Productivity, Perfectionism, and Learning to Chill

Fundraiser: check. Last show of the season opened: check. Sleeping: … mostly check. (I’ve had a series of intense, strange dreams lately that have kept me from sleeping entirely restfully. Hopefully, this is just a winding-down from the last several weeks.) As someone with a propensity for perfectionism, reflection can be tough. We see our…

Quick & Sleepy Theatre Thoughts

It’s a bit of a busy time since returning from my trip. Besides a little bit of catchup from my time away, I’ve been working hard on prepping for our annual fundraiser (happening May 6). This particular event is always a fun one, and the amount of fun had is, I believe, directly proportional to…

Regularity

When you’re friends with the baristas and the manager at the coffee shop near work, you’re a regular. When the manager asks if you ever get a day off, you’re constantly working. I have been consistently improving my work/life balance, one day at a time. Stage managing is more of a second job that just…

Stage Managing: Phenomenal Cosmic Powers

Stage managing is one of the theatrical delights that I don’t indulge in often. The indulgence is an intense commitment of time and energy, requiring more minute organization and personality management than just about any other position. You’re present every rehearsal–I get some breaks thanks to my assistant stage manager but will still be around…

Denver, Denver, Denver

Clean, large windows. Bright sunlight ping-ponging between buildings, leaving very little in the chill shadows. A downtown populated with pedestrians in search of food, shopping, art, and experiences of all varieties. And they’re allĀ so nice. As inĀ Oregonian-nice. Oh, Denver. You keep this up and I just might stay. I’ve returned this year for another trip…

Epic Endings, Epic Beginnings

I’ve spent the last 22 months of my life in graduate school, figuring out what I’m going to do with my life that will both keep a roof over my head and leave me, mostly and ultimately, pleased with how I’m spending my days. Without the daily rush to a coffee shop to squeeze a…

To Be Continued

Thank you so much for visiting! I am deep in my second-to-last term of graduate school as well as working for the local professional theatre, meaning not much time for blogging. I hope to be able to keep up here soon, and I’ll be able to link to my new showcase website! Thanks again for…

TCG’s Top Ten(ish) Playwrights for 2012/2013

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has helped to both track and substantiate industry trends among the nation’s nonprofit professional theatres. Along with publications of their top ten most produced titles each season, TCG in recent years has offered a list of the most produced playwrights. (Note: all information reflects only the information provided by TCG member…

Research Begins

I’ve started my long, likely arduous journey into the great realm of graduate research by diving into Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, a report sponsored by the theatre development fund that was carried out, compiles, and written up by Todd London with Ben Pesner and Zannie Giraud Voss. After…

Research!

Blog postings here are more than overdue. Research proposals, events, and activities at work and within my graduate program are keeping my hands attached to the keyboard everywhere other than this site. Keep up with me on Twitter (@wrkngbrkfst), and I hope to be able to play catch-up a bit once fall term has ended!