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Unhinged: A haunted theatre experience

Unhinged: A haunted theatre experience
A haunted theatre event is happening just in time for Halloween, and I’m proud to say it includes a piece based on one of my Halloween short stories. Unhinged is an immersive entertainment experience presented by Cup-A-Jo Productions in partnership with the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. The Unhinged team combines the talents of conventional theatre artists and experienced haunt... Read more »

Preview new plays at the Women's Theatre Alliance Scene Showcase

Preview new plays at the Women's Theatre Alliance Scene Showcase
My new play is so new it isn’t even completely written, but you can see a couple of scenes from it in The Women’s Theatre Alliance of Chicago’s New Play Development Workshop Scene Showcase. Scenes from six new plays will be performed this Wednesday, May 17th at Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Avenue in Chicago.... Read more »

Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase: 7 new plays that pass the Bechdel Test

Women's Theatre Alliance Showcase: 7 new plays that pass the Bechdel Test
The Women’s Theatre Alliance New Play Development Workshop Showcase is Wednesday, July 20th at 7:30 PM at City Lit Theatre (1020 W Bryn Mawr Avenue) in Chicago. The showcase features seven new plays with a focus on female characters. Some are short plays that will be performed in their entirety; others are full-length plays from... Read more »
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I'm in a show! I'm in a book!

While I was busy publishing pieces of The October Diary, I was also accumulating some news that I finally have a chance to share. I’m telling a story in a live show next week, and one of my blog posts was published in a book! Let me tell you about them! Let me use exclamation points!... Read more »

10 favorite posts from 2014

I had a lot of fun with Listing Beyond Forty this year. I experimented with Fiction Fridays. I spent a second October Listing Toward Halloween. I wrote personal stories, satire, poetry, opinion, fiction, and, yes, there were some lists. I even wrote 20 two-sentence horror stories, inspired by a reddit thread that inspired a bunch... Read more »

Listen to Your Mother Show: Be careful what you wish for

I am honored to have been selected for the cast of Listen to Your Mother Chicago 2014. I’m honored and nervous but perhaps not for the reason others in the cast may be nervous. I’m not nervous about being on stage. I’ve been doing theatre on and off for more than 30 years. I’m more... Read more »
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Click on these time wasters while you wait for the weekend

Click on these time wasters while you wait for the weekend
It’s hard to stay focused on the day before a long weekend. If you are letting your mind wander as you watch the clock, consider delving into these top time wasters from my blog archives. Each time killing post is full of embedded videos and links  to other content that are guaranteed to help you get through... Read more »

My top ten under-loved posts of 2012

If you asked three months ago if I would do some sort of year-in-review post I probably would have said that I’d list my top ten most viewed posts. However, since then Halloween and the election happened. Seven of my top ten most viewed posts are about either Halloween or the election. That’s great, but... Read more »

Holiday Reading List

I’ll be enjoying Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with family and friends, and the preparations that go with that. Right now my second cheesecake of the night is in the oven. There will only be one cheesecake to eat tomorrow though. The first one I made got horribly overcooked when I forgot about it while... Read more »
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Ghost Stories and More at "Haunted: A Speakeasy Seance Salon"

Ghost Stories and More at "Haunted: A Speakeasy Seance Salon"
“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald For some creepy pre-Halloween fun in Chicago go to 2601 W Leland on Monday, October 29. (It’s near the Rockwell stop on the Brown Line or the Lawrence bus.) Knock on the door on the... Read more »