Creative Enrichment

indexI’m so adamant on making sure we’re storytelling and that Shakespeare’s language is clear to the audience;  I’ve seen way too much theatre and when I go, particularly to see Shakespeare, I have difficulty grasping the words in general, particularly with my short attention span and when people don’t take my hand and tell me the story, I tune out–I’ll try to figure out the action–but that’s usually not too clear either.  (By the way, what I’ve learned as a grown-up is it’s really ok to read the synopsis of the play before you watch it).

My favorite quote, which I often use, from the documentary Looking for Richard “we’ve all done this…the audience hasn’t done it.”  Continue Reading

beakerDo you like – or have you ever liked science?  Why or why not?

I wish my experiences in high school could have rivaled a Mythbusters episode or a Ted Talk, but I would I’ve to say science was my least favorite subject ever.  It wasn’t until I was exposed to Mythbusters, Ted Talks, and the musical Atomic that I really became not only interested in science. Continue Reading

gekWhat is a geek?  This marvelous group of individuals has become more and more chic (just ask Felicia Day) in the last twenty years.  As a self-proclaimed geek, I tend to bring my sensibilities to whatever I work on, and that includes the upcoming 2015 season for Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project.

Before I share my ideas and views, why not share your ideas about what a geek is and what makes a geek so cool.  Continue Reading

jp-rent-3-articleInlineWith a new year of questions without answers, it’s good to remember this:

The heart may freeze
Or it can burn
The pain will ease
If I can learn

There is no future
There is no past
I live this moment
As my last

There’s only us
There’s only this
Forget regret
Or life is yours to miss

No other road
No other way
No day but today

Jonathan Larson, Rent

LOOKING FORWARD TO LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES!  HAPPY 2014!

Photo from ABC's tv series, ONCE

Photo from ABC’s tv series, ONCE

As we step out onto the precipice of a new year, I’m giving you a great gift that you can either use to create or destroy.  It’s your choice…

Emma: It’s time for all us to believe. Not in magic, but in each other.
Regina: You wanna be friends? After everything that’s happened between all of us?
Emma: I don’t want or expect that. I know there’s a lot of history here and a lot of hate.
Hook: Actually, I quite fancy you from time to time, when you’re not yelling at me
Emma: We don’t need to be friends. What we need to know is the only way to get Henry back is cooperation.
Charming: With her? With him?  No, Emma, we have to do this the right way.
Emma: No, we don’t. We just need to succeed. And the way we do that is by just being who we are–
A hero, a villian, a pirate. It doesn’t matter which, because we’re gonna need all those skills, whether we can stomach them or not.   Once Upon A Time, ABC.

The wonderful thing that all theatre people have in common is:  theatre (uh, gee… thanks for pointing that out).

What we don’t have a common goal of how we achieve this goal.   Continue Reading

fractured atlasSwiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. has been approved for fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas.

What is a fiscal sponsorship?  With fiscal sponsorship, you can solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without going through the onerous process of launching a 501(c)(3). The sponsored “project” might be a one-time collaboration or an independent artist or even an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status.  Read more about it at Fractured Atlas Website.

What does this mean for you?  Contributions for the purposes of Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  

Your donation can be made online through Fractured Atlas:

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Or send a check made out to FRACTURED ATLAS to our address at:

Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc.
244 5th Avenue, Suite R246
New York, N.Y. 10001 Continue Reading

The Abduction of Helen of Troy by Cesare Dandini

The Abduction of Helen of Troy by Cesare Dandini

To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe

Helen, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o’er a perfumed sea,
The weary, wayworn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome.

Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche
How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand!
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
Are Holy Land!

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What inspires us to create or destroy? Continue Reading