Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Monthly Archives: January 2023
Lest Ye Be Judged
Come on, Farkle. Tell us how you really feel about Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land”. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
You Can Observe A Lot By Watching
“Quantum physics teaches us that the art of observation alters the thing observed. To observe is to disturb. ‘To observe’ is not a passive verb. As a director I have learned that the quality of my observation and attention can determine the outcome of a process. Under the right circumstances the audience’s observation and attentionContinue reading “You Can Observe A Lot By Watching”
If You Have To Ask What Jazz Is
This weekend consisted of a significant milestone in my life, the end of a very old chapter. The equivalent of swimming in the ocean with weights around my ankles, and finally getting back to shore — where I proceeded to tear those bastards off and chuck them into the nearest firepit, cheering, I am free,Continue reading “If You Have To Ask What Jazz Is”
Open Mic Night
Just a few shots of the music and mayhem that served as my background music, while doing some directing prep at my favorite venue. Getting closer to their knowing my name and my order on sight, but not quite there yet. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Art Votre Service
“Art serves us best precisely at that point where it can shift our sense of what is possible, when we know more than we knew before, when we feel we have — by some manner of a leap — encountered the truth. That, by the logic of art, is always worth the pain.” T.S. EliotContinue reading “Art Votre Service”
She Will Not Be Ignored
Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
The Pedro Zone
I’m almost reluctant to advertise this as it was so cool to be one of three people in the audience – but that wouldn’t be very sportsmanlike. Pedro’s song hour at Berkley Coffee. Super chill vibe, just an hour of letting whatever music might happen, happen. Thanks for the fantastic ambiance as I continue toContinue reading “The Pedro Zone”
Set Design: The Terrifying Beginning
“Many young directors make the big mistake of assuming that directing is about being in control, telling others what to do, having ideas and getting what you ask for. I do not believe that these abilities are the qualities that make a good director or exciting theatre. Directing is about feeling, about being in theContinue reading “Set Design: The Terrifying Beginning”
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
“Over the years I have developed and employed a variety of such coping mechanisms, mostly focusing around a philosophy I call, “Live Because.” “Live Because” is in contrast to what I’ve termed “Live Despite,” which is the idea that people can live rich, full lives in spite of their physical or emotional barriers. “Live Because”Continue reading “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”