L. Nicol Cabe

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

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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Oh wait, what? I have a blog. That’s right, I remember now.

Since I posted in March about my excitement to go to Director’s Lab West 2014, I have remained quiet. What’s that crap about? Seriously. Well, the big note is depression. Until this past Monday, I had no theatre plans after DLW, and that always makes me antsy. Once “Mr. Pim Passes By” opened in January, …

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I’M GOING TO DIRECTOR’S LAB WEST, BEYOTCH

I know I haven’t posted in awhile. Mainly, I’ve been fighting career-related depression (and some other kinds of depression. Yay!). I’d like to say I haven’t posted due to being busy, but that isn’t entirely true. But now I have something to write about! I got accepted to Director’s Lab West 2014! It’s their 15th …

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“Turn Off the Derp” Makes Broadway’s Worst History

Let’s all heave a huge sigh of relief – “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will close in the first week of January 2014. I am considering throwing a party to celebrate the end of a show that has been more cursed than MacBeth, and which has left a dark stain on theatre history. Not only …

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The best website ever.

The internet has brought me cats, video games, social media, the television of my youth, Neil de Grasse Tyson, and some of the most ridiculous memes that I have ever seen. But today, through the infamous Tumblr #WhatShouldWeCallPlaywrights, I discovered 500Letters.org. Once we have all used it to generate our artist statements, I think the …

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The Virtual Version of the National Innovation Summit for Arts + Culture

This past week, I was in virtual attendance at three of the six sessions at the National Innovation Summit for Arts + Culture. A lot happened at the actual, physical gathering I’m sure, but those of us who attended the summit through the powers of the internet had quite a lively time, as well. I …

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