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The Jester’s New Play Development

New works, like The Jester, are my passion. It’s always fun to produce the classics, but it’s important to remember that the classics were once new works too.

Introducing The Music Bechdel

The world was introduced to the Bechdel Test in 1985. It was initially created as a way to measure films by three criteria. In 2021, I’m adapting it and applying it to another art form.

May Script Reviews

I didn’t get a chance to write a lot of script reviews this month. I was able to start reading some musical books that have started gathering dust on my bookshelf though. Here we go!

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2020

It might seem a little bit outdated, but I want to take a minute to recognize some scripts that I read for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival that really stood out to me.

Getting Back in the Groove

It’s going to take a lot for me to get back in the groove of things as theatre begins to open back up and I begin to find work again.

Introducing Script Reviews

I read a lot of scripts. It’s what I have to do. It’s what I love to do. It’s about time I start writing some script reviews.

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Favorite Mother-Daughter Shows/Movies

It’s been a while since I’ve done a favorites list so in honor of one of my favorite people (my mama) and Mother’s Day, here are some of my mother-daughter favorites.

Filmed In Front of a Live Studio Audience

Is filming in front of a live studio audience a form of theatre?

Performance of Sports Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed the Performance of Sports series. It’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while and I really enjoyed writing it.

Writing Diverse Work

Representation matters. Full stop.