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They Say the Neon Lights are Bright…

Just a quick post this morning. For any who follow my chapter-a-day posts I want to let you know that a rather insane business travel schedule coupled with it being production week for my play Ham Buns and Potato Salad is going … Continue reading

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“Ham Buns” is Cast

On Saturday afternoon the cast of Ham Buns and Potato Salad was officially cast by director Ann Wilkinson. Last night the cast met for the first time and read through the script. I’ve been asked frequently if I was going … 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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The Courage to Audition

Last Sunday evening was the first of two audition for a production of a play I wrote called Ham Buns and Potato Salad. As I am not the Director but the writer, I was allowed into auditions but was not … Continue reading

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“Hey! Unto You a Child is Born!”

I took this photo right at the end of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Sunday’s closing performance. It’s the last line of the play and I loved that cute little Tess (playing Gladys Herdman) in her angel costume is … Continue reading

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

So [David] pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard. Achish [King of Gath] said to his … Continue reading

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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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Mareah’s Mourning

I love photographing theatre. Sometimes it is because I want to capture and remember a moment that, when you’re dealing with live theatre, is gone in an instant. This photo from the 2006 production of The Dominie’s Wife has always … 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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