Dramatic Car, Fort Lauderdale

Dramatic Car, Fort Lauderdale I couldn’t figure out why traffic was moving so slowly on Sunrise Blvd.  Then, I saw this as I got onto 95. Thanks, Dude. Advertisements

Dramatic Donuts

Dramatic Donuts Here in Florida, I have passed Donut Circus many times, and each time, without fail, I find myself pondering the name.  Why “Circus,” ya know? I’m sorry, but it’s a dramatic name for a donut joint.  Krispy Kreme Donuts I mostly get.  Ok, kind of get.   Deep fried donuts can be ‘Krispy,’ … Continue reading


You’ve heard of The W (a hotel), The WB (a tv network), TBS (another tv network), and The BLT (a sandwich), and now I present to you–The WTB–updated and explicated. For those of you just tuning in, the WTB are Women Theatre Bloggers. Why a list of WTB? In recent years, several studies have indicated … Continue reading

Irish Theatre Links (Updated)

Sorry, more links.  Reconnecting with a friend and classmate from grad school, Kay Martinovich (a former director at Irish Rep in Chicago), has gotten me thinking about how little I’ve been nurturing my love of Irish theatre lately.  So…here are a few more links: Irish Theatre Magazine Blog. Patrick Lonergan’s 1/24 article raises some good … Continue reading

The Drama of Hospice and Plays about Death and Dying

H-O-S-P-I-C-E. Being given a hospice prognosis is dramatic. Period. The word itself evokes both a hospital stay and the peace most hope will accompany death. But don’t let the suffix–H-O-S-P– mislead you.  Hospice patients are (almost always) beyond  the repair of a hospital. In my own experience, the suffix more accurately alludes to the hospitable treatment … Continue reading

Irish Links

Here are some Irish theatre/arts related links to check out: “Curtain Up on a New Theatrical Era.” A piece worth reading about how economic downturn and funding cuts are affecting Irish theatre, non-profits having to think more commercial, etc.  (*In which case, title of next link is perfect–cast a celebrity and market it.) “Channing to … Continue reading

Bad Bard

Bad Bard As I sit making final tweaks to a review for Shakespeare Bulletin of Jobsite Theater‘s production of Pericles, a collaboration with George Wilkins, who is believed to have written the first two acts, and one of Shakespeare’s less frequently produced and most frequently criticized plays, I couldn’t help but think about recent blog discussions of the … Continue reading

‘Woman to Woman,’ Do You Write about Theatre?

Today on The Guardian‘s theatre blog, Noises Off, Chris Wilkinson acknowledges Drama Daily’s (still growing) list of Women Theatre Bloggers.  Check out his post: “Hands Up for Women in Theatre.” Hopefully, other women who write about theatre will read Chris’s post and identify themselves so that I can make the list as comprehensive as possible before … Continue reading

Dramatic License Plates, etc.

This is really a pathetic way to start up posting again after a few hectic days that precluded me doing so, but here it is: a license plate from sunny Florida.   The person who drove the Hummer that bore this license plate had clearly done many reps at the gym.  Aaah…if only I had snapshots … Continue reading

The Kane I “Crave”

A- “There’re worse things than being fat and fifty.” / “Being dead and thirty.” How about dead and just weeks shy of 28? As my appreciation of Sarah Kane’s plays continues to grow, I find my frustration with her death mounting, also. I want more Kane.  But this is a craving that will go unfulfilled, … Continue reading

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