The Jeffs

The Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award nominations were announced, and I gotta admit I’m disappointed. Journey’s End totally got the shaft. I thought we deserved a nod for Ensemble at the very least, if not for Production — Play. And some mention should be...

On A Lighter Note…

Taking a break from the social activism and state politics for a moment, I want to mention that I’m taking part in a staged reading this evening. Whee! Remy Bumppo Theatre is holding a staged reading of an adaptation of E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India....

Faster

Everyone should go see Faster by Adam Rapp. It’s playing at the side project through April 6. My good friend Joanie Schultz directed it, and therefore it is pretty awesome. She has become the go-to director for Adam Rapp in Chicago, and this show just proves why...

Case Closed

The Right Brain Project’s Chalk closed yesterday, and I am sad to see it go. I met an amazing group of people, all of whom I hope to work with again. The experience was quite the adventure in non-Equity theatre. There were nights we had to shout our lines over...

Chalk and Emma

Chalk opens tomorrow! Finally! I tell you, I haven’t worked this hard on a show in years. My knees are killing me. It’ll all be worthwhile, though. Here are the details:October 26 — November 25Thursdays — Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PMNo...

Busy, busy, busy…

The Hound of the Baskervilles is winding down. We close Sunday. The run went very well. We had no bad houses, and a few great ones. And I got the hook-up for Chalk, which is in full swing right now. Combat rehearsals start tonight — I’m very excited about that,...