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When I was a boy....

I’ve been working on my show about T-Gurls, and issues of gender keep rising to the surface of my brain. I wrote this today in my writing workshop. 695 more words

Mr. Anthony (scenery)

c = comedy, t = tragedy, tc = tragicomedy
s = backshutters, w = wings, r = relieves

Restoration Theatre

Separated by a Common Language

She says something to me and her face looks kind.  She’s trying to help me – us – though we didn’t seek it.  But I don’t quite understand and without realizing it I just smile and nod and back up a bit.   1,039 more words


I Will Direct *THAT* Show - On Directing Next to Normal (Part 1)

This is the first entry in a series I am doing on my work directing Porch Light Productions Next to Normal. The show opens June 20th at Porch Light Theater in Glen Rock, New Jersey.  836 more words


Communication Station: Dramaturgy

First off, you might as what is dramaturgy? Well, dramaturgy simply means that it views that social life as essentially a theatrical performance, or metaphor. It is mainly a variant of symbolic interactionism. 451 more words

The Truck as an 'Offstage Character'

Excerpted from Toni Morrison’s introduction to The Piano Lesson

“This truck full of watermelons is not just the play’s mobility–it is also a kind of offstage character with its own colorful personality and multiple roles. 238 more words

August Wilson

The value of staged readings vs static readings

Last night we opened the Left Out Festival with a staged reading of Michelle Ramoni’s play “No River Between Us”. The play was beautifully written, directed and cast (I get to play the plum role of Bonnie, too. 284 more words