So I like Doctor Who, science fiction in general, fantasy too, Oz, Wonderland, theatre, sewing, crafting, creating anything with my hands, my boyfriend, and at least a million other things. There's no way I can describe myself with a blog. But I can certainly express myself. I like to rant. I like to put my rants here. (Some) Fandoms: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sanctuary, Castle, Firefly, Serenity, Tin Man, Alice (SyFy), Chuck, old school Nickelodeon and Disney, The Hunger Games, Star Trek: TNG etc.
let’s all take a minute to stop and think about how Hagrid gave Harry his homemade birthday cake, told him how much he looked like his parents, and fed him sausages before he even started to explain that he was a wizard
let’s stop to think about how his absolute first priority was to let harry know that he was loved and cared for
my roommate, on the question “are we adults” (via disjunct)
When I was growing up, obsessed with musical theatre, all I wanted in the world was to be a Broadway director. I could never imagine singing with the power and range of the stars I idolized, so I would lie in bed at night listening to cast albums and visualize all the characters, the entire mise-en-scène. It was so fun to dream up a whole world based on the songs and snippets of dialogue on my Broadway CDs.
It’s still so exciting for me to see a Broadway musical and think about all the thousands of choices — big and small — the director has made to translate what was on the page to the stage. Some director have a heavy hand, making for thrilling transformative experiences in a theatre (or not so thrilling ones!) and some apply a lighter touch. Perhaps their work even goes unnoticed to the average audience member. But make no mistake, if you can’t think of what the director did, it probably means they’re a genius. With the far-flying gamut of different kinds of Broadway musicals today, there is more and more room for diversity of background and approach among the prominent directors staging on the Great White Way.
Unfortunately, “white” is still an operative word. You could even call it the Great White Male Way, as there is a dispiriting paucity in the number of women and people of color directing on Broadway. As we sit scratching our heads, trying to figure out how to get more diverse audiences into the theatre, the answer might be right there under our noses… more diverse artists creating theatre!
Ben Rimalower (x)