Clichés & Content: Why Should I See Your Show?

I came across this website about avoiding clichés when writing and though I would agree, sometimes a cliché is all one can absorb. Summer is my favorite time of year. It’s a mix of relaxation and theatre crazy. Festival season is up and running and the shows seem to be on overdrive. Writing content for…

TBB: Festival Season, Madame Infamy, They Call Me Q, Woman at the Funerals

We are truly in the middle of New York City’s Festival season. There’s the Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), The Strawberry Festival, The Brick Comic Book Theatre Festival, The West Village Musical Theatre Festival (WVMTF) and so much more. It’s hard to know which shows to see in which festival in…

Friendship: Cas, What is Happening Right Now?

One of my last conversations with my dear friend friend, Cas, included the phrase “you’re the asshat with cancer”. It’s not important what the context was but just the fact that I could say that to him. We both nodded and and then busted out laughing. Well, I had a good belly laugh. He did his…

Amazing Theatre Cities – Roadtrip?

I just came across this article as I was cleaning my inbox: 17 Amazing Theater Cities That Aren’t London or New York and I want to go to all of them the exception of Chicago. I went to the Chicago Fringe last year when my friend, Valerie Hager, performed her one woman show, Naked in Alaska (see below)….

Guest Blogger: Melissa Robinette Talks Acting & Doing

I meet a lot of interesting people. I meet a lot of interesting people in unique situations. Melissa Robinette is one of my favorite interesting people I have met in a unique situation. Last fall, our mutual friend, Doug Shapiro (Savvy Actor & Fearless Mensch) needed a few people for his class at Pace University….

The Closet Bitch is No Bitch

The house music is blaring and you are dancing in your seat. The image on Shana A. Solomon’s program shows a towering diva. Then she steps on stage, monolithic in her diminutive frame. Engaging and widely talented, Solomon draws the audience into her story in the Boogie Down Bronx, where her father hustled, her mother pleaded from outside…

TBB: Planet Connections Final Week, Our Bar, Newtown Literary Release

Believe it or not, I do actually do activities that are non-theatrical. This past week, I decided to take a night off and hang out with some fellow artists at an open mic for Inspired Word.  I read three poems that are in the running for my performance at the Kaufman Studios Block Party.  I don’t perform…