art, love and work

My good friend Julia Burr came to work with me on the compound this past week. She’s a major artist, a sculptor. She’s usually busy on some project, often a commission. But she offered to come and work with me–donated her time as a labor of love, and a gesture of respect. She says she appreciates how I decide to do something, and then do it. I’m lucky her desire for a little artistic adventure coincides with my Sonoma County compound project. Geo and I worked steadily to be ready for her arrival. We were still putting down lumber on … Continue reading art, love and work

Company Spirit in “The Real Machiavelli”

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”