cast so damn good at singing/acting? 😛

(They are also all v. pretty)





interview meme

17 03 2007

you know the drill; comment and I’ll ask you five questions and you post the answers on your blog. 🙂

1) Where are you currently looking at for college this fall?
hmm, good question. I think it’ll come down to who will give me the most financial aid. So far, I’ve gotten accepted at Pitt, Ursinus College, and Drew University (both Drew and Ursinus gave me decent scholarships). I’m holding out for Eugene Lang, though.

2) What’s your main interest w/in theatre? (acting, directing, design…)
I really like improv/acting so far, since it’s an emotional release.

3) What sort of stuff do you do in your improv class?
we mainly do practice stuff, like vocal and physical warmups, along with some improv games. it’s a very safe, comfortable atmosphere, and full of trust–this helps one build up to becoming a stage actor or narrative improv performer. I also think it helps me with correct breathing and posture.

4) Who’s your favorite tragic hero?
hmmm, depends on how you define “tragic hero”. I loved reading Richard III, but I’m also fond of the main character in the novel Wicked, Elphaba Thropp. She’s prickly, intelligent, and passionate, which makes it all the more painful when she is contantly rejected by society and fooled by a self-fufilling prophecy.

5) Which myth or legend most resonates for you?
The Odyssey, told from Penelope’s point of view–aka The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood. This is such an amazing book.





well, look who’s back. (boal pt 1)

25 02 2007

Wow, sorry for practically falling off the face of the earth for a while. I was really busy and stressed out lately, since I’ve had to deal with financial aid forms and adjusting to a new semester. Writing papers about Hawthorne is…not that fun, to say the least. 😛
I really really want to start this blog up again, and I have several things I want to talk about, including Augusto Boal and his “Invisible Theatre”, and his politics. This is something I learned about recently in my improv class, and I’ve very interested in the idea of using theater as political protest. Also, there’s an interesting aspect to theater that reminds me of power structures that we are engaged with every day, and this makes me want to attempt to read some Focault. Are there any starter texts or summaries of some of his ideas that won’t make my brain hurt?

Anyway, I plan on posting about Boal in the next few days, so I can get this blog up and running all over again.