The following blogs make up the chronicle of my last year as a full-time college educator. A note to all my readers: The following blogs may often be a mess, starting and stopping, fragments, little thoughts, some fully formed story pages, some threads left dangling. I’m not sure how many photos or links I’m goingContinue reading “My Final Year (of teaching) .”
Category Archives: Theater
Monday Musings: Old dog, new tricks
In 12 days, I turn 60. It appears that most of the ink I spill these days is shadowed and/or highlighted by this fact. The good news today is that the old dog can still learn new tricks. If I were certain that my energy and ability to learn new things would stay constant inContinue reading “Monday Musings: Old dog, new tricks”
The devil is in the details: Kavanaugh and Blasey (imaginary) production notes.
How can I not follow up on my post about Kavanaugh and Blasey? I know, you are saturated, having read what?…10-100 stories about it in the last 2 days? Listened, watched, bathed in the news of it all…almost drowning in rhetoric, in bombast and opinion? But let’s face it, I did ramble on and onContinue reading “The devil is in the details: Kavanaugh and Blasey (imaginary) production notes.”
“Be Quiet and Get Out of the Way.”
“Be quiet and get out of the way.” Huh… So I’m working on this theater project with a bunch of great theater artists. I’m part of the team. It’s a devised piece, with a lot of moving parts at this point, which will culminate in performances in late Fall. The work right now is collectingContinue reading ““Be Quiet and Get Out of the Way.””
“White” by James Ijames: a response to a production of this play at Shotgun Players in Berkeley California.
So I saw this show last night. Amazing work by the cast: Adam Donovan (Gus), Santoya Fields (Diana/Vanessa, Luisa Frasconi), Jed Parsario (Tanner). Incredible work by the design team: Nina Ball (Set), Erin Gilley (Projections), Cliff Caruthers, Ulises Alacla. Piercingly resonant writing by James, Ijames. Lovely direction by M. Graham Smith. Compelling, smart, funny, quick,Continue reading ““White” by James Ijames: a response to a production of this play at Shotgun Players in Berkeley California.”