Much More Comedy Than Tragedy

CALLING ALL THEATRE PEOPLE!

sh-ttheatrepeoplesay:

So I’m sure you have all seen at least one video entitled “Shit ____ say!” and now we, as the collective theatre community of tumblr, are going to make one together! Sounds fun right?

What’s that? How can you contribute? I’m so glad you asked!

1) Reblog this post. Get the word out, yo.

2) Suggest a phrase that you think theatre people say frequently. You can do so either here or here. Remember to check the rules and tips of text submissions first!

3) Record a video. It can be just you, or you can corral your whole cast/crew to help you out. Check out the guidelines first!

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HELP MY FRIEND MOVE OUT OF AN ABUSIVE HOME

vialsofbrightforgettingpowders:

My friend Mary Jane(name changed to protect her identity) is 18 and lives with her abusive father and uncaring mother. This caused her to go on a downward spiral of depression, anxiety, and self harm. She is finally on the path to recovery and is moving away. She has a job BUT SHE NEEDS A CAR AND 2-3 MONTHS RENT BEFORE SHE CAN MOVE OUT!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE donate to help her move out! Come on guys, just $1 helps, our goal is $3000 by the end of the summer. THERE IS A DONATION LINK ON MY BLOG, IT IS VIA PAYPAL SO IT IS SECURE.

EVEN IF YOU CANNOT DONATE, PLEASE REBLOG SO THIS CAN GET AROUND!

(Source: sliceofbri, via sliceofbri)

thespians-united:

Alright, I just want to put this out there: it doesn’t matter what you say in your high school drama department, techie is an offensive word. It’s derogatory, and you won’t be thought of highly in the professional world if you use it. I know from people who actually are in the professional world.

Now, if you are a technician, aware of this, and still choose to use it in “proud” way, then that’s your prerogative, but a lot of people don’t know this, and I just felt the need to make them aware it’s not cool.

As someone I know put it: “We don’t call them acties”

I’m sorry, but I have literally NEVER heard a single person offended by this term until now. And we always called the ahem, “technical staff” techies and I was friends with a lot of them and they didn’t care. Like at all. It’s just slang for technical staff. If actors had a long name like “actorialistic staff” or something, then I’m pretty gosh darn sure we would be called acties. I have worked with 3-4 different companies and never met a single techie who took offense to the term. True, it isn’t a “professional” term, it is a casual one. You shouldn’t waltz into an audition, talking about how much “techie” experience you have, but that’s just common sense. I’m not trying to seem like I’m yelling at you, I just really don’t understand where you are thinking that it is derogatory.

HELP MY FRIEND MOVE OUT OF AN ABUSIVE HOME

vialsofbrightforgettingpowders:

My friend Mary Jane(name changed to protect her identity) is 18 and lives with her abusive father and uncaring mother. This caused her to go on a downward spiral of depression, anxiety, and self harm. She is finally on the path to recovery and is moving away. She has a job BUT SHE NEEDS A CAR AND 2-3 MONTHS RENT BEFORE SHE CAN MOVE OUT!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE donate to help her move out! Come on guys, just $1 helps, our goal is $3000 by the end of the summer. THERE IS A DONATION LINK ON MY BLOG, IT IS VIA PAYPAL SO IT IS SECURE.

EVEN IF YOU CANNOT DONATE, PLEASE REBLOG SO THIS CAN GET AROUND!

(Source: sliceofbri)

vialsofbrightforgettingpowders:

zeldalise:

girls who buy short skimpy dresses for prom???

like you could have picked any dress and you picked that one???

coughcoughslutshamingcough

maybe they like shorter dresses.

maybe they really liked that particular dress

maybe they’re comfortable in their own skin, and want to show off.

maybe they want to attract a significant other or sexual partner.

maybe they think their legs are their best feature.

maybe they have a lot of sex.

maybe its taking them a lot of courage to wear something short because they have low self esteem and just want to feel beautiful for one night.

every single one of those reasons is totally and utterly acceptable and right and okay.

what someone wears to prom, or at any time for that matter, doesn’t mean anything about the content of their character.

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LESSONS YOU CAN LEARN FROM MUSICALS

Les Miserables: Stealing a loaf of bread may seem like a good idea, but it will literally fuck up your entire life.

Spring Awakening: If you get laid, you die. If you don't get laid, you die. Also don't trust your parents.

Chicago: It's ok to murder people as long as you wear lingerie and can sing and dance.

The King and I: Racism doesn't count if you sing about it.

My Fair Lady: People will like you if you talk like you have a broom stick up your ass.

Hairspray: In the 60s, people will hate you if you're overweight, UNLESS you also hang out with black people.

RENT: AIDS really blows.

A Chorus Line: If you ever audition for a musical chorus, you better have a goddamn good story as to why you became a dancer.

Grease: If your boyfriend doesn't like you, change absolutely everything about yourself to please him.

The Phantom of the Opera: When choosing between a controlling boyfriend and a sociopath composer with a messed up face who dwells in an opera house's basement, take your sweet damn time.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Finding refuge from a storm in a mansion who's owner is a transvestite will make you inexplicably horny, and seemingly bisexual.

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so i just convinced my dad that “blood in the water” from legally blonde is actually about murder because he only heard the ending.

Musicals: Quick Versions

Les Miserables: Ex-criminal can't catch a fucking break. Crazy cop can't handle multi-dimensional personalities. Boring love interest remains everyone's least favorite character. Everyone you love dies.

The Phantom of the Opera: Overly dramatic opera singer is caught between a dick boyfriend and a serious case of Stockholm syndrome.

Wicked: Misunderstood loner chick tries to help people and everyone fucks her over anyway.

West Side Story: Romeo and Juliet with really tame gangs and sassy Puerto Ricans.

Grease: If your asshole love interest doesn't like your personality, change everything about yourself.

Rent: AIDS sucks.

Cats: Freaky looking cats. That's it. There's literally no plot.

youknowyoureatheatregeekwhen:

I don’t know how many of our followers may be from Boston, but guys, stay safe.If you are in any big city in America, stay inside if you can. Stay away from any public gatherings. I know we all want to make sure our friends and family are safe, but rely on texting and social networking. There are very important calls that need to be made. My thoughts are with you all, let’s hope no more people are hurt tonight.

-Bri

PS Don’t trust what you hear on Tumblr! Double-check everything you might hear before you worry about additional threats.