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
When I uploaded the first episode of Artist Soapbox on September 1, I didn't know what to expect. Now, five weeks later, the podcast has built increasing momentum and has the potential to soar. With minimal advertising (some Facebook posting), Artist Soapbox already has 200 unique listeners which has translated to hundreds of downloaded episodes. I believe… Continue reading The launch
Announcements like bursts of confetti for you. #1: [Not exactly an announcement -- I just need tooth-courage STAT.] I gotta get my wisdom teeth removed in October, and I'm scared of the sedation. Cuz I like to control when I go unconscious, and I don't like to wake up bloody. I'm not alone in that, right? #2:… Continue reading Teeth extraction, boot-strapping, social media-mania and other announcements
Welcome to my learning curve! Ten days ago, I launched my first ever interview podcast via the Artist Soapbox. Today, I published my first solo podcast! WOOT. In the solo episode, I discuss three ways to support a creative process (based on my conversation with Mara Thomas in Episode 001) and I answer FAQs about Artist… Continue reading Going solo: a bumpy ride
ARTIST SOAPBOX has been launched! Wheeee! BIG NEW THING: I recorded a podcast, and I'm so excited that I couldn't wait to share it. Seriously, I am SO excited. It took me an embarrassing number of hours to edit and put the first darn thing online, but I did it. It ain't perfect, but that's… Continue reading I podcasted, and I liked it.
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
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…
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
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?
Seven months ago, I had a(nother) baby. So, I'm a mother of two now. Mind boggling. Since I haven't posted in a year, I thought I'd take a quick minute to post an update while the baby naps and before I pick up the seven year old from school. Parenting, yes. My sweet spouse and… Continue reading Spring time update