All The Wrong Dreams

06.19.14

You may be surprised to learn that Arthur Miller’s tragedy for the common man, a play about a guy ‘who had all the wrong dreams,’ who is caught up in someone else’s definition of success rather than trusting what he ...

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Invisible

06.12.14

It's been said that good design is 99% invisible. Heck, that's the title of one of the best public radio shows/podcasts out there, if you're curious. But just because it's invisible doesn't mean it isn't there. Yesterday, the Tony Awards announced ...

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Be Your Best You

06.09.14

The American Theatre Wing’s Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre presentation ceremony occurred last night and portions of it were broadcast via television. I would like to take this moment to respond. Dear ATW and Broadway Producers, Let me begin with: Presenting what ...

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The Bay Area Mourns the Loss of Intersection for the Arts

05.23.14

I'll try. But I don't think I'll do the organization justice. One of the first times I went to see a Campo Santo play at Intersection for the Arts (for the uninitiated, Campo Santo is--now was--the resident theatre company at Intersection) it ...

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Steal This Idea: The Story That Refreshes

05.15.14

I think I had Twitter open for all of ten seconds today when this story popped up: Chipotle cups will now feature stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and other authors. I didn't even have to click on the ...

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What’s it like being seen? : Reflecting on Am I Invisible

04.28.14

ED NOTE: A part of what I intend to be a continued spotlight in this space on applied theatre - a follow-up to the post here. If you run or participate in an applied theatre program and would like to ...

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Am I Invisible?

04.08.14

ED NOTE: I have a love for applied theatre (as exemplified by longtime friends Rehabilitation Through the Arts and Conspire Theatre and in the interest of shining a light such programs I've asked Am I Invisible to write about their program ...

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#TheSummit: Next Steps

02.26.14

We've Named the Problem. Now what? Unless you've been living under a rock the last week (in which case, I hope it’s been warm!), if you’re in the theatermaking world, you are likely aware of the fallout from an event Twitter dubbed ...

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Climbing #TheSummit

02.19.14

Monday night I attended the first session of The Summit, a series of discussions led by Washington Post reviewer Peter Marks and hosted by Arena Stage. This night was made up of a panel of artistic directors including Molly Smith ...

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#TheSummit

02.17.14

Text of speech to Cleveland Play House board retreat.

07.15.13

The Cleveland Playhouse Board invited me to speak at their board retreat last Saturday. The talk was well received, so I thought I would share the text here. Thank you all for bringing me here. It’s an honor to ...

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Annual and monthly events for a vigorous theatre community

07.08.13

I keep writing about collaboration between theatre making organizations, but until now, I haven’t given a very clear picture of what form that collaboration should take. Here’s a stab at it. The following is a collection of events ...

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