Monthly Archives: May 2013

Absolute Core Truths of Theatre Personnel Management

Great. Real and to the point. Things to work towards when I become an artistic director someday. 🙂

Bitter Gertrude

This is something I wrote for Theatre Bay Area‘s Chatterbox blog in 2011. If you’re a Bay Area theatremaker or theatre company, you need to be a member of TBA!

You can see this post in its original setting here. I recommend going there to click around the blog. There are some really excellent articles there. Velina Brown‘s posts with advice for actors are particularly excellent.



This season marked my 10th anniversary as artistic director of Impact Theatre, and my 15th with the company as a founding member. When I became Impact’s AD, I quickly became aware of the fact that there’s no AD boot camp. There’s no Handbook for New ADs. Some local people were very helpful—Patrick Dooley at Shotgun Players was especially generous. Now that I’m more established, people who are planning to start their…

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Mike Nichols

Wonderful Inside the Actors Studio interview with the incredible Mike Nichols. He is definitely an inspiration to me and someone who I would LOVE love love to work with someday.

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A Few Theatre Legends

Taken at the New Place Theatre in Los Angeles when I was doing a play reading there. Pretty cool! It’s great to have stuff like this up on the wall in a theatre so you can feel connected to the great wealth of theatre history that’s come before us.

Old School Theatre Legends

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