More Improv Notes as Poetry

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

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art it out

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

Where You Were and Where You Are

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

What I’ll miss about living in Chicago

I have lived in Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; Seattle, WA; and Chicago, IL. I’ve been living in Chicago now for seven years. A couple of years ago, I fell in love. I fell in love with a physicist who was in the middle of a three-year research contract at Northwestern. I fell in love with … Continue reading What I’ll miss about living in Chicago

needing and wanting

What I need to do right now figure out how much alcohol we need to order for the wedding reception research moving companies and compare the quotes I've gotten research photo booth companies pack more boxes figure out the garbage/recycling companies in our new neighborhood fill-out the change-of-address form something involving rehearsal dinner something involving … Continue reading needing and wanting