L. Nicol Cabe

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

Because You Needed Me To Weigh In On “Seven Ways to Get There”

March 4th: The Stranger publishes a review of an ACTLab co-production called “Seven Ways to Get There,” developed by local Aegis Living CEO Dwayne Clark about his experiences in group therapy. He said, in The Stranger article, that he wanted to create a theatre piece that would show his fellow male CEOs that they should be …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 ActingLondon.co.uk. 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, …

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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 …

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“Infinite Expectation of the Dawn” Remounted in 2015

I submitted “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn” to Theatre Off Jackson’s Solo Performance Festival 2015 (SPF for short), and I was accepted! While the festival itself has a different format than many festivals – it spans several months of the year – I will be performing Tuesday/Wednesday for the last week of March and the …

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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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