Real Life

Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective

Won't lie, didn't love 2018. Maybe the year wasn't a total lost cause, because of new friends and growth experiences and improved health, but I sure hated living through it. Different things influenced my year in big ways and I want to sum them up:   I quit my job I finally got out of… Continue reading Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective

Theater

Converted by same-sex “Oklahoma”

A good adaptation can change your mind about a play. To put a twist on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival retooled "Oklahoma" as a queer romance featuring multiple gay, transgender, and gender-nonconforming characters. I won't be able to watch straight "Oklahoma" ever again. The same-sex interpretation makes a lot of… Continue reading Converted by same-sex “Oklahoma”