L. Nicol Cabe

Stage Director, Dramaturge, Acting Coach, Theatre Teacher, and general Artist

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 …

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One week and two days!

Here’s some updated info on “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn”: All shows will be at the Northwest Film Forum, room 2! OFFICIAL DATES/TIMES! Thursday, September 18th: 6:30 PM Friday, September 19th: 9:30 PM Saturday, September 20th: 6 PM Sunday, September 21st: 4 PM All tickets $10. You can join my Facebook invite if you want. …

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3 Weeks Until Seattle Fringe Fest!

As of today, we are 3 weeks away from the opening night party for Seattle Fringe Fest. I have one page of script left to memorize, but as I’ve been going I’ve made some edits (couldn’t help it I swear), so I need to re-type it and send it to my lovely sound/light person. ALSO …

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Artistic Freedom Vs. Artistic Responsibility Forum – Neutral is as Neutral Does

About a week ago, on Monday, August 19th, I attended a forum for theatre artists, other artists, and the community called the Forum for Artistic Freedom vs. Artistic Responsibility. There’s lots of good write-ups about the discussion, including: Mikado, yellowface debate at Seattle Repertory Theatre forum All the coverage of “Mikado, yellowface” in the news …

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Infinite Expectation of an Update

I wish I had more to say about the work I’m doing on “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn” – my solo performance that, I am so lucky, is premiering at the Seattle Fringe Festival this year – but the thing about working hard on a show is all the energy goes into the work. Reflection …

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When Supercomputers Make Your Food

There’s a lot of things I geek out about aside from theatre, and two of my favorites are science and food. Man, I love food. Seriously. I recently directed a short play that involved a fantastical order from Taco Bell – peanut butter nutella banana tacos with chicken, jalapenos, and barbeque sauce. Deep-fried. I can …

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized

I gave myself the month of June to make final edits to my solo performance, “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn.” And I did. And now it’s July and just in time for Independence Day, I get to quit that part of the process and move on. Yay! (I also pulled out numerous eyebrow hairs and …

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Time for the Seattle Fringe Fest posts to start

I’m sure the 10 or so of you that read this already know, but on Monday, May 12th, I went to the Seattle Fringe Festival party to see who the lucky artists were that would get to participate in this year’s event, and lo and behold, my name was drawn. I mean, I’d entered my …

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Week Round-Up of Director’s Lab West 2014

You know how I said I would do daily write-ups of my experiences at Director’s Lab West? There’s something about 12-hour days that makes that easy to punk out on. Anyway, here’s the roundup, based on my notes taken in a notebook provided by DLW. Swag! We got swag for the 15th anniversary. Yeah! 5/18/14 …

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Director’s Lab West, Fifteenth Anniversary Edition: Day One

Since I haven’t been too active on my blog for awhile, and I’m actually doing something really interesting and different for me, I thought I’d try to do daily write-ups for DLW this year. Problem is, several nights I will be back to my lodging somewhere between 11 and midnight. Oh well. The first day …

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