Category Archive: Theater

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

Nothing matters (but winning).

Recently, a political reporter was giving an account of following the Trump campaign. The topic being discussed was the difficulty of reporting on the lies and falsehoods that candidate has espoused. “It’s not… 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

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

Make it personal.

  One of the heroes I hold up for us to examine in this seminar is Korczak Ziolkowski, the man responsible for the design of the Crazy Horse Monument in the Black Hills of… Continue reading