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Hi, my name is Nicol. I currently live in Seattle, WA, and have for the past 3 1/2 years. I’m looking at graduate schools that offer an MFA in Directing (stage) — CalArts (Valencia, CA) and Birkbeck (London, UK) being my top two, and so far the only two I really want to apply for.

The purpose of this blog is to officially share my thoughts on theatre with the world. In order to keep my director’s brain running, it helps a lot to see and critique other theatre productions. This also gives me an opportunity to help spread the word of small theatre companies in the area, who, I have found, produce much better art than the larger houses, despite the distinct lack of funding.

I shall, of course, also muse about various theatre issues that seem to pop up in the US, and, if I move to London, the UK as well. I don’t think I’m going to single-handedly solve the Theatre Problem in the Western World with my writing, but I do hope to get other people thinking about what we can do to make stage productions more interesting, and not just seem like the less interesting great-grandfather of the cinema, or something you have to do to seem “cultured.” Something like that.


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