I got a hold of some of the most delightful improvisers in the Atlanta area and then I made them hang out with me for two months straight--watching, reading, playing, and studying Shakespeare. These people are smart, funny, and good. And so is this show. Shakespeare, Unscripted is a fully improvised play in the style [...]
Every artist is familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of being too far away from creative projects for too long; I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t find something soon enough down south. But, boy, I sure did arrive in Atlanta at the right time. Right about the time we moved down here, I met [...]
You cannot move your audience unless you are moved.
The other day, I was on my way to teach or direct and was planning on focusing on character wants that day. I had accidentally left my "bag of wants" at home, so I had to create more wants on slips of paper for my actors to draw out of a hat later for their [...]
Today I was paging through my notes from directing and coaching improvisational theatre. Here are some phrases that stood out to me. Perhaps one could apply them to more than improv.... Stay Connected Be Affected trust that we can just be birds Be either off or on--not in between. Be REAL. If it doesn't matter [...]
What if They Held a Peace Rally and Nobody Came? is the delightful sketch show I’m directing as part of Joe Janes’ 365 Sketches Project. WNEP is co-producing all 365 sketches–and it’s happening right now! Pretty exciting stuff, if you ask me. Please come check out any of the remaining 26 performances. But of course [...]
Sometimes I don't feel like I'm doing enough as an artist. Okay, so I am aware that I can oft be a wee hard on myself. Because of that, I figured I'd sit down and list out what really is going on. You know, to find out if I really have something to worry about [...]