Week in Brief / 03

Keep Families TogetherI know I am not alone in expressing my anger and sadness about this week’s news cycle. While I am disheartened by the US government, I am motivated by the actions of others to resist the horrific policies against children and their families. I donated to The Florence Project; if you’re looking to give as well, here are a few other organizations who would benefit from financial support: ActBlue, Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, ACLU, and RAICES (and if you haven’t already, please consider calling your state representatives and participating in one of the many demonstrations planned next weekend).

In other news, I’m excited for the theatre season to finally kick off this week – our first show (a wildly funny production of The Pirates of Penzance) opens on Tuesday, and from the small glimpses I’ve had of rehearsals, I’m certain audiences will love it too. The stage manager in me misses being in the rehearsal space more frequently, but I have found it so fun to connect people to theatre and connect with people through theatre over in the box office. What fun.

A few other things that have brightened my week:
+ I’ve been making my way through the second season of Queer Eye – like my other reality TV comfort, The Great British Bake-Off, the Fab Five never fail to make me smile (let’s fangirl together).

+ I’ve listened to “Big God” and “Apesh*t” about a million times at this point. I don’t think I will ever get over the talent of Florence and Beyoncé.

+ I’ve enjoyed my visits to Coffee Obsession over the past few weeks. I love me a coffee shop that makes you want to curl up and read a book, cup of tea in hand. If you’re in the area, do make a stop.

How was your week?

Psst. I’ve had a Providence Travel Guide in the works for a while now, but only last week was I able to wrap it up! I’m hoping to add pictures and more suggestions in the near future, but should you need any PVD recs, I’ve listed all of my current favorites HERE.

{Picture: Keep Families Together screen print by Pete Railand}

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Week in Brief / 02

Week in Brief 02I’m about a week into my summer internship, and it’s been a whirlwind of fun (summerstock theatre slows down for no one). Settling into a new place is hard, but I have found so many friendly faces – and thrown myself into so many things that remind me of home – that I’m slowly but surely carving out a space for myself. I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have the beach and cute cafes, like the one above, right down the street.

Outside of work, I’m currently digging into – and absolutely loving – Morgan Matson’s latest, Save the Date, as well as re-reading Evicted, an account of homelessness in America by sociologist Matthew Desmond. Both wholeheartedly deserve the praise they’ve been given, and I’m excited to wrap them up this week.

What are you reading?

Week in Brief / 01

Maggie RogersSaw the new musical Jagged Little Pill at the A.R.T. and was absolutely blown away. It was so good that my mom, sister, and I returned on Thursday for a second viewing (and needless to say, we’ve been listening to a lot of Alanis Morrissette since).

Listened to Maggie Roger’s recent single, “Fallingwater,” more times than I can count – I’m very much a fan.

Celebrated National Doughnut Day with a trip to the one and only Knead Doughnuts.

Watched and laughed at Bridget Jones’s Diary (sparked by this fun podcast and my sister’s excellent taste).

Enjoyed several books from the library, including gems The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik and The Science of Breakable Things. I love a book that makes you think and/or warms the heart.

How was your week?

Psst. Going off my thoughts from last week, please consider a brief weekly update like this a summertime experiment! If I dig it, I hope to continue it into the fall. :)

{Picture: Maggie Rogers in some brilliant art direction}