A Site to Be Seen…Environmental Theatre Abounds

Church by Young Jean Lee presented by Thinking Cap Theatre

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

Why’d You Pick This Play?

64889_256068587811472_101150869969912_576354_404335001_n

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

Some American Women Theatre Directors from Coast to Coast

My director-to-director interview series over at 2AMt continues. Meet three fantastic American women directors: Melissa Hillman of Impact Theatre, Berkeley, CA.  Kate Powers, freelance director, NYC. Julieanne Ehre, freelance director, Chicago, IL. Also, I’m working my way through American Women Stage Directors of the Twentieth Century(2008). It’s fantastic! Feature image above is of Carolina Neuber … Continue reading

Meet Some More American Theatre Directors

Here are links to several of my recent 2amtheatre director-to-director interviews: Meet Kevin Houle, Rebecca Zellar, Tony Adams and Melissa Hillman. 

Director Spotlight #3: Meet Dominic D’Andrea & I’m Back to Brook

Here’s the next installment of my director-to-director interview series on http://2amtheatre.com Back To Brook: I’m also 2/3 of the way through re-reading Peter Brook’s 1968 work, The Empty Space. It’s amazing how a book can register so differently with you at different stages of your life. It had been a decade since I last read this, … Continue reading

Director Profile #2: Mark Fossen & Some Links

Homeless Man 2008

The director-to-director interview series that I began last week on 2amt continues with Mark Fossen, a freelance director in Salt Lake City, UT. Check it out. The current production of The Tempest directed by Robert Sturua at Moscow’s Et Cetera Theater does, indeed, look visually stunning!  As someone who has read, seen, reviewed, and taught … Continue reading

An Interview w/ Michael Leeds & April Shakespeare Event

Q Shakespeare B & W

Posting on Drama, Daily has been all too light lately, but my theatre-related work has been anything but that! In this post, I draw your attention to two links: A director-to-director interview series that I’ve just kicked off at the 2amt site.  South Florida director Michael Leeds is the first director profiled. and… Thinking Cap … Continue reading

The Theatre or Publix or Target or Whole Foods or…?

resampled_3__runaway-shopping-cart2

It’s not uncommon for people who work in theatre to miss out on seeing theatre because, well, they’re all tied up in a show of their own, rehearsing, performing, etc.  Chances are if you survey theatre folks they will tell you they wish they could see more shows, plays their friends are in, or ‘that … Continue reading

Metacriticism: Making Lemonade Out of A Lemon Review

stivers-12-5-03-lemons

What do you do with a negative review?  Burn it? Ignore it? Paper the critic’s house? (Don’t worry, I’m not going to do this.) Get creative with captions?: “Read what the critics are not saying about…” It is never easy to be on the receiving end of a negative review.  Trust me, I know firsthand. … Continue reading

Burnett and Kahn on Acting and Directing

  • The Drama Book Shop