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 had a great experience writing this commission, and the resulting play, Sanctuary at the Oak Grove, is my favorite play of mine in years (here’s a monologue from the play). In light of the momentous occasion of its completion (there’s still a little work to be done, but it’s all there), I decided to […]Read More Roman Holiday w Stuart Bousel
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 either go ham or I ghost” talking to Ngozi Anyanwu I talked to Ngozi Anyanwu about her compelling play in progress Homecoming Queen. The play about– thus far– family, belonging, and the contemporary shifting concept of home. Ngozi writes with a direct voice. She is not afraid of uncertainty or questions, instead I think […]Read More “I either go ham or I ghost” talking to Ngozi Anyanwu
I feel simpatico with anyone who went to Sarah Lawrence College when I was there in the mid-late 1990’s, and Barrie Gelles is one of those people. When I met her again making theater downtown in the 2000’s, it was “let’s work together on something immediately” at first sight. She directed for Sticky at Bowery […]Read More “Marriage is a daily choice” — talking The Baker’s Wife with Barrie Gelles
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”
Artists have spread out all over NYC. I’ve read some articles suggesting that this presents a fracturing of the NYC arts scene, and that without a common hub, artists will be like so many atoms sucked into a vacuum, never to be heard from again. Other articles suggest that it’s time for artists to leave […]Read More Christopher Diercksen and Secrets in Queens