Phone Etiquette and a Changing World

As usual, I’m about a week late to the conversation via blogging, although I’ve read much and commented a little on two incidents involving phones in the theatre and poor audience etiquette. For those few who are unfamiliar, there’s two stories: 1. Nick Silvestri, a 19-year-old, plugged his phone into a realistic but non-working outlet […]

I was a #SeaThtr Traitor this weekend

On Thursday, June 11th, I left Seattle to fly down to Los Angeles to check out the Hollywood Fringe Festival. My solo performance, “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn,” might get a third shot at performance in Seattle this November, and I’d like to take it on tour next year, so I need to get a […]

I hosted a #HowlRound!

So last week, HowlRound hosted a great Twitter discussion (under #HowlRound) about rape culture in theatre, which was a great juxtaposition with the previous day’s Twitter convo about feminism in Seattle’s art scene. Someone in the #RapeCulture #HowlRound mentioned #DisabilityRights, which got me thinking – we really don’t talk enough about disability rights when we […]

I Name-Dropped Aphra Behn 3 Times in 2 Days

As the title suggests, it was a great couple of days for women in theatre. Yesterday, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture hosted a Twitter conversation under the hashtag #SeaArtsFeminism. We didn’t come to any conclusions about how to get more women in leadership roles in the arts, but so many people were involved […]

Yet Another Example of Failure in Theatre Education

So there’s this ridiculous, incomplete list going around (and getting heavily criticized) called “25 Most Important Plays Every Actor Should Read.” It’s at Now, much of the criticism I’ve seen has to do with how few women and POC writers made the list. Also, the weird choice of “Richard III” as the top Shakespeare, […]

New Play Exchange Launches Tomorrow, Plus Small Personal Update

I’ve said it before – I’m a huge proponent of new plays. Since 2011, I’ve been lucky enough to spend at least 90% of my theatre time in any given year devoted to developing new plays. While I think it is endlessly important to understand our theatre history and continue to read old plays, I […]

Balagan Theatre is Closing After 8 Years

I wish I had something pithy to say about Balagan’s shut-down, but I really don’t. Quoth the NY Times Blog: “Balagan’s board president, Jim Griffin, said in a statement released Friday that unspecified “financial setbacks were encountered as the theater pushed to grow, while not having a permanent home for operations.” Balagan, which began producing […]