All posts by Beka Bryer

Theatre Bites: A Doll’s House

The theatre is a place to tell stories to entertain, inspire, and provoke thought and discussion. Thus, it often becomes a place of controversy. For today’s Theatre Bite, I’m looking at Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, a play that shocked audiences when it premiered in 1880. The

Theatre Bites: Fences

August Wilson was one of the twentieth century’s greatest dramatists, and one of the foremost writers of the African-American experience that the world has seen. Almost every regional theatre in the country has done at least one production of an August Wilson play, and for

Theatre Bites: Angels in America

The following things have been said about the theatre: “The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.” – Denis Diderot “The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ‘Behold! These things are.’ Yet most

Nerd League Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Theatre Edition

Holiday gift shopping is a pain in the neck. There are long lines, things are out of stock, your friends are complicated, you’re broke. We’ve all been there. The good news is: The Nerd League is releasing a holiday gift guide for every kind of nerd

This Just In: Miranda Announces Hamilton Mixtape

It’s November 3, 2016. The Chicago Cubs have just won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. And yet, news of this historic curse breaking has been overtaken on my Twitter feed by something that has been long awaited, if for a

Review: Hamilton the Musical

The musical that has launched a thousand think pieces. The show that picked up basically any award it could carry. That has been praised and critically examined. That has sparked discussions about the state of representations of race in media. Where theatre as an art form

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