Listen to your actors

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 […]

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Fever Pitch Fall

Every year, fall is the time of year when I try to figure out what to do with my life. Every fall, without fail, whether I want to or not, I find myself taking stock of my life, find it riddled with flaws, and try to determine what to do next. I’m basically a person […]

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