Five Shows, Three Days

Over Memorial Day weekend I set out to break my (personal) record of most shows in a weekend. Three matinees, two evening performances. Let's dive in.Gary: A Sequel to Titus AndronicusFriday night was Gary, a bizarre show. In fact, for most of it I found myself thinking back to…

The Ferryman

I tend to view things on repeat. I've seen Network twice, Be More Chill four times, and Hamilton nine times. Usually my bar for how much I like something is how many times I want to see it again.This makes the Ferryman particularly unique for me in that I…

Oklahoma!

I was giddy walking into Oklahoma. After seeing it for the first time at St. Anne's Warehouse last year, I've become a massive fan of the show and the cast recording. To make this occasion more exciting, I was on the floor for this one. View this post on Instagram…

Hadestown

At 14 Tony nominations, Hadestown demands to be seen. While I'm not sure it lives up to the extreme hype, it's still an excellent show.Hadestown combines Greek Mythology with New Orleans Jazz. This juxtaposition works quite well. Shortly after Hamilton came out, we asked if Hip Hop musicals were…

Socrates

This season at the Public has been, intense. White Noise, Ain't No Mo', and Sea Wall/A Life were all thought provoking, but hard to watch. This made Socrates quite refreshing. It was certainly intelligent and thoughtful in it's execution, but it was also a fairly straightforward historical play.…

How I Prepare A Tech Talk

Almost weekly someone will ask me how do I put together a tech talk. I'd like to think I've gotten pretty good at answering. In fact I've gotten so used to sharing The Matthew Gerstman Method that it might as well be it's own talk. That's too meta for me, so I went with a blog post.…

White Noise

The play starts with a monologue by Leo, a black man, played by Daveed Diggs, about his insomnia, his friends, and the ever present white noise he hears in his head. He talks very little about race, although it becomes obvious that's the focal point of the play when he suffers from police brutality.…