June 2010

Dispatches from Tanzania #2

30.06.2010

I work with 20 kids at the Nkonrua school in northern Tanzania. We’re making a play about their village. Strike that- we’re making a play set in their village- but really about their dreams. I ask Veroniqu what her dream is and she says she wants to be a meteorologist “and I’d like to have [...]

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Dispatches: Africa 1

27.06.2010

I’ve been in Africa for five days… dirt roads, all stone and packed mud. Motorcycles zoom past- cars wrestling their way past you on the terrain. People are everywhere- on the street all hour od the day and night- the curb as we know it in America is legend here. “You honk all the time [...]

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AFRICA

19.06.2010

So I haven’t talked about it much on here but in about 6 days Jenn and I get on a plane at JFK and fly to Tanzania, East Africa to be in residence with the International Theatre and Literacy Project. We will be in a school outside Arusha (a city near the mountains and close [...]

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At the National New Play Network Conference

18.06.2010

If I had one thing I could ask playwrights to get the opportunity to do- you know in the hopes of helping the field- I’d ask that they get to sit on a pitch session of plays between the Artistic Directors of the NNPN. First- the NNPN is dope. My career to this point, NNPN [...]

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Modern Times

11.06.2010

So, I’m writing you from a Delta plane somewhere over Louisiana. I’m on my way to Southern Rep to perform KILLADELPHIA at the National New Play Network Annual Conference. And it’ll be fun to meet up and drink with some old friends. But… LAST NIGHT WE OPENED ODYSSEUS. What a success! Despite a rainstorm we [...]

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What I’ve Been Up To

06.06.2010

It’s Sunday in Iowa and we’re 5 days away from opening our new show ODYSSEUS, IOWA. The next day I leave to do KILLADELPHIA at Southern Rep. It’s been an exciting and fruitful week and we’re finally seeing this company emerge. We’ve found great collaborators in John Watkins (who composed the music for the show [...]

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What I’ve been working on…

06.06.2010

Odysseus, Iowa So, it’s been a crazy time and year. In September Jenn and I moved back to Iowa City, Iowa where we met in grad school with the idea of meeting up with our friend and actor Martin Andrews. We wanted to create a theater company in the Midwest. And it was a frustrating [...]

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