Category Archives: Theatre Journal

Homestretch for “Ham Buns”

It was about five years ago that I first sat down at my lap top and began tapping out some lines based on a few loose ideas in my head. What eventually emerged was the script for a stage play in … Continue reading

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The Cast Is Rioting!

I put this little promo video together for the show Wendy and I are directing this week. I thought it was pretty funny :-)

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A Personal and Artistic Stretch

As an artist, it’s always good to stretch yourself. Tonight I start rehearsals as director of the holiday show for our community theatre. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” has become a Christmas classic. Set in the early 1950s, it’s the … Continue reading

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Theatre is Ultimate Fitness for Your Brain!

I’ve gotten a lot of interest over the past year or two for my post 10 Ways Being a Theatre Major Prepared Me for Success. Now scientists are lending credibility to the fact that theatre may just be the ultimate … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Role: Ready for Performance!

The pre-battle speech is an icon of literature, stage and film. From Shakespeare’s Henry V admonishing his band of brothers on the field of Agincourt to William Wallace admonishing his Scottish army to Knute Rockne encouraging his boys to “win … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Role: Keeping Focus When Siri Joins You on Stage

One of the things that I love about live theatre is the fact that it is, in face, “live.” Movies and television spend countless hours honing and perfecting exactly what they want you to see how they want you to … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Role: Production Week

In a stage production, the final week before opening night is generally referred to as “Production Week.” It’s the home stretch when all of the various elements of the show must come together before that first performance. My previous posts … Continue reading

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