As a person of color, 90% of the time when I go to see theater in New York City, it is not for me. But guess what I do: as a person of theater — and the main aspect of theater is sitting in a room with people and having empathy for people who do not look or sound like me, who come from different backgrounds — I expand my horizons, which is the point of theater.
You don’t trick people into pretending like “oh, this is for you” when it’s not. You tell them to expand their horizons, and explain why this is important, why you need to, as an older, white person in a metropolitan area, see something that is not about you and actually identify with the universal themes. Because that’s what people of color have to do all the time, 24/7 when they look at tv, when they go to theater, when they go see a movie. Otherwise you would go crazy and just be pissed off and never seen anything if you’re a black person. You have to become a better listener and a better audience member.Playwright Aurin Squire, on the Maxamoo Podcast (via itsdlevy)
I’m a broken record, but listen to this week’s Maxamoo. Worth it for this speech.(via fuckyeahgreatplays)
Wow this team has the Meyers Briggs “J” on lockdown.my boss on how we are all constantly judging one another.
when tumblr blogs I follow make posts to the effect of “like [blog name] on facebook for more [content type]” I really really want to reply/reblog with “no thanks” but then I don’t because I want to maintain a false identity as someone who is not an asshole.
Stay single until someone actually compliments your life in a way that makes it better not to be single. If not, it’s not worth it.(via nyu-tah)
Yes that question that you asked in your email, the answer is in the attachments to the email you are responding to. By all means give me a call to ask the question a second time, even though my very first email has the answer you were looking for.
Okok but you know that scene in catching fire where the poison is in their skin and they jump into the pond to seep it out?
When I have a modicum of expendable cash my choice of decor will be nothing but tumblr/etsy illustrator’s renditions of pictures of people I love
He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.
Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian In The World