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Never Fall in Love With A Writer: A Writer’s Assessment.

July 10, 2013

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I’m not one for fiddling with the text of a play while it’s being rehearsed. Feedback from actors and directors is a valuable part of the writing process, but, at some point, the script has to be set in stone, and the production team left to make it work as written. Otherwise, it becomes far […]

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: Opens Tonight!

June 20, 2013

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It’s the big night, at long last! It should hold almost as many surprises for me as you. Have you seen the awesome poster yet? The photograph was taken by Mauricio Ortiz. The poster was designed by Jay Lutes. So why do I expect to be surprised tonight? I haven’t look at the script in […]

Never Fall in Love With a Writer: Capturing the Promise of Theatre in Video

June 18, 2013

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Work took me to Vancouver. Then, fun took me to Vegas! Meanwhile, the opening night of “Never Fall in Love with a Writer” moved ever closer. While I was gone, Wayne released the promotional video for the show. Created by Keir MacDonald, I think it’s an excellent promotional video for a piece of theatre. I like it because […]

Never Fall in Love with A Writer: A Song to Call Our Own.

May 28, 2013

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I've been paid for my writing, but I don't think my writing has ever been the catalyst for someone else's creative work. Until now!

Never Fall in Love with a Writer: A Lesson Learned.

April 30, 2013

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The rehearsal process for “Never Fall in Love with a Writer” is well underway. Wayne and Jen made an important discovery last week. Like many discoveries, it started with a mistake. Wayne writes, During this rehearsal, I made a mistake. Trying to unravel some problems between character transitions, I began to give Jen movement instructions. […]

Never Fall in Love With a Writer: Ready for Incarnation

April 10, 2013

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The notion that God-the-son became human — that divinity became flesh — is one of the most important doctrines of the Christian faith. At Sunday school, growing up, I don’t recall having any particular fascination with this mystery, which is sometimes characterized as the “word becoming flesh,” but it is with this mystery that I […]

A New Play: Cheshire and Kat, Lovers In A Dangerous Time.

December 30, 2011

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I’m not sure why but, all of a sudden, a couple of weeks ago I decided it was high time to tie up some of my creative loose ends. Accordingly, I made the final push on Cheshire and Kat: Lovers In A Dangerous Time.  As I worked on the last few scenes, I discovered that […]

The Conventions of Theatre, the Aesthetic, and Living.

July 3, 2011

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In theatre, it seems to me, much of the craft exists to overcome the obstacles created by the conventions of theatre itself. No, we are not in a darkened black box watching a rehearsed performance by one or more actors; we are, we all hope and pretend, somewhere else very different. Even meta-theatrical antics that […]

My Post For A Social Media Success Story: #2amt

June 6, 2011

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I wrote a post for the the good folks at 2AMt. It starts like this: I’m not sure who coined the expression “boob tube” but its implication has always been clear to me: people who watch TV are boobs, simpletons, and lack common sense. Even as a kid, I never really understood this characterization of […]

Cheshire and Kat: Stay on Target, Stay on Target!

April 20, 2010

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For those of you following along at home, here is Act 3 of Cheshire and Kat: Lovers In A Dangerous Time. To read ACT 3, click here. The fourth act has been a tough slog but the burden of serialization has worked. I’ve made good progress and I managed to carve out the shape of […]

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