They say that the whole "right-brained" and "left-brained" talk is a myth. Our brain hemispheres aren't a pair of quarreling twins--one who did the sensible thing by going to business school and the other, a dream-follower who dropped out of college to cover canvases in paint and notebooks in poetry. Humans seem to love to … Continue reading Countdown to a Website Makeover
Sometimes, when I'm directing a show or teaching a class, the notes I write down as direction, thoughts, and feedback can sound like a poem. Here's an amalgamation of my recent in-class/in-rehearsal musings that sound like a little poem to me. Embrace reality open up create the boat Speak up we had chances to … Continue reading More Improv Notes as Poetry
The only way to get something out of your head is to art it out draw out the image paint out the dream write out the story poem out the feelings then you can go on about your day when a creative force strikes, it’s not always something pretty and fun sometimes it is the … Continue reading art it out
Then, there are those dreams when you see your sister and she's still alive and you sit across the table from her and you want to explain to her that the reason you're wearing her earrings is because it was a way to have her with you. But here she is— she's across the table … Continue reading Earrings
I got a hold of some of the most delightful improvisers in the Atlanta area and then I made them hang out with me for two months straight--watching, reading, playing, and studying Shakespeare. These people are smart, funny, and good. And so is this show. Shakespeare, Unscripted is a fully improvised play in the style … Continue reading Shakespeare, Unscripted opens this Saturday!
I'm in this new show, and I'd love for you to see it! One improviser. Two actors doing different plays. Three fascinating acts. You don’t know your lines. Or you do, but everyone else seems to be doing a different play. It’s the Actor’s Worst Nightmare. Two actors performing from different plays and one improviser … Continue reading Actor’s Worst Nightmare
As one gets older, it is widely believed that one gets accustomed to getting older. I suppose that’s true to an extent. A small extent. For getting older is not the same as riding a bike or learning another such skill. Every time you get older, you’re in new territory. Every time you have a … Continue reading Where You Were and Where You Are