Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
Greek to me. After three months of working, I’ve finished the draft of the gender-reversed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that I’ll be directing throughout October and November. (We open in December! If you’re in Colorado Springs, you need to come see this!)… Continue Reading “Rewriting the Bard: Julius Caesar”
Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration Direct collaboration, as opposed to indirect collaboration (which we’ll talk about next week) is where a writer works directly with one or more people on a specific piece. Jess Weaver and I developing the Christmas play for Springs Ensemble Theatre’s… Continue Reading “Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration”
Opening tonight at Springs Ensemble Theatre!! Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo is sharply-funny (if you like that sarcastic, smart kinda humor…which I do). It’s about Catherine, who has gone off and become a Neil-DeGrasse-Tyson-style academic of women’s studies. But she comes home to… Continue Reading “Rapture, Blister, Burn”
A couple months ago, the new owners of the Damon Runyon Theatre in Pueblo gave us SET ensemble members an opportunity to dig through their stuff (and if you’ve ever been in a community theatre, you understand there’s always a TON of stuff) and… Continue Reading “Introducing: Writing Desk II”
This is the set of Opus by Michael Hollinger (designed by Jack Salesses) that I’m directing at Springs Ensemble Theatre. If you’re in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the next couple weeks you should check it out.
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… Continue Reading “The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence Review!”
Opening tonight: My directorial debut! (Well, my co-directorial debut — my co-director Sarah Shaver is AMAZEBALLS.) Over the last couple weeks I have had the pleasure and the panic of trying to shape a series of short scenes and monologues about motherhood. Motherhood Out… Continue Reading “Directing Isn’t So Different From Being a Mom”
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… Continue Reading “Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Directions”