The 19th Amendment Project at Burning Coal Theatre Company
I'm so excited to be working again with Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, NC. They've commissioned 14 short plays by women and non-binary playwrights working locally nationally and internationally, each writing about the passage of the 19th Amendment and its enduring impact 100 years later.
Burning Coal has partnered with companies all over central North Carolina to produce the plays for an online festival, starting August 17th.
For more information and tickets, please visit their website.
Here's my response to a community question about some of the decisions we make in the theatre when conceiving a production. Great River Shakespeare Festival has been posting questions and answers from members of their community and company all summer as part of their #GRSFEverywhere pandemic-era programming.
Something to make you smile
Shakespeare's Test Kitchen
Great River Shakespeare Festival has been producing a web series "Shakespeare's Test Kitchen" as a way to connect, cook, nerd out and smile a little during this crazy time. My partner, Jon Finnegan, and I made an episode. Please enjoy.
An almost-opening and a show postponed one year
Like all of us in the theatre community, my professional life has been shaken up this spring. Our production of Men on Boats at Connecticut Repertory Theatre almost opened but the campus at UCONN, where CRT lives, closed for in-person events just as we finished tech rehearsals. The ensemble of actors, designers and technicians rallied to make a single performance possible for ourselves and our close colleagues. It was a special, heart-felt event and I'm proud to have been a part of it.
Great River Shakespeare Festival has postponed their 17th season one year, so I hope to see all of you in Winona in the summer of 2021 to see The Tempest. I'm very excited about what's in store.
Meanwhile, I'm safe and healthy and able to ride out this storm with people who love me. I'm feeling pretty lucky. Stay safe, all. Here's to whatever we make next.