Shopkeepers. When I was 10, living in the Castro, I didn’t have any friends my own age in the neighborhood. There were other children around, but none of them roamed the neighborhood without their parents and we didn’t have opportunities to meet each other. Not that I had any interest […]
Death ends life, not relationships. The world premiere of “The Grateful Deadly!” will be a highly entertaining, magical, visually creative and adventurous evening of new works and 7 short plays by 6 esteemed Bay Area Playwrights! Some plays are whimsical and humorous, some are bittersweet, deep and thought provoking with perhaps […]
I’m thrilled to be part of the Left Coast Theatre Company’s production of The Laramie Project, directed by Stuart Bousel in April. We still have to tell the stories, we still have to strive to seed the empathy necessary to stop the pull of apathy that enables our society to debate the existence of hate crimes. To allow it to happen.
I’m incredibly grateful to be able to be part of that on any level.
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.