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“Mine”: A Chicago Fringe Fest Travelogue

That creative rascal Joss Whedon has opined that he is frequently asked, “Why do you write strong women characters?” to which he replies, “Because you keep asking that question.” It’s a good retort, but I think he misses the mark just … Continue reading

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“Featherstone”: Who Do You Love?

A play is a hypothesis of thought surrounding a philosophy – the good, the bad, advantages, disadvantages, gains and losses – so by the time I am finished writing one, it feels as if I’ve written several. This is certainly … Continue reading

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An Introduction to “Featherstone”

Location: Dr. Featherstone’s office.   A doctorate certificate hangs on the wall, as does a series of drawings depicting violent acts of nature. Dr. Featherstone, an Englishman, sits behind a large desk, surveying the couple sitting before him.  He looks … Continue reading

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Sequels and Surgery

When writing a play, I often have to trick myself repeatedly. For instance, if I don’t have a good title and at least the main conflict/resolution worked out in my head, I cannot sit down and write anything. Of course, … Continue reading

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Undisclosed Damages Workshop

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 marked the fifth workshop I have held for a new play.  The process, in which I invite a group of artists together to do a live readthrough and then critique a play, has been fairly brutal:  … Continue reading

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Today in Black, or The Woman is Stupid

It seems there is no good time for me to blog.  When there’s little happening, I feel bad about potentially boring any reader that may stumble about my blog with my ramblings.  When there is a lot happening, I just … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go… Somewhere

After a few weeks of plotting and planning, the Great Workshop of my new play, “The Tearful Assassin,” was scheduled for Friday, March 14.  However, the roster gradually and systematically whittled down due to conflicts and lack of confirmations: two … Continue reading

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