5 things theatre must do as we move on to a new stage

“Curtain up. Light the lights. We’ve got nothing to hit but the heights. Starting here, starting now. Honey everything’s coming up roses?” Yeah…. not so much.

Theatre is back but like many industries, we have tons of…


I went back to the theatre for the first time in months in early August and it was glorious. I sat among friends. I turned off my phone. I watched actors perform live in front of me. It felt like coming home.

More of Broadway is poised to re-open next…


“I’m so sorry. What’s your name, again?” Randy asked.

“Oh, it’s Ren. But it’s ok, I haven’t been here much”, she explained.

“I’ll never forget. Wren, like the bird”

“Oh, it’s R-E-N like Ren and Stimpy.”

“Now I really won’t forget.”

Randy, at the Peekskill Coffeehouse, makes a point to…


“I want kids,” he told me on our second or third date. I didn’t feel the same way, nor was it a deal breaker.

I had not ruled out the idea of children. Dreams of having a career in the entertainment business, had put “becoming a parent” further down my…


I have recently been informed that the world is about to return to “normal”. I write this to plea for additional time to take care of lots of things I have put off for the past year. Could we all agree that most of us need until at least September…


Recently, I met someone from outside of the Broadway industry wondering what support is being offered to BIPOC producers, who are simply trying to get their foot in the door. …


“Talk to me about where you’re at right now”, she asked me. What came out over the next hour was both helpful and a little heartbreaking. But I am so glad I took the time to finally check-in with a professional. …


“Do I really need to update my LinkedIn profile?” someone asked the Twitterverse the other day and my resounding answer is “Yes”. Now I’m going to tell you why you need to do so.

Many of us are unemployed or under-employed right now. But I assure you, all that can…


“When things go back to normal and we head back to the city”, my husband started to say and the rest of the sentence will forever remain a mystery to me because that’s when my heart stopped.

“How can we even think about the future when I never cleaned my…


It was a year and it felt like everything in my life was constantly in a tailspin. I needed to control something.

I had been working in theater, an institution as old as time and yet everything had shut down.

I was surviving, building out beyond my comfort zone, learning…

Victoria Cairl

Writes about women and work and all else

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