olivia locher, clotheslines (2009)
during my freshman year of college i wore and burned a lot of bras.
QUESADILLACON IS NEARLY HERE
That’s right, folks. Only nine days left until the best day of your life. All day on June 21st, we will be celebrating the THIRD incarnation of QuesadillaCon. People of the Internet will brandish their cheese and their laptops, blogging and tweeting about the sweet, savory splendor that is the quesadilla.
We are SO close to beating last year’s record of 253 people attending. If you have any respect for the quesadilla, do what’s right and RSVP.
Every day until the 21st, we’ll be posting quesadilla recipes to prepare y’all, so be sure to follow. And don’t leave your friends out on the deliciousness - reblog!
And any time you feel downtrodden over the next week, just remember: There is hope in the world. There is beauty. THERE IS QUESADILLACON.
“In my experience as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry (being on the executive board of Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, being co-chair of Actors’ Equity Associations Equal Employment Opportunity Committee and sitting on various diversity committees with various parts of the industry engaging in dialogue about these issues for the past 15 years or so), I’ve found that most everyone likes to pass the buck. I’ve heard everything from it’s the producers’ fault to it’s the directors’ fault, to it’s the playwrights’ fault, to it’s the actors’ fault for not showing up to auditions. At the end of the day, I believe that casting has to be a truly collaborative effort.
“An actor has to be up to the challenge, his/her agent has to submit/push for an “outside the box” suggestion, the casting director has to give that agent’s client an opportunity to be seen by the creative team, the creative team has to have an open mind to re-imagine the role, the producer has to set the tone and mandate to the creative team that he/she is writing the checks to back a production that’s committed to portraying the world through a wider lens”
-Christine Toy Johnson, an award-winning writer, actor, filmmaker, and advocate for inclusion. Member: BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, Asian American Composers and Lyricists Project (founder), executive board of Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, elected leadership of Actors’ Equity Association (and co-chair of the union’s EEOC), founding steering committee member of AAPAC.