L. Nicol Cabe

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

I was a #SeaThtr Traitor this weekend

On Thursday, June 11th, I left Seattle to fly down to Los Angeles to check out the Hollywood Fringe Festival. My solo performance, “Infinite Expectation of the Dawn,” might get a third shot at performance in Seattle this November, and I’d like to take it on tour next year, so I need to get a …

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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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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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“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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A Couple of Articles on Artistry’s Alleged Collapse

I’ve found, throughout my professional career in theatre, that there’s consistent hysteria about the collapse and theatre and the arts. Venues are more expensive, no one goes to see plays anymore, etc. The latest survey from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) shows that there’s been a drop in attendance at arts venues. According …

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Digital and Analog

I’ve mentioned before that I’m a nerd, both for theatre and video games. I kind of love technology and think it’s amazing, but my craft is in theatre. I’m not a stage technician or engineer of any sort, either – I’m a director and dramaturg, with occasional forays into writing and acting. That’s pretty analog …

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Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America Conference Live Steaming!

Thank you thank you HowlRound, for live streaming a couple of things from the LMDA conference in Vancouver. It’s tantalizingly close to where I live, and it hurts that I can’t go. But I get to see two of the events! Yay! Speaking of Change — a conference keynote livestreaming on Thursday, June 27 at 8pm PDT (Vancouver) …

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Another new Seattle venue, and this one is EVEN AWESOMER

More awesome? I actually prefer “awesomer.” Go fig. SO THE VENUE. The Pocket Theater. Soon-to-be 20-30 seat venue somewhere in the Ballard/Fremont/Queen Anne area with the aim to be open this October, which is pretty ambitious since they just launched their Kickstarter to raise money. But you should totally donate to this project. Why? Because …

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It has a name!

Transmedia storytelling!  “Transmedia storytelling (also known as transmedia narrative or multiplatform storytelling) is the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies, and is not to be confused with traditional cross-platform media franchises,[1] sequels or adaptations.” Beautiful. I love it. I want to do it. Thank you, Robert Matney, for your HowlRound article “Hacking …

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Ze Frank Says Ze Right Things

I’m a little behind on the internet memes, so I’m finally, after about 7 years, discovering Ze Frank. Here’s my two favorite so far – probably because I’m reading “Around the Writer’s Block” by Rosanne Bane.

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