Category Archive: Teaching

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

The Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute Summer Intensive

Jacob Levy Moreno was Romanian Jew transplanted to Vienna in the early 20th century. He was a smart and inquisitive young man at just the right time, when Vienna was exploding with new… 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

Greasing the wheels of creativity

One school was built in the teens – the cornerstone says 1914. It appears from the outside to be a castle, with small turrets at the corners, vaulted windows and pedestals for sculptures… Continue reading

Cinderpost 3: understudies

We’ve had two understudies go on in the last month. Drew Carroll went on twice for our Prince, Peterson Townsend, who was felled by a nasty chest cold which took away his voice,… Continue reading

What Happens When You’re Twelve

Recently, the radio program This American Life aired a program on middle school – that extraordinary time of life between around 9 and around 14 years old. I tuned in because a) I… Continue reading

6x6c6e6r6t6: Deception of Surfaces

The beginning of chapter 12. *** Round Midnight The rooms of the second floor of The Retreat opened on to the balcony that enclosed the Assembly Room on three sides. Above the lobby… Continue reading

Panache post 5: otherness

I’ve been to two memorial services recently. They were strikingly similar. The first, held last month, was for Jiri Zizka who in the late seventies co-founded one of Philadelphia’s best theaters with his… Continue reading