What I Meant to Say

What I Meant to Say

On Sunday, August 14th, Lifeline Theatre hosted a “Sneak Peak” event for my upcoming play, Miss Holmes. We do one of these for each mainstage show. Early in the rehearsal process we invite our subscribers and donors to come and watch a couple of scenes and hear about the process and what we hope to accomplish […]

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Pebbles

In a scene from the 1965 movie The Agony and the Ecstacy, Michaelangelo (played by Charlton Heston) receives a massive block of marble. He explains that the sculpture he intends to create already exists, hidden within the block. All he needs to do is chip away at the block until the artwork within reveals itself. I […]

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“Why Aren’t You Writing?”

This is a question I’ve been trying to ask myself more and more, whenever I catch myself being lazy. I like writing. I feel better about myself when I have written. And I do in fact have some professional obligation to produce content. That sounds onerous, but when I think about it I get excited. […]

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Literary Management

I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, even though most of my friends were already aware of it. But today it was officially announced that I am the new Literary Manager for WildClaw Theatre. WildClaw Theatre is the premiere horror theatre company in Chicago. It’s flagship production is the annual Deathscribe Festival of […]

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Busy Week

I have two shows in previews right now. WildClaw Theatre‘s live horror anthology Motel 666 opens this Friday, and my adaptation of Soon I Will Be Invincible opens next Tuesday at Lifeline Theatre. Normally shows at Lifeline open on Mondays, but the Non-Equity Jeff Awards changed their date, so it was easier for us to move ours. Monstrous […]

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Assessing the Situation

Okay, remember that thing I did about six months ago, where I tried to write a hundred words a day here? It only lasted a month, but in hindsight I feel like that was a pretty good month, so I think I might try that again. I have been neglecting this place lately because I’ve […]

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Available Now: The Count of Monte Cristo

I am thrilled to announce that my adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo is being published by Sordelet Ink! Copies are available to order through Amazon.com. If you saw a production, or have read the script, or just feel like doing me a solid, it would be awesome of you to head over […]

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Fail

Two months. That’s how long I managed to stick to my “100 words” goal. What sucks is that I’m not sure why I stumbled. I just forgot to do it. I may try to pick it up again. Or, I may try to come up with a different goal. I don’t know if I really […]

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Frabjous Day!

First off, I just need to wish a very Frabjous Day to my dear friends Chelsea and Johnny, who welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world yesterday. Her name is Zelda Brienne (HOW AWESOME IS THAT?!?) and she shares my wife’s birthday and that’s all just the coolest thing ever. Also in the list […]

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Capes Were Debated

I don’t want these last-minute entries to become a habit, but it was worth waiting until the end of the day for this one. I just got home from the first production meeting for Soon I Will Be Invincible, the musical adaptation of the book by Austin Grossman for which I am writing the script. Two hours […]

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