by Tessa Hulls
When Marley Blonsky told me that she was “the least artistic person ever,” I mentally tented my fingers into an evil-genius pose and cackled with (silent) maniacal glee. In my ongoing social experiment to bring performance art virgins to On the Boards for the first time, Marley was precisely the participant I was looking for.
by Caitlin Sullivan
By Caitlin Sullivan and Mallery Avidon
Why is it so hard to talk about things you actually like? The catharsis of being recognized gives way to the terror of being seen.
All I really want to say is GO SEE THIS SHOW
by Pal Makuso
As Taylor Mac expressed himself in his interview by Diana Nollen on Hooplanow.com: while us usually presents poetry in a relatively neutral way so audiences can hear the words without the reader's bias, that's not the case with his performance.
by Pam Winter
The Predator Songstress was a performance of contrasts. The Songstress, a woman of a 1000 facial expressions, portrayed a depth of feeling and the life in her eyes told of a story of loss. The intensity of the acting and beauty of the dance and music, evoked in me emotions of desperation.
by Skylar Tatro
white cages surround
and separate forces bound
to polar causes
women's mouths bound, words
ground up in tiny jars wrapped
with shiny blue bows
by Ben Stevens
Skylar and Ben went to Whole Foods on their way to the performance to get raspberries and a salad respectively. Skylar also needed coffee, and Ben discovered there was a large area dedicated to eating and drinking beers on tap and such. He couldn't believe people would want to eat dinner at a grocery store.
by Claudia La Rocco
OtB Writer in Residence Claudia La Rocco has created a DIY holiday card just for you. Download, print, fold and send to family and friends during this season.
by Erin Bailey-Sun
Watching Predator Songstress last night was a reminder that every movement is a movement against society. I expected to see the push and pull between people and the controlling power, as Joshua Kohl said “re-appropriating the tools of totalitarianism for personal liberation,” set in a dystopian fairy tale.
by Tessa Hulls
Before sitting down for a drink in the lobby, the only thing I knew about Jarvi Kononen was that he had never been to an On the Boards performance. As part of the OtB Ambassadors Program, I am taking my role as the liaison to a foreign country literally and am using my +1's to bring strangers to On the Boards for the very first time.
photo courtesy okanomodé