Some Current Sources of Inspiration 

"How to be Alone" by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman

This video was originally posted almost TEN YEARS AGO, which is absolutely crazy. Millions and millions of YouTube videos have been posted since, and yet....this remains my favorite. 

I come across this video about once a year, and this time it struck me in a whole new way, as we are all stuck in self-quarantine. 

I am not alone. I am very lucky to be spending this time with my husband. And yet, don't we all feel a bit more alone? 

Sure, we can't do all of the things she talks about in this video in the way she talks about them, but can we find a 2020 COVID-19 way of going about them? 

How might we go about interacting with a stranger? 

How might we take ourselves out dancing?

How might we make lonely...healing?
 

Click the image below to watch the beautiful video!

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Jen Waldman Studio Online

It's no secret that I'm a huge Jen Waldman fan. So it should come as no surprise that her pivot into the online learning space has been nothing short of inspirational. 
She pivoted so quickly, with purpose, and made the transition seem seamless. 

The online offerings she has created alongside the amazing teachers at JWS have been creatively fulfilling, challenging, and motivating. 
Being part of JWS Online has been unlike any other experience I've had as a theatre artist, and I'm so grateful that I've been able to be a part of it in this time. 

 

Click the photo below to learn more about JWS Online!

"Skinny + White" Aren't Character Traits. In This Paper I'll Explain...by Amara Brady

This YouTube series is an extremely satisfying answer to a long-standing question: Where do theater's get off casting white people in all roles always when there's NO evidence in the text that they're white?! 

On this series, Amara Brady delves into roles in musical theatre that are typically cast with skinny, white actors, to find if there's any reason to cast them as such. (Spoiler alert: there's not. Spoiler alert: black people are everywhere.)
BONUS: She sings.
BONUS: It's awesome. 

Click the image below to check out the series! 

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The Quaranzine

Angelica Richie's "Quaranzine" may just be the greatest silver lining of this whole ridiculousness. 

Filled with comedy, heart, and lots of puns and wittiness, it brings a smile to my face every other Sunday. 

It is the sum of the best parts of all sorts of creative people, it's self-aware, and it's chock full of Highlights Magazine nostalgia. I can't recommend it enough. 

Click the photo to enjoy their beautiful Instagram page, where you can sign up to receive The Quaranzine in your email inbox every other Sunday!

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