Category Archives: Theatre Journal

Five Lessons this Playwright is Learning in Production

We are a couple of weeks into rehearsal of Ham Buns and Potato Salad, which is a play I’ve written and re-written over the past five years. It will make its stage premiere April 10-13, 2014 in Pella, Iowa thanks to … Continue reading

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An Honored Role

This past Saturday night I had the fun and privilege of participating in a father/daughter dance with my friend Megan for the third straight year. Megan and her family became our friends through theatre. In 2006 when Wendy directed The … Continue reading

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“There Are No Wrong Notes”

When teaching my course on creativity I have discovered an almost universal truth: My students all have an intense desire to create and express themselves through their chosen art medium(s) but they almost all don’t do it. As we journey through … Continue reading

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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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