Stage Write: Theatre Never Sleeps…

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Here’s a Pic of Bruno in the snow, since it’s -15F [aka -26C] with wind chill right now!

(Photo Cred to the Brown Insta)

Hi everyone!  It’s Olivia here, and I’m excited to write Stage Write for Bruin Club again this spring semester!  As you can probably tell from the title of this article, there is always theatre going on here at Brown.  In fact, if you were involved with every production here, it would probably be comparable to being on a varsity sports team (without the 5:30am practices though, so that’s nice #madpropstothejocks).

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(tbt to the epitome of jock/theatre love)

However, just like how impossible it is to be a three-season varsity sports player in college, it is also impossible to be involved with every production.  With actual classes, other extracurricular activities, and maybe sleeping every so often, it is important to choose what type/how many productions you get involved with each semester.

There are long-term commitments, like Sock&Buskin (the company attached to the TAPS department), regular pw (Production Workshop) shows, Gilbert&Sullivan shows, and Brown Opera Production operas.  Also working as a director, assistant director, stage manager, assistant stage manager, accompanist (for musicals), or music director, be prepared to spend pretty much every night for 2 months working on your show.

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But, if you are unable to give up that much time, you can also audition for/do tech for the many short-term commitment productions that take place every month or so.  If you’re interested in those, be sure to look out for pw’s TWITS (two weeks in the upspace) auditions and SOTG (Shakespeare on the Green) auditions.

I will continue to update this blog about all things Brown theatre related in the coming weeks!  Hope to see you (not actually though, because this is just an online blog and I can’t actually see you) soon! Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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As a potential Immunobiology and/or Public Health concentrator who is pre-med (PLME), I’ll approach theatre as someone who is doing it as a (very time-intensive) hobby. If you have any questions for me or would like to be connected with someone who is looking to pursue theatre after college, email me at olivia_cummings@brown.edu.  Looking forward to seeing you all at Brown soon!

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