Love Among the Blogs: Lost on Stage

Many thanks to the folks at Rosedale Community Players for giving my post some love this week! It’s kinda like scrolling through Facebook and discovering that someone is quoting you, or finding out that your photos show up on Google location searches and have been viewed a hundred thousand times. Anyway, it’s cool. Thanks guys.

Trigger Warning: Incest (Because God)

Bible stories here, Bible stories there, Bible stories everyw- Wait, what? Smack in the middle of one of the farther-in galleries at the DIA exhibit on women artists from the early Renaissance thorugh the Enlightenment, in gigantic proportions with about a dozen different lights illuminating the work, is that disturbing, triggering, ugly scene of LotContinue reading “Trigger Warning: Incest (Because God)”

Script Selection: The Squishy, The Stuffy and The Scary

All my life, I’ve been compelled by the magic of a good storyteller, telling a good story, in a good way. It’s no wonder that this is my compass — my mantra, even — when designing a new theatrical showcase (which I find myself doing, from time to time). Or to put it another way:Continue reading “Script Selection: The Squishy, The Stuffy and The Scary”

Phenomenal Woman, That’s Me

It’s true — I can’t see a portrait with this kind of raw strength and sass without recalling Maya Angelou’s soul-inspiring poetry. I think Anguissola would approve — she made a bit of a career (in all senses of the words) out of understanding, depicting, and promoting herself. Is it any wonder that she madeContinue reading “Phenomenal Woman, That’s Me”

Sandcastle Building – Level Unlocked

You guys. I have a cast for my show. A real, living, breathing, talented, kinda perfect, cast. You’ll forgive me if I’m a bit speechless when it comes to adding to this blog today. I’m still trying to get used to the idea that this project is actually coming together. More soon, once I pryContinue reading “Sandcastle Building – Level Unlocked”

It’s Five o’clock Somewhere

Not Van Gogh’s version (although he legit painted a version, called “Terrace of a Cafe at Night” with more light and more stars — because of course he did) but its source: the work of Louis Anquetin, who was part of the Post-Impressionist group. Vincent called them artists of the “petit boulevard”, whereas the mainContinue reading “It’s Five o’clock Somewhere”

Sandcastle Building: Auditions Tonight

For anyone not “in the biz” – this is a significant milestone in a theatrical endeavor. And true to form, enter so much other personal life noise this week to try to distract me from the joy that is hearing words meant to be spoken out loud, finally spoken out loud. But I will notContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Auditions Tonight”

The Risk It Takes to Blossom

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. Kurt Vonnegut I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the art of stepping outside of one’s usual. Taking risks, trying new things. You know — innovating. In that light, it seemedContinue reading “The Risk It Takes to Blossom”