Sandcastle Building: Houston, We Have a Production

Our ticketing site is set up, and the publicity launch began yesterday on the socials. I guess this virtual theatre concoction of mine really has to happen now. Although it would be super funny in that Andy Kaufman way if people showed up to the online event and there was just a photo of myContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Houston, We Have a Production”

Sandcastle Building: Don’t Underestimate the Force

This post has been a long time drafting. Not that it’s going to be very long, it’s more that the show has taken on some degree of substantive form, which means it has mass, and it’s accelerating, which means it has force, which means I haven’t set aside much time this past week to continueContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Don’t Underestimate the Force”

Sandcastle Building: Temperature Check

Every once in awhile, I like to do a quick self-scan and see how I’m emotionally handling the inevitable twists and turns of my creative projects. Directing a theatrical piece is no exception. It may actually be the rule. Today seemed like a good day for such a check. I think it’s safe to say,Continue reading “Sandcastle Building: Temperature Check”

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.

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”

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”

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”

Where Ideas Come From

Picture if you will, a cold winter day in the Detroit area. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, vaccines still a vague concept, businesses still operating with restrictions, groceries being delivered to homes with near reckless abandon. The camera soars across the metro Detroit grid and swoops down into a nondescript suburb, then throughContinue reading “Where Ideas Come From”

Watch This Space

For the first time in a long while, I put a “watch this space” teaser post onto my social media account about an upcoming theatrical production that I will be directing. And I suppose it’s only fair to warn my blogosphere connections as well, that thespian geekery, nerditude, and wonkiness is likely to interrupt myContinue reading “Watch This Space”

The Great Gray Midpoint

Even winter — the hardest season, the most implacable — dreams, as February creeps on, of the flame that will presently melt it away. Everything tires with time, and starts to seek some opposition, to save it from itself. Clive Barker Never been much of a fan of calendar months dictating behavior. I don’t makeContinue reading “The Great Gray Midpoint”