I read the news today, oh boy.

You want to come see Traveling Light.  I haven’t been writing much lately, but other people have been, and the hard work of the production team and actors is coming to fruition in a delicate and multifaceted setting.  Fortunately, so far our coins in the wishing well are echoing and rippling rather nicely.  Playwrights workContinue reading “I read the news today, oh boy.”

Murder on Choctaw Ridge

Last night, as I was getting ready to leave for rehearsal, Vince was sitting on the couch eating a big plate of poached haddock and brown rice. VINCE: I found out something really important. ME: What’s that? VINCE: The truth about Billie Joe McAllister and The Tallatchee Bridge. ME: Really. VINCE: Mm-hm. ME: What’s that.Continue reading “Murder on Choctaw Ridge”

too late to be night, too early to be morning

So, here’s some of what we were up to at Mount Moriah Cemetery. Again, Kyra Baker as WPC Foster, Doug Greene as Joe Orton, Bob Stineman as Brian Epstein, all photos by Kyle Cassidy. Only seven weeks to Opening Night. Performance Summary: Traveling Light by Lindsay Harris Friel, directed by Liam Castellan. Produced by Liam’s SofaContinue reading “too late to be night, too early to be morning”

A Midsummer Night’s Dreamers

Traveling Light makes its Philadelphia premiere this September in the Philly Fringe.   Once upon a time there was a young man who heard some really beautiful music. He’d dedicated his whole life to aesthetic pursuits, but when he went down into a dark cavern and heard the beat and the harmony, he knew heContinue reading “A Midsummer Night’s Dreamers”

Happy Birthday, David Bowie

  David Bowie turns 66 today, and, true to form as a brilliant marketing person as well as an artist, he’s giving us all a birthday present. His new album is released today, with a new single, ‘Where Are We Now?’ with an accompanying video. The short film by Tony Oursler is as captivating asContinue reading “Happy Birthday, David Bowie”

Cut Me Some Slack

Okay, so here’s my quick review of the giant ham and cheese sandwich that is the Nirvana-McCartney shebang last night. which I did not see until 6:30 this morning, which was this  recording, while making coffee. 0:04: Dave Grohl: I am totally gonna do that Namaste bow I learned from the hot chicks in yogaContinue reading “Cut Me Some Slack”

Things I Find Inexplicably Funny

  It’s that magical time of year, where I have to dig in, eschew all social contact, and sacrifice myself to finals. I’ve been spending the rainiest day in recent memory reading academic journal articles on Abstract Expressionism, and when this paper is finished and handed in, I will never want to look at aContinue reading “Things I Find Inexplicably Funny”