Tag: Memphattan

The Little Things: Appreciating Tiny Blessings

I almost set my apartment on fire last night. I should probably provide some context. I’ve been very busy lately. With Zoom University in full swing, my plate is so full you’d think it was Thanksgiving. Schedule? Packed Body? Fatigued Brain? Missing ($30 dollar… Continue Reading “The Little Things: Appreciating Tiny Blessings”

Saying Vs. Doing: Following Through On Best Laid Plans

During the school year, I live in an apartment with three friends. We’re all acting majors and we all possess distinctly different personalities. It’s an incredibly unique space that we share and I’ve affectionately named it The Citadel (a name that has not yet… Continue Reading “Saying Vs. Doing: Following Through On Best Laid Plans”

You’re More Creative Than You Think: The Myth of Left Brain

I’m about as left-brained as they come. I’m a numbers guy. I’m not creative. I’ve encountered a good few folks with the ‘creative vacancy’ mindset and, without fail, I’m always perplexed by it. It’s no secret that there is a healthy portion of the… Continue Reading “You’re More Creative Than You Think: The Myth of Left Brain”

Adapting To Change: Finding Stability During Transition

This post is a bit late as I have been journeying from Memphis back to NYC. I survived the plane ride and have officially settled back into my apartment. Large transitions like this are not typically easy, both logistically and emotionally, so I figured… Continue Reading “Adapting To Change: Finding Stability During Transition”

Designing, Directing, and Disney: An Artistic Discussion With Kennon Cliche

In little over a week, I’ll be making my tentative, facemasked return to New York City– resuming University in a Covid-19 world. The pandemic has shifted what it means to get an Acting degree and while I’m thankful for the hybrid, somewhat in-person class… Continue Reading “Designing, Directing, and Disney: An Artistic Discussion With Kennon Cliche”

Where Do Ideas Come From? Stimulating Imagination

Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Godfather. What do they have in common? They all started with good ideas. They’re imaginative. So how can I stimulate my own imagination? Where do good ideas come from? Creativity is a muscle and the… Continue Reading “Where Do Ideas Come From? Stimulating Imagination”

Does The Artist’s Intention Matter? A Debate About Creation

A gorilla fighting a man on a jet-pack. That’s what I saw this morning when I looked up at the clouds. It was a sight to behold and I regret not taking a picture of the epic, cumulonimbus clash. I wasn’t the only one… Continue Reading “Does The Artist’s Intention Matter? A Debate About Creation”

A Pandemic’s Impact On Theatre: An Interview With Jason Brubaker

Theatre companies have been thrown into chaos amidst Covid-19. In the face of this pandemic, though, many of them have shown inspiring resilience and ingenuity. One of these companies is The Playthings Theatre. The Playthings Theatre is an intimate theatre company based in Midtown… Continue Reading “A Pandemic’s Impact On Theatre: An Interview With Jason Brubaker”

What Counts As Art?

I’m going to show you a picture… At a Modern Art gallery in San Francisco, a teenager left a pair of glasses on the floor as a bit of lighthearted, ironic fun. What happened next is the interesting part. Museum patrons who crossed paths… Continue Reading “What Counts As Art?”

You Could Be An Expert At Anything… So Why Aren’t You?

You could be an expert at anything, right now. So why aren’t you? People say that if you comprehensively read three books on any given subject, you’ll know more on that subject than 95% of the population (of course this only accounts for book… Continue Reading “You Could Be An Expert At Anything… So Why Aren’t You?”