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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our first review of “Rosemary” is, well, thought-provoking for the wrong reasons

This past Thursday, RiOT [productions] opened a new play by Seth Tankus called “Rosemary,” which I directed. It’s a hard play with loud music, abrasive characters, and a tragic ending. It’s not for everyone. As the director of the show, I admit that I am attached to the show. I chose to direct it, so […]

Shout-Out to New, Local Theatre in Seattle

Seattle’s theatres have echoed a common complaint in the last several years – we’re tired of feeling stifled by continuous Shakespeare and Arthur Miller productions. We want to do new work, locally-produced and -created. Fortunately, Seattle theatre artists have caught up very quickly with the request. Theatres like Annex, Washington Ensemble Theatre, and the Satori […]

Running My Fingers Through the Water: Creating a Play from Scratch with Annex’s and Rain City Projects’s SECOND DATE

It’s nearly April, and it’s been over a month since SECOND DATE, a project co-produced by Annex Theatre and Rain City Projects, ended. It’s taken me awhile to get it together to write about this project, but here we go.   Back in December, I mentioned an email I received proposing the SECOND DATE project […]

I’m on a list of Female Directors!

Twitter is kind of an amazing thing, you guys. Through my fellow theatre director/dramaturg/nerd-type, Catherine Blake Smith, I was introduced to Elissa Goetschius, who is fighting the MAAAN, maaan! by creating a list of female directors across the country. Being the social media whore that I am, I immediately contacted her and got myself on her list. […]

Audience Engagement In Theatre Creation

I’ve been sitting on the following articles for a few weeks now. Natalie V. Hall’s #2TweetorNot2Tweet Gwydion Suilebhan’s Theatrical Biodiversity Alex Barron on HowlRound’s  Blog – 13P: Easy to Revere, Tough to Recreate And also some good news for Seattle: building 12th Avenue Arts is well underway, and Capitol Hill’s Pike & Pine St corridor […]