RIPP #42: MARISSA WOLF, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CROWDED FIRE

  If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From MARISSA WOLF, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CROWDED FIRE   “We recently produced the West Coast Premiere of The Bereaved by Thomas Bradshaw. The first time I read a Thomas Bradshaw play in 2009, I tore […]

RIPP #39: SPENSER DAVIS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HOBO JUNCTION

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From SPENSER DAVIS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HOBO JUNCTION   “As a young playwright myself, I understand firsthand how daunting it can be to write for the stage. Let’s be honest: on the surface, […]

RIPP #38: MIXED BAG REVIEW

   If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   In gathering information for this series, I got a lot of quick notes that maybe don’t make a full-blown individual post, but collectively reiterate a lot of the advice offered since I began […]

RIPP #37: BRENT HAZELTON, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, MILWAUKEE REP

   If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project is about, please click here to get some context before reading.     From BRENT HAZELTON, ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, MILWAUKEE REP   “We’re two seasons in to reestablishing a literary department and new project development program after a few seasons of hiatus that was due […]

Four Stars for SEEDS!!

Opening nights are weird. It’s hard to gauge people’s reactions. Nobody quite knows what to say to you. And even when somebody says something positive, you’re never really sure if they mean it. Nonetheless, opening night parties are fun, and the SEEDS party at Bacchus was no exception.  We no longer live in an era […]

SEEDS opens tonight!

I am so very proud of the work that everybody has put into this show. If you want to know more about it: WBFO Theater Talk, March 1, 2013: listen at 3:40. Buffalo News article, Donna Hoke Finds Her Voice as a Playwright: March 1, 2013 Previews are amazing, and everybody is contributing to this […]

Jampacked!

So this is the biggest news: the world premiere of Seeds begins March 1 at Road Less Traveled Theater. I’m so excited for this and I’m so impressed with the work of director Kristen Tripp Kelly, and cast Todd Benzin, Diane Curley, Kelly Jakiel, Pam Mangus, and Diane DiBernardo. Just amazing. My daughter has been […]