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Rediscovering the Power of Story: One Actor, Making Magic

Rediscovering the Power of Story: One Actor, Making Magic

01.27.2014
There's a time and a place to see The Lion King, and a time and a place to sit in a small theater, inches away from a great actor, who...

The Big Lie About Student Achievement

12. 4.2013
The Big Lie has made the vast majority of our college students feel like failures, and may be keeping them from actually getting a real...
New Play Development: Death By Talkback

New Play Development: Death By Talkback

03.25.2013
Maybe you've been there as a playwright, as I have. Maybe you've been there as an audience member. Maybe you've been there as part of a...
Theater by Skype: a <em>Long Distance Affair</em>in New York

Theater by Skype: a Long Distance Affairin New York

02.19.2013
What would you give to have an intimate Skype encounter, a personal performance given directly to you, by three different actors from around...

My Neighbor Hates That I'm Human

01.28.2013
What is this man's problem with me? I can only assume he is an irrational person, a sexually frustrated man who really dislikes Neil Diamond,...
What Happens After the Fringe?

What Happens After the Fringe?

09.25.2012
Leaving Edinburgh is difficult. We share stories and fall into a deep sleep as the plane takes us home. But home doesn't mean that the...
<i>After Orpheus</i> Arrives at the Fringe

After Orpheus Arrives at the Fringe

09.12.2012
The opportunity to be able to perform in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was beyond my wildest dreams. It was the first time that I had ever...

The End is Nigh

09. 4.2012
What you've done become eclipsed by what you won't do, because there's no way to come to the Fringe and expect to experience even half...
The Short Venue For The Tall Comic

The Short Venue For The Tall Comic

08.31.2012
Like a month into your first year at University, just one week in to the festival I was overly tired, bloated, and erratically emotional...
Edinburgh Fringe Diary: David and Goliath

Edinburgh Fringe Diary: David and Goliath

08.30.2012
If you don't get press or reviews, how will the audience know that you, little David, are out there somewhere giving a performance?

From Rehearsals to Performances and Beyond

08.28.2012
When we arrived in Lexington, we all realized one thing: we finally have an audience, and none of us knew what was going to happen next....

That Awkward Moment when you Body-Check a Pulitzer Prize Winner

08.27.2012
Imagine, if you will, the following scenario: You are at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. This is your fifth time in the city,...
The Downside of Being Neil Armstrong

The Downside of Being Neil Armstrong

08.23.2012
Years and years ago when I was a wee improviser in Chicago, I expected that I would one day perform at the Fringe; I just never imagined...

The One Where Mabel & Bob Absentmindedly Wander Into a Comedy Show

08.21.2012
After the second sketch there was mock applause. During each sketch there were "hushed" whispers that my deaf-in-one-ear grandfather wouldn't...
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