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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Another Band-Aid Offered to the Debt Ceiling, Arts Charities Beginning to Suffer

Today, the GOP proposed a temporary debt ceiling increase. Their proposal, which extends the debt ceiling for 6 weeks to begin negotiations about the federal budget, comes with some serious restrictions – namely, the proposal would ban the Treasury Department from using extraordinary measures to avoid default. So that’s kind of extreme. Democrats, and the […]

Obama Calls for an End to the Shutdown

Today, Obama  called for Boehner to end the government shutdown so Congress could finish discussions about the debt ceiling and the budget. While there’s been no response from the Tea Party, this could signal the beginning of the end of the government shutdown. Unfortunately, it is not actually the end. Fortunately, several organizations – from […]

All Quiet on the Western Front. And the Eastern, Apparently

As we go into week 2 of the government shutdown, the most immediate damage that could have been done has been done, especially in the arts sector. As I’m on the West Coast, there’s very little happening on my end. Seattle is surrounded by national parks, which of course are all closed, but since I’m […]