People, Not Products

This is the beginning of a series of posts meant to support a seminar series I am leading at the White Pines Place beginning Wednesday September 17th. It’s called Unleashing Creative Empowerment, and… Continue reading

The agreement of traffic lights

Do you hear the sound of breaking glass and grinding steel the moans of those about to die? Those are the sounds we hear when we ignore the agreement of traffic lights.  … Continue reading

It’s the end of theater as we know it.

I’m not a huge R.E.M. fan. I mean, I like the hits, but could never quite enjoy Micheal Stipe’s voice, as much as I loved his activism and persona. But I always loved… Continue reading

Inter-critic? No. Dramaturg.

The following was submitted as a reply to Wendy Rosenfield’s thoughtful piece on The Broad Street Review, “The Future of Professional Theater Criticism: An International View”. Since I am not confident BSR will publish my… Continue reading

A day in the life of the citizen actor: vol. whatever

  Another in a series. Here, here and here. 6: 30 something a.m. Amazingly consistent body clock lifts me to consciousness before 7:00 a.m. alarm. Bathroom and iPhone activity but not at the… Continue reading

Phil and his families

They say you can’t choose your family. They’re wrong. We make families again and again. We make them from work, from play, and from life-altering experiences we are thrown into with no reason, and… Continue reading

Bright Invention

Long form improvisation has returned to my life with vengeance. It was 2007 when I was last immersed in it. But now White Pines has formed its own ensemble. I’m in it. Jenn… Continue reading

The Deception of Surfaces: Long-form excerpt

In 2008 I performed in LEAP, a long-form improvisation  show at the Live Arts Fringe Festival in Philadelphia that year, directed by Bobbi Block. The experience had such a profound effect on me… Continue reading