Funny, I thought I would have already posted again long before now, more than a month since I claimed to have dusted off and revived the Drama, Daily blog. But that was not what life had in store for me while in quarantine with my partner and my three kids ages 4 to 13. These … Continue reading On Parenting, Productivity, and the Pandemic
EMMA: Life is theatre. Theatre is life. If we’re showing what life is, can be, we must do theatre. SUE: Will I have to act? EMMA: It’s not acting. It’s being. It’s springing forth with the powers of the spirit. It’s breathing. Fefu and Her Friends (1977) by Maria Irene Fornes I started this blog … Continue reading On Theatre, Life, and Inspiration
My theatre company, Thinking Cap Theatre, recently finished a site-specific run of Young Jean Lee’s play, CHURCH, a play about exactly what the title suggests: sermonizing, sinning, surviving. We took the play’s conceit one step further, and staged it outside under a tent in the parking lot of an old…church. It was scary and exhilarating … Continue reading A Site to Be Seen…Environmental Theatre Abounds
When you last went to see a show, why did you go? Continue reading Going to the theater: a rites of passage or a passage of time?
My Fort Lauderdale-based theatre company, Thinking Cap Theatre, is currently midway through a four week run of the Florida premiere of Cleansed by Sarah Kane. During post-show conversations with guests, I have found myself regularly answering the question: Why’d you pick this play? I wish now that I would have put this question back to … Continue reading Why’d You Pick This Play?
Last week my theatre company, Thinking Cap Theatre, opened DEATH FOR SYDNEY BLACK, a world premiere dark comedy by NYC-based playwright, Leah Nanako Winkler. The play, both reminiscent of and responsive to cult films such as Heathers, Mean Girls, and Bring It On, has really surprised audiences so far. It makes you laugh, it makes … Continue reading The World Premiere of DEATH FOR SYDNEY BLACK
On the Guardian theatre blog today, Lynn Gardner revisits the perennial topic of theatre and criticism. Her post’s title sums it up: theatre and critics need each other. Her post was inspired by the recent initiative by National Theatre Wales to nurture new critical voices. I think this line in particular really resonates: “[I]t remains … Continue reading Theatre & Critics, not just frenemies, but friends? Lynn Gardner weighs in (again)