Friday
Feb012019

FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE

Today is opening day. I'm excited to finally share our production with audiences. The cast and crew, stagemanagement team, design team, teachers and mentors have been energizing and resourceful. I'm gald to be surrounded by the eager spirit of young artists striving to make their dreams comes true, craving the experience of what only a life in theatre can offer. If only I had a crystal ball! I would love to see what creative paths they will walk on their journey in this artistic industry. It's hard to say goodbye, but first, I'll celebrate the work and dedication they've poured into our produciton of Fabulition: Or, The Re-Education of Undine, by Lynn Nottage.

If you're in the Philadelphia area, make a plan to see the show!

Monday
Jan072019

FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE

Today begins the first week of rehearsal for FABULATION. We've gathered as a company of actors, designers and stage management, and already it's feeling like a fulfilling process. I'm looking forward to the meet & greet, design presentations, sitting down to table-work, and all of the hard work that will get us to opening night. 

Wednesday
Jan022019

HAPPY NEW YEAR: 2019

My list of New Year goals haven't changed over the last five years. 

-Read for pleasure

-Drink plenty of water

-Meditate

-Spend time outdoors

-Get a good night's sleep

Pretty much a standard self-care check-list of everyday goals. I have a few new roads to pave this year and this list will be more important than ever in helping me to remember to stay the course. Althought the daily routine has alternating runs of hits and misses throughout the year, but perfection is not the aim. This is an exercise in awareness. Daily achievements that help me keep on the path of being my best artistic, and personal, self.

These are some everyday goals I'll apply as I start FABULATION rehearsals next week. I'm SO very excited to reuite with my cast and design team. This is a fun show to direct.

Happy 2019!

Sunday
Dec162018

FABULATION OR, THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE

It’s been one week since I had a table-read of the play FABULATION with the full cast, and I’m jazzed jazzed jazzed to start full rehearsals in January. I have a great cast, (if I can be so bold to say), a great stage management team, and a great play to stage…. I’m looking forward to being in the rehearsal room, and to begin the process of sharing this story with an audience.  

 

"The essence of creativity is to look beyond where you can actually see." - Lynn Nottage

"'Intimate Apparel' is a lyrical meditation on one woman's loneliness and desire. 'Fabulation' is a very fast-paced play of the MTV generation." - Lynn Nottage

Wednesday
Dec052018

IN THE RED BROWN WATER

Tonight we will have our first audience for a show we've worked so hard to get on its feet. This is my first experience being in a rehearsal room with Terell Alvin McCraney's words, characters and story. I certainly hope it's not my last. It's my first experience working with Director Melissa Crespo. I truly hope it's not my last. And for the cast of actors, designers, stage management and crew -- it's been a pleasure to spend time with every and I certainly look forward to crossing paths with everyone again.