Why Actors Are Scum

Right up front: I totally disagree with the title. But that has been a long-held belief by those not in entertainment. And so, as a follow-up to my last blog post, I wanted to delve a little more into why actors and theatre people have often been, according to an Ordinance by the British ParliamentContinue reading “Why Actors Are Scum”

Oberammergau: The Review!

I mentioned Oberammergau in a previous post about my cruise experience; here’s some extra info. Back in a theatrical history course early in my theatre days I heard about Oberammergau: to avoid being decimated by the Black Plague, the townspeople pledged to perform the Passion Play every ten years (starting in 1634). They followed thatContinue reading “Oberammergau: The Review!”

Almost There…

I did some rearranging in the home office, and now have close to my professional mic set-up once again. This is in preparation for more Kid Again episodes as well as the last two episodes of Audio Chimera season 4. I’m currently editing episode 46: “Migration” (about immigration, but of course I range beyond that.)Continue reading “Almost There…”

Paperwork and Paperweights

The preparation for the show continues; I have created the beginnings of my prompt book, which I believe is a necessary part of pre-production for any director. I also created the rough rehearsal schedule, a character breakdown—which shows what characters are on which pages (it’s a small cast in a farce so by Act IIIContinue reading “Paperwork and Paperweights”

Collaboration is Key

I always say that the reason I love doing theatre is the chance to work with others in collaboration. I think I have some excellent and creative ideas, but when I work with others, the ideas get better. Case in point: working with a scenic designer. First of all, I should mention that I generallyContinue reading “Collaboration is Key”

Not an Endless Summer…

The summer of 2021 has been all about cleaning out a house and a garage, arranging a tool sale, and doing other online selling. Now, however, thoughts turn to a last minute vacation and, immediately following, the start of a new semester and academic year. Notably, I will retire at the end of this year,Continue reading “Not an Endless Summer…”

I Can’t Believe I Forgot…!

I suddenly realized I had not included my memoir, Immaculate Misconceptions: Tales from Catholic School, on my Prose page. Granted, it did start as a performance piece, but this really serves as a major prose work of mine. So—error corrected, and it’s not available for your perusal. The book is available on Smashwords as anContinue reading “I Can’t Believe I Forgot…!”

The Play’s The Thing

I’ve worked with WordPress before, but am re-learning how to post items in new pages. Case in point: The Plays page, with links to some of my self-published plays along with some free plays for perusal. A couple of the links go to my old website which is woefully outdated (for example, a link toContinue reading “The Play’s The Thing”