The Grind

The Grind

The "captivating and fresh" (link) revelation of strength within what Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney calls the "effeminate young man of color" in his play, Choir Boy, features an astonishing Broadway debut by Jeremy Pope, as the star tenor of…

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Aloha

Aloha

A critic of one of Madison Gerringer's favorite plays, Naomi Iizuka's Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls, wrote that "Sometimes 'Aloha' means we don't know if we're coming or going", going on to suggest that the Iizuka work is aimless. But…

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Turning Point

Turning Point

The "Our Story" page on the website of Maker & Moss, Matt Bissinger's retail store in San Francisco's beautiful Hayes Valley neighborhood, hints at his background as an Idyllwild Arts Academy alum: note the commitment to "source from local artists…

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Out Of The Bubble

Out of the Bubble

Dobrina Dobreva didn’t practice the violin for thousands of hours to become a successful immigration lawyer. Yet the 2002 Idyllwild Arts alum personalizes the neuroscience suggesting that specialized study of classical music (and other arts!) produces broad, general, long-lasting benefits.   In Dobrina's words, "The discipline of…

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Easy?

Easy?

Idyllwild Arts Academy alum Mia Sable is both Southern—from Charlotte, North Carolina—and charming. Appropriately, Bravo TV’s popular series Southern Charm uses Mia's "It's Easy" as its theme song. Though "It's Easy" has attracted famous admirers like Kristin Chenoweth, you might…

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