I Often Repeat Repeat Myself

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”

Tonight’s Entertainment

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”

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”