Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hiatus

Hey folks, as you might have guessed, I've been taking a bit of a break from blogging. I've decided to take a few months to focus on finishing my thesis and graduating from my master's program at NYU (eek!)

But don't worry, I'll be back this summer with new posts. In the meantime, have a look-see at these articles, websites, and other arts-related stuff I've enjoyed perusing lately:
Now I leave you (temporarily) with a quote about avant-garde theatre that's been rolling around in my brain since I read it, from Taylor Mac in his recent interview with Bomb Magazine:

"We could do more of what the fashion industry does—they make avant-garde fashion something you want to see. You may not want to wear it, but you want to see it and experience it. So if theater could figure out a way to convince people that unconventional forms are exciting. “Oh you might get bored by this? That's exciting!” The idea that the play or the performance is supposed to solve everything for you in the moment is insidious...I don't think we change the world by somebody coming to see our play and saying, “My world is changed!” We change the world by whether or not we actually inspire them to do something afterwards."