White Pines: The Republican theater company?

Relax, the title of this post is a joke. Someone in Philly tried recently to create a Republican theater company and I recall seeing heated exchanges in various electronic fora about it. Anyone who… 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

Dualism, relationships and results

    I’m on a roll here. Do you think your project is a failure? Do you think it’s a success? I have news – it’s neither. It’s just your project. But perhaps… Continue reading

People, Not Products

  My father was part of a movement which began in the early sixties to support performing artists. This movement also included luminaries like John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. It led to the formation of the… 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