A Sandcastle’s End

Today was good.Today was fun.Tomorrow is another one. Dr. Seuss It’s difficult to say what happened, exactly, that made this latest theatrical journey such a powerful experience. Some have said it’s that we tried something completely out of our comfort zone. But we’ve done that before. Some suggest that it’s the incredible cast, oozing withContinue reading “A Sandcastle’s End”

Sandcastle Building: Hell Week

We open in 4 days. Preview performances tomorrow and Tuesday. I find myself desperately reaching for ways to fine tune it, to get it another inch or two closer to what my mind’s eye can see just around the corner. A little closer to perfect. So many things are going right, and a handful ofContinue reading “Sandcastle Building: Hell Week”

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”

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)”

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”

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”