Theatre

Artist Statement

I'm working on a new artist statement for playwriting. This is it so far. Lemme know what you think. ARTIST STATEMENT For nearly twenty years, I have created theatre in the Triangle-area of North Carolina as a playwright, actor, director, and producer. My primary focus is developing new work collaboratively and premiering original theatre in… Continue reading Artist Statement

podcast, Theatre

RESPECT THE WORK on July 8

Friends, I have an event on Sunday at Shadowbox Studio in Durham, NC. See the publicity blurb below, and below that some of the notes that I'm making for the opening remarks. Tickets are still available and if you are local, I'd love to see you there and get your input! Thanks, t PUBLICITY BLURB:… Continue reading RESPECT THE WORK on July 8

podcast, Theatre

The exposure of a solo episode on success

“I'm afraid I can't explain myself, sir. Because I am not myself, you see?” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland NOT YET, anyway.  I'm working on it. I'm preparing a solo podcast episode that will launch on Monday and it's scaring the shit out of me. Episode 029 of Artist Soapbox will begin with "I'm… Continue reading The exposure of a solo episode on success

podcast, Theatre

Refining and defining success: my first talk!

[Scroll down to read an actual excerpt from the talk I'm planning to give] I'm speaking live on April 13 at 9:00 pm, after HONEST PINT’S performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY! THE PRESS & INFO: Tamara Kissane is presenting for HOME BREW, “a series featuring NC artists, writers, musicians, and actors sharing… Continue reading Refining and defining success: my first talk!

Theatre

Serious thanks

Friends, My adaptation of Ibsen's classic play, MASTER BUILDER, opens this week. Here's hoping the snow stays out of North Carolina and doesn't derail our schedule! The incredibly endearing Mara Thomas interviewed me about the writing process for Master Builder, the Artist Soapbox podcast, and various other life topics. I'm grateful for the conversation with… Continue reading Serious thanks

Life

What to do when you hear yourself say, “The holidays can suck it!”

An excerpt from a lengthy out-of-the-blue rant given in the direction of my poor spouse, by me: "THE HOLIDAYS CAN SUCK IT! I have done ZERO shopping. No one is getting ANY presents. I don't care WHAT we eat. We can have peanut butter and jelly FOR ALL I CARE!" To his credit, my spouse… Continue reading What to do when you hear yourself say, “The holidays can suck it!”

podcast

The benefits of comparison

This is Part II of a blogversation on the Artist Soapbox site about comparing ourselves to other artists. Read Part I, by Mara Thomas too. ** Over churros at Cocoa Cinnamon, Mara and I spent some time talking about what she termed “low-frequency comparison.”  Low-frequency comparison is the kind of comparison you use to make… Continue reading The benefits of comparison

podcast

Poll closes on Thursday at 5:03pm

Friends, Take a break? Take a poll. Four questions, anonymous, helpful to 2018 planning. A quick and easy good deed for your day! Artist Soapbox First Inaugural Four Quick Question Poll -- here! Creating a podcast is a little like talking into the void. The relationship can feel one-sided. I'm aiming for a genuine conversation;… Continue reading Poll closes on Thursday at 5:03pm

Life, Parenting

Who understands this kid

My toddler has a motor speech delay. He's been working with an amazing speech therapist for about four months now. My guess is that we'll continue to make that weekly appointment for at least another year. Unless we need to step it up to twice a week which we might need to do. We don't… Continue reading Who understands this kid