We’ve been doing this little theater thing for five years now (ever since Doug created the sign that hangs above the door) and so we got this little announcement made – which is going to make itself into a play program soon. Toot toot! (that’s the sounds of our cheering mechanism)...
All right, I taught a high school class (and I’ve got this creepy Want Ad photo to prove it)! It went okay. The kids didn’t react a whole lot, which is hard for me, but which is also the way it goes with high school students. And it was a bit muggy (!) in...Continue reading
No, not this dream ticket. Went to Testify’s 6-year anniversary show a couple of weeks ago. The theme was The Same Coin and they had three couplets of storytellers. Each couplet (gotta stop using that word) told the same story from a different perspective. So there was a mother who told a story about...Continue reading
Next up is another co-production, lending a small hand to Melange Theatre Company for their debut production of SAINT SOMEBODY by Rita Anderson. The show opens November 14th....
I went to a board meeting for the lovely and wonderful Vela Families. This is a sort of probationary measure (a couple of board meetings) to decide if being on their board is something we wall want. They’re a great organization, but I have bandwidth considerations to be wary of. More on that later....Continue reading
Today, at an all-company meeting, with more than 400 employees (remote & in-person) watching, our CEO pops this old website onto the screen to tell everyone I write plays about crummy work environments and failed relationships. Thanks, TJ. Not sure I’ve ever turned so red in my life. (well, I have, but…) Phew, that...Continue reading
Friend and frequent collaborator Lana Dieterich posted this on Facebook and I wanted to somehow vicariously experience the connection. These are two of my favorite actors (Anne and Lana) with my (possibly/probably) favorite presidential candidate from a Town Hall event yesterday. Well done. Now if I had ONLY had the forethought to ask Lana...Continue reading
A couple of opportunities came out of the blue over the next few weeks: 1) Backyard Storytelling: I’ve heard about this place for years but never been. I got an invite to do it this next Sunday, September 15th. Telling a new version of a story I told at Testify last year (pictured). Seems...Continue reading
Now that my back is healing up (I owe an update on that) and bicycling is particularly recommended as a low-impact exercise, I’m dreaming of Ireland (again). Not sure why I have such a strong urge to visit that place (well, yes, I do: weather, accent, creativity, literature, the color green). A family over...Continue reading
This show happened on August 27th and it sold out. But not in the super exciting way it sounds. It was one of those things where the last couple of people came in the door RIGHT as we were about to start and they barely filled up the last two available spots. Still, a...Continue reading