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EdFringe: A (Pleasant) Punch To The Face

I've been absent from the TheatreFaces for two weeks.

I've been at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for four weeks.

The EdFringe kind of kicked my butt. In all the right ways. 

(Get your mind out of the gutter.)

It was an amazing experience in an amazing city, and the hectic schedule and exhaustion of travel and the confusion and melding of time and days one into the other (and inevitable illness that struck our group like a mini-plague) ultimately…


Posted on September 2, 2013 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Bo Burnham: "What"

Once in a while you see a show that hits you and inspires you and makes you excited and thrilled to be an artist and makes you aspire to create work that achieves just a fraction of what you just saw. Once in a very, very great while, that work is a comedy. Once in a rare, rare, rare moment, that work is a stand up comic. 

Bo Burnham: What

Bo Burnham was that. Absolutely incredible. He takes all of the hyperbolic language found…


Posted on August 11, 2013 at 5:37pm

How To Make a Collaborative Project (That Doesn't End with Everyone Hating Everyone)

I love theater because it's kind of collaborative magic.

It's a sort of alchemy where somehow the end result is (usually) greater than the sum of its parts. Where you get to create something, then other people you love and trust add things to your something, and then unicorns and rainbows and explosions of awesome dust burst all over the stage. …


Posted on August 5, 2013 at 8:00am

Plan B: or, Please Don't Abort!

One time, I was watching a stand up comic whose name I can't remember. He told one joke, randomly said, "you know, I've always been terrible at transitions." Then he proceeded to tell a complete non-sequitur story.

That story would've been a lot funnier if I remembered any of the details about his set. Or who it was. But, uh, trust me, it was funny. And it totally worked.



Here's the thing I find funny about working in theater, and getting… Continue

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

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