Odessa Gaines is the co-chair of the Intentionality & Inclusivity Committee and an arts editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying cognitive and brain science and film and media studies. Odessa can be reached at [email protected].

Burlesque seniors aim to foster sexy, fun, positive vibe

Comprising around 300 undergraduate students, Tufts Burlesque Troupe is one of the largest student dance groups you’ll find on campus. Committed to creating a body-neutral environment fit for exploring oneself and celebrating diversity, this no-audition group has been a second home to many students over the years. Welcoming to students of all years and levels […]

Keep your eyes on Company One’s ‘Morning, Noon, and Night’

For the second year now, Tufts’ Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies and Company One Theatre have collaborated to put on a reading workshop of a play with Tufts students. This year’s workshop was “Morning, Noon, and Night.” “Morning, Noon, and Night,” a new, in-the-works play written by Kirsten Greenidge and set to hit […]

Spring performance roundup: What to see and when

Tufts has a wide and eclectic arts scene, with everything from children’s theater to stand-up comedy available for the average student to view. As the spring semester comes to a close, many of these organizations present their final artistic offerings, providing a vast schedule for the everyday theatergoer. Here are some of the most exciting […]

‘Clyde’s’ will pull at your heartstrings and leave you craving a sandwich

What does it take to make the perfect sandwich? And how do you rebuild a life that’s been taken away from you? “Clyde’s” (2021), a new play about the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff of a sandwich shop, seeks to answer both of these questions. Now playing at the Huntington Theatre in Boston through April 23, […]

K-Weekly: Recent bops for your playlist

As spring finally comes around, and we enter the final month of classes at Tufts, K-Weekly is once again wrapping up a semester of publishing. With such a long wait between this article and the next, I figured the best topic to write would be a sort of recap of some newer K-pop tracks and […]

‘Shadow and Bone’ season 2 leaves us all wanting more from the Grishaverse

Editor’s note: This article contains spoilers for season 2 of “Shadow and Bone” (2021–).  Based on the Grishaverse books by Leigh Bardugo, the Netflix series “Shadow and Bone” (2021–) is now back for an eight-episode season 2. Primarily following the plot of the second and third “Shadow and Bone” books, “Siege and Storm” and “Ruin […]

‘Red Rainbow’: What does it mean to celebrate Black and brown queer joy?  

For the 2022–23 academic year at Tufts, the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies has made an effort to produce shows for the “Year of Queer Magic.” Their newest product? “Red Rainbow” (2021).  “Red Rainbow,” written by Azure D. Orsborne-Lee and directed at Tufts by Professor Lily Mengesha, follows the hero’s journey of a […]

K-Weekly: There’s no shame in liking K-Pop

Without fail, one of the first questions I always get asked when I tell people I love BTS or that I write this column is, “How long have you listened to K-pop?” Most people are shocked when I tell them the truth — I grew up listening to K-pop because my mother listens to it, […]

WEEKENDER: Zadie Smith’s ‘The Wife of Willesden’ puts modern spin on a classic Chaucer tale

“The Wife of Willesden” (2021), a new play written by British novelist Zadie Smith, is a distinctly modern work of theater. It’s full of references to Beyoncé, Jordan Peterson and #MeToo. Thus, it might come as a surprise that the play, now playing at the American Repertory Theatre, is based on a poem that’s more […]

K-Weekly: Let’s talk a bit about pansori

This semester at Tufts I’ve found myself mainly in courses and extracurricular activities that have less in common with my actual major than I thought. Personally, I don’t see this as a bad thing — I want to nurture my other passions while gaining my education. The plus from this? I am able to take […]