From Spain


We arrived on TAP Portugal around 6pm. As with traveling to any foreign country I immediately feel guilty when I’m in line at the taxi station. When we were in Tanzania I had enough Swahili to get around. However, the Spanish I grew up learning in bits and pieces on the bus from my Colombian [...]

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the startup plan


This is a blog, the first one in a long time, for all the people I talk to at conferences trying to figure out how to make a living or have a career, who asks questions because I’ve been lucky and because I’ve been unorthodox in doing so. Theater with a capital T- theater of [...]

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The Horizontal


In the 15 years I’ve been working professionally I have found myself often tripped up by the thoughts of success, professionalism and the like that permeate arts and theater blogs and critical thinking. Jacob Yarrow passed along an essay, a speech really, by Liz Lerman given in 2001 or so to a group of dance [...]

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Dogs of Rwanda: Full Audio


The past two weeks saw me in Columbus, Ohio performing my latest solo piece in living rooms, theater lobbies, backyards, galleries and more. It was amazing, the audience and I could see each other and really began to share an experience, an atrocity and a need to forgive. People hugged me during curtain call (I’ve [...]

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Your Living Room, Your Board, Your Experience


I’ve toured a lot. It started seven years ago. I wrote a hip hop piece because I couldn’t get my friends to come see me in the classic stuff I was doing at the Pearl (they weren’t missing much, I was an understudy and I carried spears). I wrote I WILL MAKE YOU ORPHANS. Read [...]

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Last year I got approached by Baltimore Centerstage to write a monologue exploring America now. The 50 monologues by 50 different writers were then filmed by indie filmmaker Hal Hartley. Influenced by the work I did with displaced youth from Chicago who had come to Iowa for my play MAYBERRY. Hope you enjoy “THE GO”

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Newtown. The Response of Artists


The past few days our community has needed a vessel to use to talk about the shooting. I wrote this up based off of facebook posts, links and blogs- we’re presenting it here and making it available to anyone who needs a conversation starter. I think there is a general fear in sharing responses like [...]

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HMU ep. 1 So myself and Megan Gogerty have begun a comedic podcast about well… everything. Babies, the artistic life, feminism, crazy Irish families, crazy Norwegian families, crappy jobs, stand up comedy and more. A laugh riot with hopefully a bit of poignancy from us to you and yours. Pass it around. The damn thing [...]

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There’s a lot of parties going on tonight. Wine bottles opened. I know in other houses there’s crying and cursing and the usual frustration at the Electoral College that the losing side’s of elections complain about. I want to celebrate. I am happy to not be under a presidency that won’t value human rights over [...]

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Late Nights. Existential and others…


When you start a theater company there are many things you’re supposed to do. We never did with Working Group. Like have a mission statement. They seemed fake and bullshit-y… nonsense you wrote for grants “OUR MISSION is to create new plays and bold interpretations of classics!” “our mission is to do plays straight from [...]

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