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Much of Monday night is a blur. Whatever I said onstage is definitely a blur. Video exists, and at some point I’ll watch it. But I’d like to live under the illusion that I didn’t babble for a while longer. This show was not so much a labor of love as an act of faith.
On Monday night as the Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced I learned that not only was GIRL IN THE RED CORNER nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award For Outstanding New Play, but that everyone else nominated in that category were DC playwrights–Gwydion Suilebhan, Audrey Cephaly, the Happenstance Theatre crew, and a co-writers of YOU
Rehearsals for The Welder’s GIRL IN THE RED CORNER start next week, but I’ve been deep in the gravity well of this show for a while now. As the first lead producing playwright of this generation of The Welders Playwrights’ Collective, all show-related decisions stop with me, not just script-related ones. I’ll also be doing
It’s gonna be a big year. One way or another. This year will see me, with the help of seven other amazing artists, take the reigns of The Welders. It will see the premiere of a site-specific walking tour, rehearsals for which begin in the next few weeks. It will see the Great Agent Hunt
This past weekend saw the final performance of THE LAST BURLESQUE. We ended with one of the best shows and best audiences of the entire run. We’re all pretty proud of ourselves around here. Now comes the inevitable post-show malaise. But before that kicks in, I just want to say that there were a
With The Last Burlesque, I’ve received some incredibly positive reviews. Some of them are by official reviewers and available for everyone to read. There’s this one and this one and this one. But the ones I cherish the most will never see print. They are: Being told by Lisa Carr, who has seen
Two months of rehearsals paid off big last night with perhaps the best opening of a Fringe show I’ve ever been a part of. Countless hours of hard work from cast and crew were put boldly on display (along with a ton of talent and more than a little skin), and man the audience respond.
Around the end of January, NYC playwright and all-around artistic bad-ass Mariah MacCarthy sent out a Facebook message soliciting proposals for The Brick Theater’s FUCKFEST–a theatre festival about sex and sexuality. My first thought was: THAT IS AWESOME AND I WANT TO BE A PART OF IT (I mean, the name alone). My second thought
Melissa Marie Hmelnicky (of SISTERS OF ELLERY HOLLOW, WE TIRESIAS, and upcoming PIECES OF STRANGE and THE LAST BURLESQUE fame) is turning 30. We’re all very excited around here. She could have decided to stay home and eat cake alone in her apartment. Which would have made at least one feline happy. But would have