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

Reuben Mitchell: a tribute

This is a repost of an excerpt from a blog post I originally published last year on November 17th, days after Reuben Mitchell was killed. I was in rehearsal for the Arden Theater production… Continue reading

One new, one old

All you want All you want is a mattress on the floor of an empty room. Maybe a sheet, maybe a pillow maybe a crack in the wall for a scrap of light.… Continue reading

MYRLK

Photographs by Sarah Bloom, A White Pines Exchange Sponsored Artist. *** Last spring my company, White Pines Productions, received grant support to produce two original plays. Our application described the plays we were… Continue reading

Miley Hypocrisy

I didn’t watch the VMA awards. Like many friends, I was appalled at the amount of coverage Miley Cyrus’ presentation received, given all the other actually important stuff going on the world. I… Continue reading

God’s Body

God’s Body reflections from the summer sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Quakers) 2013 And it is in the gritty soil of Allentown among the bones of buried miners commingling with the coal that… Continue reading