So I joined a gym, here’s a few things I’ve learned: What’s good about the gym is no one talks to you. Never judge another’s program; never judge yourself against another’s program. Basically never compare programs. It’s hard to let Jesus into your heart if you don’t want to feel pain all the time. I’ve […]Read More What I Talk About When I Talk About Pedaling the Elliptical*
I first met Anna Van Valin when we were both working on Eschaton Cabaret a few years ago, and I was nothing short of thrilled when I encountered her again at NY Madness, and convinced her to be in my play– a play I hadn’t written yet. Anna is head of the NYMACo, also known […]Read More Profile: Anna Van Valin, head of NYCMACo.
There’s a pervasive feeling among many directors and playwrights that actors are tools. The feeling is that actors are malleable, that they are there to do as they’re told, move as they are instructed, say the words as written, memorize the lines, perform as commanded. This is a mistake. I was in rehearsal on Saturday […]Read More Listen to your actors