A little over a year ago, I suddenly had an idea for a Dungeons & Dragons play. It hit me like a 20 sided die to the eyeball. It was delightfully weird and not what I’d have normally thought of doing. I posted about it and the response was immediate, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
For me, right now, the bottom line is ultimately that after I left the theatre and safely made it to my car, where I could be alone and relatively unobserved, I sobbed. Ugly crying, sobs.