Vox Lumiere will present their immersive, interactive Phantom of the Opera at the Daryl Roth Theatre
beginning January 16, with an opening night on February 2. The stage
and screen event is created, composed, and directed by Kevin Saunders
Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera is a steampunk-inspired
experience, described as being part-concert, part-interactive movie, and
part-theater. Vox Lumiere’s singers and dancers perform to a fusion of
original rock, pop, and EDM music, during a presentation of the 1925
silent film The Phantom of the Opera.
Ancient History of Cross-Dressing: From Ancient Religions to the Theaters
Premium Article Preview: Crossdressing is recorded around the world from
the ancient past up to the present. In the ancient world, cross-dressing often
mirrored gender-crossing actions of deities. In this context, it was tolerated,
even supported, as an aspect of religious devotion. It was only a matter of
time that gender-crossing proved to be necessary in one’s social life.
i’m glad I’m not the only one who is irritated by that movie.. and also doesn’t like board games. i only like the D&D board game because i can play it coop instead of against someone.
(SPvTW) Oh gosh, it makes me want to melt my own face off. It’s everything detestable about geekdom in one fell swoop! (And I know the litany that Ramona is a more fleshed out character in the novels, and somehow it isn’t a big M. Butterfly trope since the author himself is Asian, but hnngggggggghhhh)
Plus, it doesn’t really make it any less true that people project Quirky Girl<tm> onto any remotely non-normative girl speaking to them, god help her if she has a weird hair color. (I know it’s another annoying cult favorite, but I always thought Eternal Sunshine was ahead of the curve in denouncing the MPDG habit.)
It’s weird, because my few homeschool friends and I would actually play board games a lot when we were little – discarding the rules and inventing new ones as we saw fit. It was so fun, I think because we often play cooperatively! (That is a big part of it to me.)
And there are some times I can suck it up and participate, even scrape out a little fun! That sure was a Gaming Session we just performed! But I get it from all sides – my family loves card/board gaming so it’s basically EVERY FAMILY THING, and then all of geek culture has had this massive hard-on for any kind of in-person game with some elaborate set of rules, so most people my age are constantly trying to initiate BOARD GAME to MAKE ME BORED…
What’s wrong with playing, like, charades? Does it need a $15 ruleset to tell you if you draw a card you have to talk with an accent and make Dr. Who references and move your token five paces? I DON’T GET IT HONESTLY
I just really like interacting with people if I’m out being social, so spending half the time blithely following an arbitrary ruleset, or sitting in silence consuming media (and honestly I much prefer watching film alone), or eating, which I probably can’t do without anxiously checking ingredients…. these bonding rituals really don’t work out too well for me. And I realize they do for some (most?) people, but it’s like “hahahah I just told you I was allergic to all of that and also hate fun.”
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to @joespub last night for CastAndLoose Live! #RepresentationMatters. It was a joyful, warm, funny, sad, infuriating, uplifting, challenging night. I can’t thank enough everyone who attended, everyone who performed, and everyone who worked on the show. On to the next!
Finishing up this project and wanted to share one of my favorite ways to make a waistband. I learned this while working at Center Theater Group, it’s especially handy for heavy period skirts when you want them as thin as possible lying flat under a bodice. Start with a piece of petersham ribbon (the stiffer the better) marked with the size of the skirt waist. Pin your skirt on top of it and stitch along the bottom of the ribbon. Taking a strip of fashion fabric cut on the bias, stitch it onto the back at ¼" then fold it around to the front. Pin the bias in place to cover all of the front nearly, then either topstitching or hand sew it all closed. The final step is to add closures. This is the front of my skirt, on the back I added 1" tabs of underlay to make the skirt more adjustable in the future. ✂️ #sewing #tutorial #waistband #skirt #periodcostume #theater #costume #costuming #costumedesign #technique #floral #silk (at The Shop, Center Theater Group)