That’swhatgotredactedofwhatshesaid

The last time I blogged, it was to proclaim that Seattle has less of a problem supporting female theatre artists than other cities. That was five months ago. I recently had that theory slapped back in my face with a great little 70 minute solo piece called That’swhatshesaid.  The show, conceptualized by my friendly acquaintance Erin […]

Phone Etiquette and a Changing World

As usual, I’m about a week late to the conversation via blogging, although I’ve read much and commented a little on two incidents involving phones in the theatre and poor audience etiquette. For those few who are unfamiliar, there’s two stories: 1. Nick Silvestri, a 19-year-old, plugged his phone into a realistic but non-working outlet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]