The PSM told me she would send me the run book tonight. I’ve been home for like five hours…
I really hope she gets it to me first thing in the morning, because I have no idea what I’m doing, and I have to run this track on my own tomorrow. I shadowed it today, but I’ve never ever been on run crew for a show I didn’t already know intimately. I don’t know how much I trust myself. I need those notes!!!
Just got home from my first performance of Home of the Soldier at Synetic. I’ll be on deck for both Saturday and Sunday’s shows, and probably a few more after that.
It’s a good show, but definitely needs a trigger warning. It exists in no real time and place, and follows a soldier through boot camp and into war. No specific war, and in fact I would guess it’s more eastern Europe than middle east. So it has that going for them! It’s not overtly Islamophobic!
But it does have lots of guns, loud noises (gunshots, explosions, and helicopters), death imagery, suicide, and rape. So, yeah. Not exactly a light evening out at the theatre.
Don’t come in expecting to have a good time. But come in expecting a brutal war story, and you won’t be disappointed.
Is it strange that Ginny Weasley reminds me of Kristen Stewart in the sense that no matter how awesome and badass she is, a few poorly written/directed movies will forever dictate whether or not people accept her.
“Look, guys. No matter what a girl does, no matter how she’s dressed, no matter how much she’s had to drink, it’s never, never, never, never, never okay to touch her without her consent. That doesn’t make you a man, it makes you a coward.”—Vice President Joe “the BAMF” Biden, in a speech launching the federal government’s campaign to fight sexual violence on college campuses (via girl-non-grata)
Today is a day of action among the Deaf community - a huge push to get online news outlets to support captioning for their videos and sound clips. There’s a huge chunk of the population that can’t access this media.
Adding captions to news clips will open up the world to Deaf folks. It’s truly a shame that this isn’t standard practice yet, but the point of today’s action is to make it so.
Here’s an example that hits close to home with me. I just finished work on a theatrical production with a hearing company that involved two Deaf actors. One of them was interviewed for the radio: check out the piece here. But she obviously can’t listen to the story! It’s about her, it features her, and she has no access to it. She was happy to read the accompanying article, but I think she deserves to experience her own radio interview. Why can’t we caption this? Put the audio clip into a video format and just run the captions along with it.
For more information about the #captionTHIS day of action, and to learn what you can do to help, please see the DeafPolitics blog.
If you sign, here’s a video about the plans for today. Oh, and even if you don’t sign - it’s captioned. :)