For three days now…. I lie in the guest room, watching Netflix on my laptop. My great-nephew lies in the den, playing computer games, texting with friends. My sister lies in her bedroom, watching a Downton Abbey marathon. Three days … Continue reading What’s wrong with that?
When Monica Bauer asked me to read the role of Marietta in her new play “The Real Machiavelli” I was excited. She’s a marvelous playwright, and I expected it would be fun. When she told me she had also asked John Fico and Dikran Tulaine to read, I was delighted. They are marvelous actors, who I have had the pleasure of working with before. After the reading, she did rewrites, and when I reviewed them, I kept thinking, “The director should do this, or that.” Then I realized, “I want to direct this!” I wanted to create my vision of … Continue reading Company Spirit in “The Real Machiavelli”
Today I put the finishing touches on a backdrop I painted to represent Machiavelli’s study. I did it using technique I recently learned from some friends,. I received a box from the Postal Service. It’s a sewing machine I bought to … Continue reading An Off-Off Broadway Producer’s Day
“I told her you didn’t need to be entertained – you’re from New York.” So says my friend G—, last night in her industrial space in Berkeley, as we sipped tea in her funky, and totally charming, digs. I had … Continue reading Being Entertained
When I was preparing to leave New York City in August of this year, for my yearlong #loveandworktour, I thought, “I’ll finally have time to revisit my unfinished plays, write a new solo show, and get to work on my … Continue reading Love Makes More Love
This morning I thought to myself, “Three months ago today I was facing a hard task –still living in New York, and with an entire live/work theater to dismantle and put into storage. Now that’s all behind me. I am … Continue reading Changing the Default Response from “No” to “Yes”
Over the past year, as I planned my trip around the US, I enjoyed imagining myself as a sort of *Kokopelli on what I termed my #loveandworktour. *Many believe that Kokopelli was more than a trader, and more significantly, an … Continue reading My Kokopelli Aspect