Category Archive: Acting

Letter to a performing artist

An old friend and fellow performer sent me an email this morning. He is someone of eccentric and spiritual creativity. I admire him and I have have for some time. He represents the… Continue reading

Re: commodifying improv

In her review of the panel discussion I co-presented and participated in (Improvising an improv economy), Judy Weightman does a passable job of capturing the free-wheeling nature of the event. With six passionate participants,… Continue reading

Mentioned in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare & Performance (ahem, ahem)

My old friend Cary Mazer sent me notice today that I am quoted in his article with the impressive title “Documenting the Demotic: Actor Blogs and the Guts of the Opera Singer” in… Continue reading

Noa 3: The Island of Misfit Toys

This article originally appeared in The Broad Street Review and was edited by Wendy Rosenfield. As a parent, I am a bystander for my children’s astonishing creative journeys. My older son, Griffen, teaches at and directs… Continue reading

Noa 2

I am sitting in my home, listening to Rickie Lee Jones’ magical and haunting piece called Traces of the Western Slopes from what is arguably her greatest album, Pirates. Take me now From the… Continue reading

One Day At A Time.

  It’s a cliche, right? It conjures up all your 12 step stereotypes. Or you see a poster with a kitten hanging from a branch. Maybe you have a friend in recovery, and… Continue reading

HVPI Sunday morning

I am writing this post at a little circular table on the porch of Boughton Place. The whole “campus” here – two buildings and some open lawn – has a hippy feel to… Continue reading

HVPI post 2

First, some corrections: Boughton Place was not Moreno’s summer home. He never lived here. He lived in Beacon NY and the theater he designed – and all the workshops he taught – were… Continue reading