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...

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...

“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...

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....

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...

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...