Tell me if you’ve heard this one.

There’s a joke that’s been coming back in my mind for a while, now. I can’t remember the details, and it makes me crazy. I don’t know if it’s a joke, or one of those academic urban legends, or both. Here’s what I can remember. Students in a theology course at a prestigious university spreadContinue reading “Tell me if you’ve heard this one.”

Want to help us make a story?

In six days, Vince and I are going to take A Big Risk. We’re going to get on a plane (Vince hates flying) and go to Minneapolis, Minnesota. There we’re going to hand a script to a room full of people, most of whom I haven’t met (first-draft readings take a pint of my blood),Continue reading “Want to help us make a story?”

Things are looking up!

 Good things are happening. I’m pleased to announce that Wide Open Spaces will be read as part of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival this summer! Wide Open Spaces is the play that I wrote about Georgia O’Keeffe, and her personal changes that made her the painter we know today. It has forty-some odd characters played byContinue reading “Things are looking up!”

Things that keep me awake at night

 Once upon a time there was a playwright who was really, really bored. She sent a Facebook message to a friend, a director, who was never bored, halfway across the country. The message was, “I need something new to write about, throw me a prompt.” The director said, “Just above the 60th parallel in theContinue reading “Things that keep me awake at night”

Orphan Black Is My Personal Trainer

Not only are the Sestras of Team Leda my personal trainers, but also, as a result, I can survive car crashes, get stabbed through the side with rebar, run, fight, shoot with accuracy, and dig a grave through a cement floor. Impressed? Don’t be. I may be exaggerating. Let me back up a bit. During theContinue reading “Orphan Black Is My Personal Trainer”

we’ll find a place where there’s room to grow

Before you think this has turned into a Paul Williams Stalker Blog, let me give you a little bit of background. Matt Casarino (friend, playwright, singer-songwriter, performer and half of the band HOT BREAKFAST!) and I have been discussing the Paul Williams documentary, Still Alive. It stuck in our craw, collectively, as you might say.Continue reading “we’ll find a place where there’s room to grow”

Are you in Southern California?

If you are, or plan to be, in the Los Angeles area on Thursday, November 13, you owe it to yourself to head down to Casa 101 Theatre in Boyle Heights to see Teatro MOZ. Tickets are now available for a showcase of Latino-American love for the man whose voice helped redefine masculinity, Morrissey.  TheContinue reading “Are you in Southern California?”

From the mystical land west of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge

So, Vince and I have been working on a podcast, and I’d love it if you’d give it 20 minutes of your time, a listen and a look-see. It’s called Radio Free Tacony. Comments and criticism are welcome.

Who would win in a fight?

Bill Hader hosted Saturday Night live this past week, and, surprisingly, ranked historically low ratings. Despite Hader’s status as an SNL favorite and his new movie, The Skeleton Twins (with fellow SNL favorite Kristen Wiig) out in theaters, even I didn’t watch it. I like Bill Hader, particularly for his bizarre portrayal of Julian Assange. TheContinue reading “Who would win in a fight?”

Comments and Search Terms, or SEO Writing and Pat Smear

  SEO (Search Engine Optimized) Writing seems to be the main topic of interest that anyone ever comments about here on this little blog of mine. It’s fascinating. With all of the writing that I and sometimes my husband do about pop culture, music, theatre and the occasional recipe for canine cuisine, the one weirdContinue reading “Comments and Search Terms, or SEO Writing and Pat Smear”