What's Going On?
I was honored that colleague and friend Stephanie Newman asked me have a chat with her for her exciting new podcast I LOVE THEATRE NOW WHAT. We had such fun talking over how our lives as artists began and have grown and shifted. Have a listen:
The weekend of October 24-26 was Statera Con IV, hosted at City College of New York. What a joy to provide space for approximately 200 theatre-makers from all across the nation and beyond to convene. I was honored to Co-Chair with Jennifer Tuttle.
Stay tuned for plans for Pawling Theatre Exchange's second season in June of 2020.
I AM AN ACTOR! I'd sort of forgotten, but was happily reminded, by being cast in The Tempest at Saratoga Shakespeare Company, directed by Marcus Dean Fuller. We went as family package, as Kent was also cast, and Vivian enjoyed some incredible camps and a taste of what it's like to be a part of a theatrical gig community. Such a joy!
And it was outside in a heat wave. Still, an absolute pleasure!
What's Pawling Theatre Exchange? Hop on over to our new website https://www.pawlingtheatreexchange.org to find out more. And read this preview article:
I had a blast directing The Moors by one of my favorite playwrights, Jen Silverman. Read the reviews:
Bridge Street Theatre Achieves Gender Parity in 2019 Season
One of the goals of the two old guys that run Bridge Street Theatre has been to get more women involved as playwrights and directors. This year we have done just that!
Of the five plays this season, three are by women, and of the four directors, three are women.
We’re bringing back Sara Lampert Hoover, who had great success with last season’s FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, to direct our World Premiere production of BETTER, by Michelle Carter, author of HOW TO PRAY.
Flo Hayle (SOUVENIR and DRIVING MISS DAISY) returns to direct the American Classic THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES. She’ll also be presenting her latest cabaret show LIFE HAPPENS on April 7.
And Tracy Liz Miller, who has recently moved to the area from Arizona where she was the Co-Founding Producing Artistic Director of The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre, is coming on board to direct THE MOORS by Jen Silverman.
John Sowle will be directing the World Premiere of THE LETTERS by David Zellnik as well as our first musical, THE SHAGGS: PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD with book and lyrics Joy Gregory and music by Gunnar Madsen.
You can save a lot by getting your SEASON SUBSCRIPTION HERE. Just $100 for all five plays and discounts to most every other event at the theatre, including what’s coming up in January.
Coming in January
January 6 @ 2:00pm. The Zelos Saxophone Quartet.
Winner of the 2018 Frances Walton Competition, this vibrant and youthful ensemble, based in San Jose, CA, is dedicated to performing a wide array of repertoire ranging from underrepresented contemporary works to transcriptions from the baroque, classical, and romantic eras. Their one-time-only pitstop in Catskill is guaranteed to warm a wintry upstate afternoon. These kids are on fire!
Statera Arts Conference III in Milwaukee, WI, October, 2018.
Up next: I am honored to Co-Chair the StateraCon IV in New York City, October 25-27, 2019. See the website for more details at
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Region VIII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) it is my privilege and honor to inform you that you are the 2018 recipient of the annual ATHE Prize for Teaching Innovation.
2018 Governor's Arts Awards Nominee as an Individual Contributor