Eduardo Machado directs Will Carter’s new play Barabbas, starring Gypsi Aponte and Mateo d’Amato. I talked to producer and actor Mateo about the show, and what inspired it. LE: This play draws heavily on Christian imagery. Barabbas was the notorious criminal that the people demanded be set free, demanding that Jesus, the innocent man, […]Read More Will Carter’s Barabbas at TNC
I recently heard about this show Distant Star, coming up at Abrons Art Center. Created and produced by Caborca, adapted by Javier González from the novel by Roberto Bolaño and directed by Shira Milikowsky, the show looks really cool. These are some seriously rigorous artists, and I have immense respect for their work and method. I wanted […]Read More Closing in on Distant Star w David Skeist
During a tropical storm warning this past weekend I went through boxes of old photos with my mom. I found this great picture story from Christmas 1983, when I was in 2nd grade.Read More Picture Story 1983
Maybe you’ve been wondering: what can I do to support my favorite little indie one-woman blogging show in the coming year? If so, I have a great idea for you! You can come to my show, and even better than just planning to do it, you can buy tickets. I really want you to see […]Read More What a great idea!
I had a whole crazy week this past week. I started a new job and kept my old job so now I have two part time jobs, and while lots of things about that are exactly what I want, starting a new job is always stressful. It’s uphill. It’s learning new expectations, new organizational principles, […]Read More kicking open my heart
You may not know that the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation runs an Actor’s Equity show on Ellis Island. Every year, someone writes a play about the immigrant experience, and then someone casts it and directs it, and then a half dozen actors switch off performing it like 8 times a day, 7 days […]Read More Put a twist on it: Mary Sheridan on broads on the boards
It’s okay. We don’t have to talk. It’s been a rough week, and it’s only almost Thursday. I feel a little eaten up by the world this week, by my little corner of the city, by my new computer that will only intermittently turn on, by kids growing out of shoes faster than I can […]Read More Life as a rogue asteroid
Bees in the Bathroom There’s a bee in the bathroom. He’s dead, and he’s next to the cabinet, on the floor. The bathroom’s been cleaned, but the bee remains. The first time I noticed the bee was was a few months ago. I asked my brother-in-law, who’s been living with us for a while, to […]Read More Bathroom bees, mornings, and saying “yes”
Driving through Brooklyn to get to The Brick. That’s right, driving. It’s my Gramma’s car. We borrowed it for Christmas travels but haven’t brought it back yet. We’ve got the windows open, indie rock blasting. It’s raining and beautiful, and fun to be on BQE and not the MTA. It feels like when we were […]Read More Skype Show revisited
A play I wrote, called “Animal/Animal,” was published by Smith & Kraus in this anthology. So that’s fun! “Animal/Animal” is one of my favorite 10-minute plays that I’ve written, and primarily because of Sticky, I’ve written over 70 since 2000. The play begins: Ali: I slept with a homeless person last night. Lindsay: I slept […]Read More Here’s fun.