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 →

Rewriting the Bard: Julius Caesar

Cassius: Did Cicero say anything?Casca: Ay, she spoke Greek.Cassius: To what effect? Casca: Nay, an I tell you that, I'll ne'er look you i'th'face again. But those that understood her smiled at one another, and shook their heads. But for mine own part, it was Greek to me. William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene... Continue Reading →

Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration

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 winter show is an example. Shameless self-promotion moment: Writers working with... Continue Reading →

Rapture, Blister, Burn

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 the small New England town where she grew up to take... Continue Reading →

Introducing: Writing Desk II

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 take away whatever we wanted. So we went down to P-town... Continue Reading →

Opus by Michael Hollinger

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.

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 →

Directing Isn’t So Different From Being a Mom

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 Loud is a beautiful collection of pieces written by some of the best... Continue Reading →

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