One of the less visible aspects of preparing a stageplay is the number of times a director reads the script in advance. Over the past several months of preparing for “Flung”, I have been reading. One for pleasure, two for critique, three for story, four for arcs. Five, six, seven, and eight for production dilemmasContinue reading “I Often Repeat Repeat Myself”
Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
I’ve never quite been able to master the art of script analysis without some kind of music in the background. The experience is even better when live musicians provide said melodious ambiance. My thanks to the folks who braved the cold and snow flurries to perform at tonight’s Open Stage at Berkley Coffee, and helpedContinue reading “Tonight’s Entertainment”
Another day another chai. Oh, and phenomenal music at a phenomenal venue. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
Come on, Farkle. Tell us how you really feel about Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land”. Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.
“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”
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”
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 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”