3 Things I Learned About Making Art from James Ijames’s White

Covid-19 has taken a lot of things from us. Like the ability to breathe without a piece of cloth in front of our faces. And the chance to meet up with a group of friends without strategic planning. And the opportunity to head to school and be bored in a classroom rather than be bored... Continue Reading →

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence Review!

For those of you in the Colorado Springs area (or those of you who might just be passing by...) here's a review of  the play I'm currently involved with as co-producer.Special thanks to Bill Wheeler, who hosts a great theater blog that you should check out in general!Here's snapshot of What It's All About: A finalist... Continue Reading →

Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Directions

Dead Man's Cell Phone Production Poster (Designed by: Linda Nichols)Sarah Ruhl is the second most performed playwright in the United States -- second only to the Bard his own self. This is the last weekend that it will be performed in Colorado Springs at the Springs Ensemble Theatre.In other words: this is the last weekend... Continue Reading →

Tonight there was a lot of screaming

Luckily, no one was injured in the riot rehearsal process of Marat/Sade. (That's the short title. The long title is The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. It's by Pete Weiss.)Not to give anything away -- but I... Continue Reading →

Springs Ensemble Theatre Presents Harold Pinter’s "One for the Road"; a.k.a. "Jenny did the lights"

For the past few weeks, I've been happily learning how to do lighting design over at SET, a Colorado Springs Theatre Company. SET's finishing up its season with a badass one-act play involving corrupt governments and a disturbing use of Christmas carols.We open on Thursday, and if you're in town -- or even if you... Continue Reading →

Thursday Reviews!: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)

The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 starsBritish authors must have some kind of secret to writing scrappy orphan stories.Not being opposed to books that start with a creepy man breaking into a house, murdering the family who lives there, and being thwarted by an infant and his ghost protectors...I thought this... Continue Reading →

Attention Colorado Springs Writers!

My writers' group has just put together a new website (still a tiny bit under construction) that you can visit here--The Under Ground Writing Project--and there's a Community section that we're looking to fill. So if you're part of another writers' group in the Colorado Springs area, or if you're a local author and you want your website... Continue Reading →

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