Underneath the Lintel at Silk Moth Stage

One interesting thing about this phase in my career is that I’ve been doing this for a long enough time that when I go back to something, there’s a lot of change to notice and reflect on. I’ve been working on Underneath the Lintel this spring at Silk Moth Stage. It’s a one-person show, with […]


Measure for Measure at Pigeon Creek Shakespeare: Remount!

I’m back in my second-favorite state for a quick remount of Pigeon Creek Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. We initially did this production last fall, for a short run at the Sauk, in Jonesville, MI, and now we’re getting the band (mostly) back together for a couple performances at Muskegon Community College and in the Harris […]


Glassheart at Bridgewater College Theatre

I was happy to be invited back to Bridgewater College Theatre for their spring show. Last year, I did A Bold Stroke for a Wife there, which was a great deal of fun. One of the few things about Bold Stroke that was kind of awful was that we struggled to cast it. The show […]


Pages for Stages: Jalissa Fulton

I’m so excited to share the first of our Stages of Pages for Stages project (not sure what that is? Read the intro). The first actor brave enough to share her page is Jalissa Fulton. Huge thanks to her, and to the Anthropologists, the theater devising the show we talked about. The Actor Jalissa Fulton […]


Stages of Pages for Stages

I’m about to start a new project over here, and I’m pretty excited about it. Recently, I was working on Measure for Measure at the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company. One evening in rehearsal, I was talking to an actor and happened to glance down at their script. What I saw was fascinating—colors, notes, scribbles, arrows. […]


Wonder of Our Stage at Silk Moth Stage

Having the opportunity to stage a world premiere is always a gift. I’ve been lucky enough to direct workshop productions of two Pam Mandigo plays (Washed, Give Us Good), and one by TJ Young (Sperm Donor Wanted). At Silk Moth Stage, we’ve now produced two world premieres, and we’re only in our second season. When […]


Healing Powers

Come spiritCome charmCome days that are warmCome magical spellCome help him get well If you’re a former theater kid who now has a both favorite kind of ibuprofen and a favorite Taylor Swift song, you probably recognize these words. They’re the ritual created in the last scene of the musical Secret Garden, where the children […]


Give Us Good at Silk Moth Stage

We ended Silk Moth Stage‘s 2022 season in mid-September, with Give Us Good by Pam Mandigo. I haven’t posted about it yet because it’s hard to find the words. I have rarely had the experience of seeing what I dreamed become reality in such a complete way. The only other time that comes close was […]



It might seem like I’ve been quiet over here, but it’s because I have been going all over the place filling up on plays. After the Long Intermission, I am saying “Yes, and!” to any play I can reasonably manage to get to. Between October 15 and November 13, I saw twelve plays (14 if […]