Browsing All posts tagged under »theatre«

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

July 10, 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

The Conventions of Theatre, the Aesthetic, and Living.

July 3, 2011


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 […]


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