I am grateful that I've been able to see as much theatre as I have this year - 39 shows! The San Francisco Bay Area is an amazing place to be for theatre. For every show I saw there were five I wasn't able to make it to see. There were some shows I saw this year that particularly landed with me and have made lasting impressions. So as a look-back, here are my highlights.
Every year at this time I think "my god that was a crazy busy year, next year will be so much lighter," and since it's an annual thought, that means it's never actually a lighter year. This year was one of the busiest I've ever had. It was a blessing of projects and artistic challenges. Whether I was out of my comfort zone performing for the first time in 30 years or accepting a leadership role in an established theatre company or more familiar ground with directing staged readings for ReproRights and PCSF, the year has been full of intense experiences and a lot of laughter and delight with new creative relationships around every corner.
Because as much as I have going on with creative projects, it's not all about me, so I've been seeing a lot of theatre lately. Most recently, Fences at CalShakes which was achingly well performed, Hurt Village at Ubuntu Theatre Project which was powerful and fresh, and Emmett & Ava at Broadway Playhouse SF which was... Continue Reading →
Don't miss the Twitter Interviews with ReproRights writers. So far, Madeline Puccioni, Maggie Wilson, and myself. Coming up Nicole Joost, Lorraine Midanik, Pamela Winfrey, and more. One of the things I love about ReproRights! The Body Politic is the different stories and voices included. The 8/25 show is sold out with a waiting list, but... Continue Reading →
So my theatre life continues to be full and sometimes overcommitted, but always in flux and always stretching and growing.
2016 is proving to be a very fulfilling year already. Three exciting projects in May, June, and August coming up.
As the first weekend of performances is nearing its end, I'm reflecting a lot on what this journey has been for me. I'd given up on acting. Made an active decision that it wasn't happening so with gut-wrenching grief officially gave up on it - except in the most incidental circumstances. I had been too... Continue Reading →
Yesterday evening was the second and final performance for the Musical Cafe's 2016 Winter Showcase. Everything was spot on and so much fun to watch. The casts for all four plays were terrific and the energy from the audience was warm, excited, engaged, and ready to be pleased. It felt like we were part of... Continue Reading →