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Top 20 Favorite Moments in The Observatory

      1. The moment Angela Jo Strohm came into rehearsal and introduced a completely original and clever angle to a character we had been struggling with (Tony).   2. The first few moments Kasey O’Brien and Colin Fewell … Continue reading

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Making a Joke at a Funeral

Last night at rehearsal, I felt like my heart was breaking.  Steve Ruppel and Kasey O’Brien, understudies who play a married couple in “The Observatory”, have a confrontation.  Arguing couples are a mainstay of any theatrical show, of course, but … Continue reading

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This Is The Sexy

As the audition for “The Observatory” draws near, I find myself feeling sexy.  I know I have a good piece of work, I know the venue will suit the play, I know my ratio of good press v. bad press … Continue reading

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women violently drowning in anguish and pain

Last weekend, I was pleased to attend the world premiere of the film “Gless.”  Not only was it wonderful to share a screening room with the cast and crew, but it was interesting to watch the film in its entirety.  “Gless”, … Continue reading

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Games & Gunshots

In 2008, I wrote and produced a play entitled “The Tearful Assassin”, which was, at worst, a passable episode of “Law and Order”, according to one critic, and, at best, a gripping thriller, according to another.  Either way, it was … Continue reading

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“The Observatory” Introduction

I am hosting the readthrough of “The Observatory” tonight and, in preparation, I wanted to jot down a couple of notes with which I could introduce the “mind” of the piece.  These notes conspired to become a full presetnation, which, … Continue reading

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Projects, Projects, Projects

As I ramp up towards the public readthrough/workshop for Draft 4 of the “The Observatory”, featuring many friends from many areas of that business called show, I am trying to figure out the best way to produce the thing (provided … Continue reading

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