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”

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)”

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”

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”

Making Our Faces As We Go Along

I want to grow old without facelifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I’ve made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you’d never complete your life, would you? You’d never wholly know you. Marilyn Monroe As I grow older,Continue reading “Making Our Faces As We Go Along”

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”