“Oedipus” at Balagan Theatre

“Oedipus” is a play created by its ensemble cast and crew, based on two of the plays in Sophocles’ Oedipus Cycle — “Oedipus Rex” and “Oedipus at Colonus.” The group spent somewhere between 4 and 6 months working on the project, beginning last winter. In that respect, it is a really daring show — ensemble […]

This too, too solid flesh is quite plastic

I have become obsessed lately with very physical theatre. It started with the barest mention of Meyerhold’s Biomechanics in a theatre history class. In England, and then at a later internship in Seattle, I started learning about “outside-in” acting, which uses physical expressions of emotions as the basis of internal emotional reaction — the opposite […]

Not because it’s good for you

There’s a fantastic article in this week’s Stranger (a free newspaper here in Seattle) called “Make Art Anyway.” It focuses on MusicianCorps, a national program that is, in Seattle, being sheltered by the Arts Corps (which is based on Kennedy’s Peace Corps, while MusicianCorps was more inspired by Clinton’s AmeriCorps). I’ve done a little teaching […]

This is kind of random, but …

While I consider myself a theatre professional (which is a nicely pretentious term, donchya think?), I also consider myself to be an armchair evolutionary biologist. I am also an atheist, either because of or despite the fact that I am an artist, depending entirely on where you fall in that argument (and since I fall […]