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LaylahM

#ISawIt

I’m excited to be able to announce that I’ll be participating in another collaborative writing project with Wily West. This time Wily West undertakes two shows that will run in rep this summer and will be written by 9 playwrights.

Re-Focused

I’d be a fool to say that I’ll never produce again, that I won’t find myself seduced by the irresistible comfort of the rehearsal room, the empty pre-show theatre, the adrenaline of the last minute crisis, the pure joy of watching director and actors creating life from words on the page, or the deep satisfaction of sharing a show with an audience.

Sheherezade 14!

SHEHEREZADE 14  Sheherezade 14 opened last weekend and while, I’ve loved every year’s production, I feel like we’ve been on a trajectory toward a vision I’ve had for the show since I took it over six years ago.  This year there is a sense for all of us that we’ve […]

a fleeting sigh

a moments hesitation not listening to the catch of breath until I replayed it later needless confusion overthinking the tone and phrasing losing the simple truth shifted focus missing the here-and-now moments retracing the just-happened i’m an idiot

Mom Poet Strength

Life with Poet (c) 2003 published 2004 Sometimes easy to forget They see the world More, less, better, worse Other. See Overburdened words with No meaning Everywhere Sometimes easy to forget They use two words and paint a thousand As easy You say two and they see A hundred thousand […]

Wily West 2014 Season

Wily West has announced our 2014 season details and launched the Indiegogo campaign to help us raise the much-needed funds to make it all happen.  I’ve been spending almost every free minute over the last several weeks interviewing company members and editing video.  The first of a series was published […]

Good for the Gander

If you haven’t seen the Jackson Katz Ted Talk about violence against women and why that’s a men’s issue, it’s worth watching.  He places the burden squarely on men to care about and stop violence against women.  To stop making it solely a “women’s issue” and recognize both the damage […]