Trevor Boffone is a Spanish teacher at Bellaire High School and a lecturer in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston. He also contributes to the Houston Press from time to time.
5 months ago | Education
You only get one first day of school. There’s only one chance for a teacher to stand before a class and make a first impression. We print off our rosters and we begin learning our students’ names and nicknames. We do icebreakers to get to know eve...
1 year ago | Current Events
I’m a high school teacher and last week the fear of every teacher in the United States came to pass at my school. On Tuesday, January 14 as Bellaire High School was being dismissed, Cesar Cortes, a 19-year-old senior, was accidentally shot by a cl...
2 years ago | Stage
On May 18, 2018 the Houston metropolitan area became ground zero for the conversation about gun violence. At Santa Fe High School, Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened gunfire, killing ten people and wounding thirteen others. Incidents such as these h...
Founded by co-artistic directors Rachael Logue and Chelsea Ryan McCurdy, Rogue Productions emerged with a bang on the Houston theater scene in 2016. Their inaugural production of Matt & Ben received Houston Theater Awards’ Best Actress nominat...
As funding questions loom larger in post-Harvey Houston than perhaps ever before, small theater companies and independent artists are entrenched in a financial climate that is largely unfamiliar territory. Even though Houston still very much lives...
What happens when a natural disaster forces theater companies to cancel shows? And for how long?