3
Apr

21st Century Director

I wrote this before I went to Michigan, but it didn’t post correctly. If you’re curious how I was feeling about Skype directing after a couple weeks of it, here’s your answer. I’ll post a reflection with a broader view of the process soon. Directing via Skype has been quite a learning experience. The first […]

25
Mar

Richard’s To-Do List

A couple of years ago, when I was reading Richard III in preparation to write a proposal for directing it at Pigeon Creek Shakespeare, one thing I struggled with was how to help the audience understand the sequence of people standing between Richard and the throne. A lot of people have to die for him […]

24
Mar

Richard III at Pigeon Creek Shakespeare

Richard III, at Pigeon Creek Shakespeare, started with the idea that all violence is misogyny, and the question, “What if all the curses of the grieving women had real, literal power?” Magical realism Shakespeare! Through exploring those questions, we found how terrible a character could be, and how kind a cast could be. Although I […]

23
Feb

From a Distance

I’m excited to join my friends at the Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company once again, this time for Richard III. Except that I won’t exactly be joining them for a while. I don’t have a place to stay in Grand Rapids for the full rehearsal period. It’s my own fault for bringing my entourage with me […]

Pigeon Creek 2019 Season Announcement

Last night, Pigeon Creek announced its 2019 season, so I can finally say, officially, I’m going to direct┬áRichard III! Check out the video for the rest of their season. Real talk: I actually considered taking the audio of the response after Katherine said my name (around 1:50) and making it into a ringtone. A girl […]