Movement: A new direction

The best part of my day these days is welcoming actors to the Silk Moth Stage for rehearsals of Give Us Good. Working on a world premiere is exciting (Pam Mandigo’s script is such a gift)! Directing for this immersive, flexible, wild space gives me goosebumps. Creating with familiar and new-to-me actors is a joy. […]

5
Aug

Every Brilliant Thing at Silk Moth Stage

I’m so excited that we’re opening Every Brilliant Thing at Silk Moth Stage tomorrow! I’m producing it, and last night, I got to watch the run, including the live pre-show music by Azalea Twining. I am so thrilled with the work Katie Downing (performer) and MaryBeth Killian (director) have done on this project. For those […]

30
Jul

Merry Wives of Windsor at Quill Theatre

Can we just be honest for a minute? Doing my first play back after the pandemic shut-down was terrifying. I thought that my first show back would be a play I’ve been thinking about for a few years, at a company I have worked with a bunch, with actors I know and trust. My actual […]

30
May

Agecroft!

We moved our rehearsals over to Agecroft Hall and Gardens, where we’ll be performing, this past week. Even though working outdoors has been challenging (to say the least—a windstorm took out our sound tent and knocked over the walls!), it’s also an absolutely magical place. Anne Kenny-Urban, the executive director of Agecroft, took us on […]

17
Feb

Auditions for Merry Wives

It’s been a long time, and I can hardly wrap my mind around the fact that it’s happening, but… I’m directing Merry Wives of Windsor at Quill Theatre for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival! We’ll be performing in the gardens at Agecroft Hall. This is going to be super fun! I know not everyone loves Merry […]

20
Nov

Zoom will have Zoom

Tomorrow night, the online production of Measure for Measure that I put together with the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will be available on their YouTube channel. You can check out the event here. I’m excited to have finally had the chance to dig into this text with actors. I think I proposed it a year […]

29
Aug

Zooming Theater

We had the world premiere of Sperm Donor Wanted last night. It was really fun. Because we had attended various live online theater events where an actor’s mic dropped in the middle of the show or the stream cut out for somebody, we decided to pre-record the show the night before. We premiered it on […]

24
Aug

Anniversary

Today is the one-year anniversary of one of my favorite days of my whole life. We did Antony and Cleopatra at the Rose. It was the culmination of a journey I had been on since I directed my first production of that play, sixteen years earlier. Although it was a good production, it didn’t match […]

19
Aug

Sperm Donor Wanted: Play Announcement

Directing again, and it feels so good. I’m directing a play reading of Sperm Donor Wanted, by Pittsburgh genius TJ Young. Working with a living playwright is so fun. Shakespeare can’t hear me complain when he gives me a hard problem to solve, but TJ is right there, chuckling in the background. The story is […]

20
Mar

The Empty (Virtual) Space

Like many theater artists, I’m finding myself at loose ends, with a project more or less dissolving in my hands, getting less likely with each news break. Future projects are getting less certain as well. I’m trying to look on the sunny side; while I’m mourning the projects that might not happen or might be […]