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!
Every artist is familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of being too far away from creative projects for too long; I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t find something soon enough down south. But, boy, I sure did arrive in Atlanta at the right time. Right about the time we moved down here, I met … Continue reading This post has one title; I have two.
You cannot move your audience unless you are moved.
The other day, I was on my way to teach or direct and was planning on focusing on character wants that day. I had accidentally left my "bag of wants" at home, so I had to create more wants on slips of paper for my actors to draw out of a hat later for their … Continue reading I am one of the crazy people on the train.
Today I was paging through my notes from directing and coaching improvisational theatre. Here are some phrases that stood out to me. Perhaps one could apply them to more than improv.... Stay Connected Be Affected trust that we can just be birds Be either off or on--not in between. Be REAL. If it doesn't matter … Continue reading Trust that we can just be birds.
What if They Held a Peace Rally and Nobody Came? is the delightful sketch show I’m directing as part of Joe Janes’ 365 Sketches Project. WNEP is co-producing all 365 sketches–and it’s happening right now! Pretty exciting stuff, if you ask me. Please come check out any of the remaining 26 performances. But of course … Continue reading Please come to the opening and the closing!
Sometimes I don't feel like I'm doing enough as an artist. Okay, so I am aware that I can oft be a wee hard on myself. Because of that, I figured I'd sit down and list out what really is going on. You know, to find out if I really have something to worry about … Continue reading So what am I doing?
What if They Held a Peace Rally and Nobody Came? is the delightful sketch show I'm directing as part of Joe Janes' 365 Sketches Project. All 365 sketches are being produced right here in Chicago in June. Pretty exciting stuff, if you ask me. Please come check out any or all of the different 26 … Continue reading What if They Held a Peace Rally and Nobody Came?
My friend and colleague, Mr. Joe Janes had this crazy idea where he'd write a sketch a day for 365 days. Well, he did it! I'm happy to be one of the directors for this project. Each director has two weeks worth of sketches and will have one performance each. All of the shows will … Continue reading 365 Sketches ~ AUDITIONS!
The sketch show I'm directing opens June 6 and runs every Friday until June 27th! Tickets are just $10 (or $8 in advance). Seating is limited, so advance tickets are HIGHLY recommended! If you want advance tickets, just contact yours truly! Ooo! And every night, there will be prizes! But you can only win something … Continue reading “Note for Note” runs Fridays in June!