FUN WITH SMALL THEATRE ALLIANCE COMPANIES
I had a great time this August teaming up with two great companies from the Small Theatre Alliance of Boston.
First, I was a director in Fresh Ink's annual Mad Dash, a 24-hour play festival featuring amazing artists from all over the area. I had the pleasure of directing Thom Dunn and Brendan Doris-Pierce's Voter's Block, a comedy about the coming election.
Then, I reunited with my old Living Room Playmakers buddy, Erin Austin, to direct a reading of her new play, Insert Heart Here. The reading was presented by Hub Theatre at Trident Cafe and Booksellers.
Here's to more collaborations down the road!!
RETURNING TO EMERSON WITH HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
This past Spring, I had the pleasure of teaching Directing 2 at Emerson College. I have fallen in love with the College's culture, and I am beyond happy to announce I will be coming back!
This November, I will open a production of Federico Garcia Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba as part of the Emerson Stage season. I can't wait to get started collaborating with Emerson's amazing student artists to bring this powerful story about intolerance and authoritarianism to life!!
More details coming soon.
DISCUSSING AUDIENCE RESPONSIBILITY ON HOWLROUND
My latest post in my ongoing blog series for HowlRound entitled The Audience Position is now live! I share an old experience trying to figure out how to get an audience to collaborate within a performance.
The Audience Position explores how tools of interactive theatre can promote social awareness and audience repsonsibility.
I am really excited to be able to share my ideas with the wider theatrical community. I hope it leads to further discussions about how interactive and immersive theater can spark conversations about strengthening our communities.
Read the first post here, introducing the series.
Post #2 talks about point of view and the audience contract.
Post #3 discusses how much agency to give an audience.
Post #4 explores the power of proximity and distance.
Post #5 examines what it means to watch other audience members.
STONEHAM THEATRE YOUNG COMPANY
I recently worked with Stoneham Theatre's Young Company on a very successful production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. The production played at Stoneham Theatre and also toured the North Boston suburbs this May.
I am thrilled to be returning to the Young Company this July, when I will be directing Arabian Nights for Stoneham's Summer Fest.
I am excited to be working with an excellent education department and an amazing set of students.
A SUCCESSFUL MUCH ADO AT MIT
My production of Much Ado About Nothing with the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble ran March 11 - 19, in the Sala de Puerto Rico.
The production received a great review in The Tech. Read it here.
Don't miss this updated rendition of Shakespeare's classic tale of romance, manipulation, and hearsay. Tickets are available here.
THANKS TO ALL FOR COMING TO UNDER THE TABLE
thanks to everyone who came out to 1917 N Elston for the Living Room Playmakers production of Under the Table. It was a real joy to collaborate again with Erin, Chad, Tony and guest writers Jonathan Baude and Will Arbery.
See below for a video trailer to the piece.
MASTER OF FINE ARTS
I am now officially a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from Northwestern University. I successfully defended my thesis on January 2, and I will be hooded in the spring. Thank you to everyone who taught me and worked with me over the last three years. It was a truly wonderful experience and I am forever changed for the better by it.