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

Parenting, Theatre

Project: Mother of the Year

If you live in the Triangle Area of North Carolina and you identify yourself as a mother, then I have a request for you. I’m gathering creative fodder for a new project, and I’d love to have your contributions. This project, tentatively titled MOTHER OF THE YEAR, has no shape or performance date, or anything… Continue reading Project: Mother of the Year

Parenting, Theatre

A mom who…

There are a lot of gifts that accompany a show opening. Everything has come together and is soaring. It's a celebratory time. The New Colossus has opened! The cast, the direction, the design, the stage management are all amazing. Hurrah! For me, one of the gifts of TNC's opening weekend, is a more personal one. And… Continue reading A mom who…

Theatre

On the brink of taking flight

This is the second of a short series of posts about my upcoming play, The New Colossus. (Here's the first.) In the spirit of gratitude and reflection,  I'm considering some of what it took to stage this sucker (from a playwright's perspective). We open this week! Generally, plays require an enormous amount of collaborative and collective… Continue reading On the brink of taking flight

Theatre

What’s the deal with the seagull?

This is the first of a few posts that I'm writing about my upcoming play, The New Colossus. Opening on May 19th! A tiny bit about The Seagull: Anton Chekhov wrote The Seagull in 1895, and it was performed a year later in Petersburg. In 1909, the play was translated from Russian to English. During the… Continue reading What’s the deal with the seagull?