‘The Monologues’ adaptation strives to expand inclusivity, create space for more voices

Approximately 250 people attended each of the two performances of this year’s production of “The Monologues,” which featured 14 monologues written and performed by students on the evenings of April 14 and April 15 at 51 Winthrop St. The shows were completely sold out, and those without tickets were able to stand in the back of the room, according to co-director Morgan Freeman. Freeman and […]

The Story of Stories: Selling Realities

When I decided to major in English, everyone and their mother (and father, sister, brother, dog) was quick to tell me there is no work out there for anyone studying literature. A common suggestion I’ve gotten is advertising, although to be fair, it’s still not really the line of work I’m interested in. Advertisers don’t […]

The Story of Stories: Sound can’t override imagination

In the spring of my sophomore year, I went alone to Symphony Hall, not to listen to the dulcet tones of Tchaikovsky or another dead composer, but to the high-pitched, nasally, yet charming voice of public radio legend Ira Glass, host of the audio documentary series “This American Life.” This man had been my idol for years, […]

The Story of Stories: The visual barrier

I don’t cry when I watch films. In my teen years, I thought that there was something wrong with me — that I was missing the empathy bone and I was resigned to a life of possible sociopathy. My friends and I would watch some romance movie, and they would cry when one of the […]

The Stories of Stories: Not an empty play

“I have a secret. I am addicted to a good narrative … It’s funny because video games aren’t the first place you would expect to find any resemblance of a balanced and well executed narrative. Its very name, game, suggests something trivial, something purely for entertainment. In fact, I have been discouraged in past years […]