PLAYWRIGHTS AND THE STATE OF PERPETUAL HOPE

  If you clicked on this title, you know what I’m talking about. It’s the thing that makes us obsessively check our email because, at any moment, an acceptance could arrive—and what if we don’t see it immediately? The thing that makes us cough up fees—maybe even against our better judgment—because that opportunity could lead to […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE JUNE/PART TWO

(Click here to read other posts in this series)   Gratitude journals and their more public cousins—gratitude Facebook posts—have become mindful ways to connect with what is good in our lives. I’ve never done one, but it occurred to me a while back that doing a 365 Grateful for playwriting might illuminate a year’s worth of […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE MAY/PART TWO

(Click here to read other posts in this series)   Gratitude journals and their more public cousins—gratitude Facebook posts—have become mindful ways to connect with what is good in our lives. I’ve never done one, but it occurred to me a while back that doing a 365 Grateful for playwriting might illuminate a year’s worth of […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE/FEBRUARY PART ONE

  (Click here to read other posts in this series)   Gratitude journals and their more public cousins—gratitude Facebook posts—have become mindful ways to connect with what is good in our lives. I’ve never done one, but it occurred to me a while back that doing a 365 Grateful for playwriting might illuminate a year’s worth […]

#365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE/JANUARY PART TWO

  (Click to read #365GRATEFULPLAYWRIGHT: A YEAR OF WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTHWHILE/JANUARY PART ONE)   Gratitude journals and their more public cousins—gratitude Facebook posts—have become mindful ways to connect with what is good in our lives. I’ve never done one, but it occurred to me a while back that doing a 365 Grateful for […]

RIPP #5: JENNY LARSON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SALVAGE VANGUARD

   For an explanation of RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, click here.   Just back from a great weekend at the Shaw Festival, where I discovered a new restaurant—Rest—which has an extensive wine list that is all local. I don’t know of another restaurant in the area, in Canada or stateside that can boast […]

Educating a new generation of theatergoers

I write a regular theater column for Buffalo Spree magazine. In my latest, I talk to professors about their efforts to to bring theater into the classroom and to bring students out to the theater. Last month, I visited students at D’Youville College to discuss my play, SEEDS, which had recently opened at Road Less […]

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Insight for Playwrights interview

Today, the August 2012 issue of Insight for Playwrights came out, featuring a longer version of this interview: http://stageways.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/interview-donna-hoke/ I was also asked yesterday to participate in a very cool project for the 2013-2014 theater season. In celebration of Road Less Traveled’s 10th season, the theater is compiling an anthology of ten-minute plays by local […]

A.R. Gurney: A playwright to call our own

If you know Albert Ramsdell Gurney from his days at the Nichols School in Buffalo, you call him Peter, a name he says his mother “picked out of a hat” because Bert and Al were already taken by his father and an uncle. If you became his friend during or after his time at Williams […]