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Tag: new work

Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2021

After such a wonderful experience in the fall/winter of 2019/2020, I joined the national reading committee again for the 2021 Bay Area Playwrights Festival.

The Jester: A Reflection

A week ago today I attended the closing night performance of The Jester in Provo, UT. This production dramaturgy experience was unlike any I had had before.

The Medieval Period and The Jester

I’m a dramaturg and dramaturgs ask questions. So, here are five questions that I just had to ask about the Medieval Period when I started learning more about the time period of The Jester.

Interviewing the Actors of The Jester

On June 3rd I was able to do an interview with the cast of The Jester. I loved getting to interact with them a bit and getting to know them better.

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.

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It might seem a little bit outdated, but I want to take a minute to recognize some scripts that I read for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival that really stood out to me.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

Writing Diverse Work

Representation matters. Full stop.

A New Play for Everyone

Every moving part of this show is magnificent. I wish this performance was running longer and that everyone I know would take the time to see it. It is that important. Remember, “it is never too late to be kind.”

Forever Tethered to An Other Theater Company

As I sat down on the couch hearing my husband in the other room doing Zoom class and my daughter in her nursery talking herself to sleep, I pulled up yet another online performance. Here we are almost a year into this pandemic and I have learned how much I love the comfort and privacy of watching theatre from home.