RIPP Timeout: a general update

  I’ve been so busy with RIPP that I haven’t done any of my usual updates about what’s going on with my own stuff.  If you haven’t been following RIPP, I encourage you to check it out. So far, I’ve contacted more than 450 theaters, and responses (or promises to respond) are coming in daily; […]

IN CLOSING, 6 THINGS I’VE LEARNED

  Seeds closed today with a sold-out performance. It’s always a bittersweet experience because you don’t want to see a show end, but having one running locally is like having out-of-town guests for a month—exhausting. On the other hand, there’s something very disconcerting about watching the strike crew zoom in once the house is empty […]

Happy new year!

I’m embarrassed at how long it’s been since I’ve updated this blog. I hope readers have had a wonderful 2012, and are excited about the prospects of a new year. I’m beginning my year by committing to actually completing my first “playwright’s purge,” which means I promise to write—something, anything—every single day in January. As […]

Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachian Ohio and more

It’s kind of funny that my last post (which was WAY too long ago) was my interview in Insight for Playwrights. Beginning this month, I am actually taking over the editorial portion of that newsletter, and will be conducting those interviews myself (the former editor contacted me because she remembered I had an editorial background). […]

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 […]

More productions, and a chime!

Just got word that WRITE THIS WAY will be produced in Manchester, UK by Laced Banana for their Heart Beats festival for World AIDS Day November 30. With the Uppity Theater Company’s February production, that’s three hits for this play. THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR will get a read at the Hive Theatre in New York […]