June 2011

Avant Guardian Angel

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A little David Foster Wallace on a Worship Day (from Slay)


“Because here’s something else that’s true. In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And an outstanding reason for choosing some sort of God or spiritual-type thing to worship […]

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The Conservatism Conservatory


As the NY Times and the blogs from Parabasis on lambast David Mamet and his new conservatism on the same day I’m reading Richard Montoya’s impassioned TCG speech- it’s a good moment to point out how conservative the American theater is. I mean this POLITICALLY. As new play development in this country has become a […]

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24 hours in airports and you hear a lot of conversations… as delays mount up you make unexpected friends. Men usually use sports. I was asked numerous times who I was rooting for in the NBA playoffs. The Heat was my unpopular answer… “How can you even deal with Lebron?”

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San Fran to Iowa


I’m at the SF airport- 45 minutes of free internet. Xiu Xiu is the soundtrack while I’m here. I am flying back from the NNPN Executive Conference. One of my favorite events- and def. my favorite organization. I was there to speak on the Emerging Playwright Residencies. I was in the first class and was […]

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“Who Benefits…


… from you being healthy?” That was what got me. I was in the North Market- an indoor famrer’s amrket- in Columbus to see Available Light’s FOOD PLAY. And as I sat at my diner table with strangers sharing food memories and laughing one of the actors said that line… And that was it. I […]

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