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.
So my theatre life continues to be full and sometimes overcommitted, but always in flux and always stretching and growing.
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.
When 2015 began I was so exhausted from a grueling and challenging 2014, all I really wanted to do was crawl into a cave and hibernate like a bear. I thought I’d be facing a year of respite and recovery. What I got instead was one of recovery and rejuvenation, but not from rest; much to my surprise (and my family’s alarm), it was busier than most years.
Summer summer summer! Lovely weather. Been able to enjoy reading, a concert, visiting with friends, cooking. Contemplating the pace of life. Which right this moment feels a little fast and packed full of things. I’m getting excited to see I SAW IT opening with ZERO HOUR this coming week. We […]
Today we kick off the writing for I SAW IT and ZERO HOUR. As I write this, Jennifer is working on sending us our first assignments – or subtopics – […]
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.
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.
Every now and then my parents would mention someone they had known before I was born, usually from high school, and there’d be a tinge of sadness. One had died […]
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 […]