Lights come up on TILLY EVANS, a teenage girl decked out in full leathery D&D fantasy armor with a cool- ass sword in hand. She is surrounded by a horde of Kobalds (goblin-like creatures).
Suddenly they attack!
TILLY quickly slays each of the monsters with grace and efficiency.
Intense puppeturgy going on in rehearsal today; while working on movement for the Kobalds that attack Tilly in the first scene, fight director Robert Najarian pulled an epic point of reference for their bouncing. The Gummi Bears. Enjoy.
Shira found this awesome article from the Atlantic on adolescent women and the need to escape into fantasy. Click the image to read more online!
The salient fact of an adolescent girl’s existence is her need for a secret emotional life—one that she slips into during her sulks and silences, during her endless hours alone in her room, or even just when she’s gazing out the classroom window while all of Modern European History, or the niceties of the passé composé, sluice past her.
Bella’s inner fantasies turned real in TWILIGHT have entranced a generation of readers – what does this say about pubescent girls at large?
Perspective from a lady gamer on violence in interactive media. Thanks to Josh and Shira for the find!
From the Boston Phoenix