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My first in what will be an ongoing series of my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York.
How I Became An Interim Artistic Director This post is the first of an ongoing series about my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. How did I becom...
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My latest blog, an Open Letter to Meg Rosoff, who recently wrote, "There are not too few books for marginalised young people."
Dear Meg Rosoff, You have totally missed the point.  I wish I didn't feel compelled to write you this. It has been a long day for me - I started by making a pot of turkey chocolate chili, then attended a preview for Perfect A...
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What I've Learned About Auditions or, A Love Letter to NY Actors
  What I've Learned About Auditions or, A Love Letter to NY Actors The first time I cast a show using a full, professional
audition process was about ten years ago. As I sat in the room with the casting director, the reader, and
the artistic director, I sud...
 What I've Learned About Auditions or, A Love Letter to NY Actors The first time I cast a show using a full, professional audition process was about ten years ago. As I sat in the room with the casting director, the reader,...
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Thanks for this post. So helpful to actors. I'm a friend of Fengar Gaels and I met you at one of her readings which you directed. Fengar is a big fan. Peter Pamela Rose reposted this article. Guess she's a fan, too. I'm sensing a trend.
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My most furious blog post yet, about a deeply homophobic streak in The New York Times. 
The New York Times Can Kiss My Ass Dear New York Times, I understand that an organization that produces as much content as you do will, occasionally, produce something impressively tone-deaf (see Alessandra Stanley's piec...
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Stories of Joy & Triumph
Would it have killed the photographer to tell me to fix my hair? Stories of Joy & Triumph It's been a while since I blogged.  The contributing factors:  I haven't really cared about anything enough to blog about it, I've been investing time and resources in...
Would it have killed the photographer to tell me to fix my hair? Stories of Joy & Triumph It's been a while since I blogged.  The contributing factors:  I haven't really cared about anything enough to blog about it, I've bee...
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My latest post, a Blog Hop about what I'm up to and info on other writers whose work I'm digging these days.
Author Blog Hop Elise Forier Edie I got invited to do this author blog hop thing and since I haven't posted in (who even knows how long) and because I like the author who invited me to do it so much, I said yes. Elise Forier ...
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How I Became An Interim Artistic Director
How I Became An Interim Artistic Director This post is the first of an ongoing series about my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York.   How did I become an interim artistic director? Four hours b...
How I Became An Interim Artistic Director This post is the first of an ongoing series about my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. How did I becom...
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An Open Letter To Meg Rosoff
Dear Meg Rosoff, You have totally missed the point.  I wish I didn't feel compelled to write you this. It has been a long day for me - I started by making a pot of turkey chocolate chili, then attended a preview for Perfect Arrangement , the off-Broadway sh...
Dear Meg Rosoff, You have totally missed the point.  I wish I didn't feel compelled to write you this. It has been a long day for me - I started by making a pot of turkey chocolate chili, then attended a preview for Perfect A...
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I Should've Brought Tissues: Wendy Wasserstein's Former Typist Reflects on THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
I Should've Brought Tissues In retrospect, it was stupid of me not to bring tissues.  I can't guarantee that you'll have the profoundly cathartic experience I did at the revival of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, since you probably didn't have a day job a...
I Should've Brought Tissues In retrospect, it was stupid of me not to bring tissues.  I can't guarantee that you'll have the profoundly cathartic experience I did at the revival of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, since you ...
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The New York Times Can Kiss My Ass
The New York Times Can Kiss My Ass Dear New York Times, I understand that an organization that produces as much content as you do will, occasionally, produce something impressively tone-deaf (see Alessandra Stanley's piece about Shonda Rhimes last September...
The New York Times Can Kiss My Ass Dear New York Times, I understand that an organization that produces as much content as you do will, occasionally, produce something impressively tone-deaf (see Alessandra Stanley's piec...
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Blog Hop
Author Blog Hop Elise Forier Edie I got invited to do this author blog hop thing and since I haven't posted in (who even knows how long) and because I like the author who invited me to do it so much, I said yes. Elise Forier Edie wrote the book and co-wrote...
Author Blog Hop Elise Forier Edie I got invited to do this author blog hop thing and since I haven't posted in (who even knows how long) and because I like the author who invited me to do it so much, I said yes. Elise Forier ...
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