The idea that people can be pulled out of their lives and dropped into some nether realm of uncertainty is a terrifying one. When we are not in crisis mode, life, for the most part, has a feeling of certainty. We make plans for tomorrow, we plan for the future, we consider our wants and […]Read More “We can expect someone to come looking for us. We owe each other that, at least.”
I’d always planned to be one of those culturally literate urban moms who took her kid to see and be part of all the City has to offer. Which is why I’m ashamed to say that my son C saw his very first Shakespeare play this weekend. I could’ve taken him to sock puppet presentations […]Read More Baby’s first Shakespeare
We all have jobs. I’ve considered many different lines of employment. I’ve thought here and there about going into teaching, but a friend of mine, a writer like me, went into teaching, and he said that basically a teacher’s brain is not their own. The whole of a teacher’s day is spent engaging with children’s […]Read More Amina Henry’s The Animals, at JACK
Angelica Page as Lana Turner in The Death of Johnny Stompanato; Dixon Place NYC My sister and I were talking about men when we walked into Dixon Place last night. Men. Sons. Angelica Page as Lana Turner stood by the piano while Mark Ettinger played, and they exchanged glances, the good kind, the kind that make you want […]Read More Angelica Page as Lana Turner
When you write a play, you can’t check out. You have to go into the room and make it be what you want.Read More On the importance of being in the room.
Over the weekend I checked out a program of political plays, including one of my own.Read More A Communicable Itch- PolitiKOS at The Kraine
When I heard that Amina Henry was starting her own theater company I was thrilled. I’ve been a fan of her work since actress Cate Bottiglione brought her in to work on the Sticky series, with her play Bride at Midnight in 2011. Her play An American Family Takes a Lover, at Theatre for the […]Read More Talking about what it means to be human with Amina Henry