Tag Archives: women

“Help!” she cried.

While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue reading

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Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading

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“Mine”: Thousands of Words

These are a selection of production stills made by my good friend and brilliant photographer/cinematographer/mad genius, Richard Smith, during one of the early performances of “Mine” at the Chicago Fringe Festival 2016. “Mine” tracks an assault survivor (Kimmy Higginbotham) as … Continue reading

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What are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?

“Were there red flags on our third date?” asked Amber O’Donnell in the play “Mine”, recounting a romantic encounter gone bad. “Probably. But what are red flags if not the waving symbol of humanity?” “Mine”, my 2016 play and selection … Continue reading

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“Mine”: A Chicago Fringe Fest Travelogue

That creative rascal Joss Whedon has opined┬áthat 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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“The Bowl” (March 2016)

The official submission to Prop Thtr’s 48 Hour Film Competition based on Craigslist Missed Connections. With Joe Janes, Annie Griggs, Vince LaFonti, Kat O’Connor, Sarah Bunger and Vincent Truman. Camera/sound by Alexander Giersch. Music by the False Positives. Written/directed by … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Wears Your Face #tbt

I’ve been on a past life journey lately, roaming through recordings I made through the late 1980s and 1990s, thanks to a newly acquired TASCAM Porta One four-track recorder I picked up on ebay (after acquiring, a month earlier, a … Continue reading

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