In March 2017, I was lucky enough to get to catch both nights of The Magnetic Fields' marvelous live rendering of 50 Song Memoir, their latest numbered opus. What intrigued me wasn't just how Stephin Merritt wove his autobiography through the songs, but how the format of the autobiography seemed to draw him out in ways … Continue reading “Merritt’s Musial Memories” Now Published!
This summer, I participated in Sala Beckett's (Barcelona, Spain) 12th annual Obrador d'estiu (Summer Workshop) as a member of the invited 10 person international participants. The workshop, run by Simon Stephens, focused on international dialogue and conversation between the playwrights. We also attended various plays at the Festival du Grec, Barcelona's premiere international theatre and … Continue reading “American Pageant” at Sala Beckett’s Obrador d’estiu
This August, my chapter "Capitalizing on Cool: The Music that Makes Girls" arrived via the new book HBO's Girls The Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege. The collection, edited by Elwood Watson, Jennifer Mitchell, & Marc Edward Shaw, features 10 essays on the acclaimed HBO show ranging from musings about the guys of Girls to feminist politics. My own contribution investigates … Continue reading “Capitalizing on Cool: The Music that Makes Girls” out now!
This Sunday, April 26, my new play, La Princesa will take the boards for the first time as a reading, directed by José Zayas, at Jack. The play is based on this historical life of Juana of Austria, a Spanish regent from the mid 16th century, who was also, secretly, the only woman Jesuit. Though her … Continue reading La Princesa Reading this Sunday (April 26) at JACK
For all of you who use Goodreads like I do (to massively update your library with just a few clicks and marvel at people who give 1 star reviews to incredible books), you can now find my profile on the site's page. There you can, evidently, ask questions and I'll try to respond in a … Continue reading I’m a Goodreads Author
For those of you who are fans of tangibility, the written word, physical copies, material presence, and kicking it old school, The Boat in the Tiger Suit has finally reached its actual print form. No longer banished to the 1s and 0s of your Kindle, iPad, or Nook, you can now actually pick it up, open … Continue reading Now in Actual Print
I'm thrilled to announce that my play The Boat in the Tiger Suit is now available for pre-order from Original Works Publishing. The play, which was produced in August 2013 at The Brick in NYC, is listed at only $6.99, a $5 discount from the normal price. You can pick up a copy here. From the back … Continue reading “The Boat in the Tiger Suit” Now Available for Pre-Order
In March, Theatre Journal published "The Act of Being Saved: Hell House and the Salvific Performative," an essay exploring how Hell House is able to engineer conversions in its audience. I coin the term "salvific performative" to describe the speech act whereby one changes one's faith. Using first-hand visits to Hell Houses at Guts Church (Tulsa) and … Continue reading “The Act of Being Saved: Hell House and the Salvific Performative” in Theatre Journal Vol. 66 No. 1
My article "The Geography of Disappearing: Meatyard, Butchertown, and Perspective in Naomi Iizuka's At the Vanishing Point" arrived hot-off-the-press last week, published by Contemporary Theatre Review (volume 24, issue 2). Abstract: Naomi Iizuka’s At the Vanishing Point weaves together physical and metaphysical landscapes to evince an understanding of Butchertown, a historic post-industrial neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, through the … Continue reading “The Geography of Disappearing” out in Contemporary Theatre Review
This August, I was asked to do a short story about a Road Trip for the Scranton Story Slam. Awkwardness and hilarity ensued. Enjoy it below and many thanks to Pamela Hill and Scranton Story Slam. It was a blast!