Tag: Theatre

Only 3 More Chances to See the Premiere of Endeavor Mind

Only 3 More Chances to See the Premiere of Endeavor Mind
My play Endeavor Mind at the Den Theatre in Chicago only has a 3 more performances left. I am so impressed with what the The Plagiarists, director Jen Poulin, and the talented cast have done with this world premiere production. If you are in or near Chicago and haven’t yet seen the show I hope you... Read more »

Tickets are on sale for my play Endeavor Mind!

My play Endeavor Mind opens in less than a month. It now has an official show website, and tickets are on sale. This is really happening! I am so grateful to The Plagiarists for choosing my show to open their 11th season. I’m really proud of this play and excited about the what the cast and... Read more »

What I did last summer (and last spring and last winter and most of last year)

I’ve written my first full-length play in over a decade, and it’s being produced. Endeavor Mind is the first show of The Plagiarists 2018-2019 season. The show will run October 5-27 at the Den Theatre in Chicago. Tickets should go on sale in a week or so, and I’ll share more info about the show... Read more »
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Things to do in Chicago in 2018

Things to do in Chicago in 2018
I’ve started a running list of different shows and events that I’m interested in going to in 2018, and I’m sharing here for anyone who is looking for interesting things to do. I’ll pin the post in the sidebar and keep it updated as new things hit my radar. I’m sure I won’t go to... Read more »

Please silence your cell phones (yes, you!)

You’re so vain; you probably think that announcement asking people to “silence your cell phones” isn’t about you. Or maybe you really thought your ringer was off. Or you assumed no one would call anyway. Regardless, your carelessness or arrogance or laziness just disrupted everyone else’s movie or theatre experience, and most of us hate... Read more »

See me at The Plagiarists' Year X Salon - Rip it up

See me at The Plagiarists' Year X Salon - Rip it up
“The problem with writing an autobiography is it’s hard to know how it’s supposed to end.” So begins an autobiographical performance piece that I am working on for The Plagiarists Theatre Company’s upcoming salon. An artists’ salon is an opportunity for a group of individuals to share work that has been developed independently inspired by a single theme. They... Read more »
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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 »

Listen to Your Mother Show is ending but not going away

Ann Imig starting “giving motherhood a microphone” with the first Listen to Your Mother Show in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010. Since then the show has been performed in 54 cities. Despite the name, the people who read personal stories at Listen to Your Mother shows are not necessarily mothers, but all the stories reflect on mothers... Read more »
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More on the "plight" of women playwrights

Last month I wrote about how few women playwrights have won Pulitzer Prizes, but still, when I saw pictures of Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel on the front of the A&E section of my Sunday New York Times I was shocked as to why. Nottage and Vogel, two of the people on that very short list... Read more »