Josh Bowman explains why he didn’t go to your show. It’s not personal.
Note: I used to hate musical theatre; I’m trying to grow to understand it. The song in any musical is most powerful when it clarifies the singer’s want or emotion. You might think it’s cheesy, but try not to cry when you hear “On My Own“, “Somewhere That’s Green“, or my personal tear tsunami, “Sunrise [...]
People like giving, and often feel awkward about being thanked for it. But secretly, they appreciate it. How a donor responds to direct mail is often different from what they say they want. Why do you think so many charities use frills (like mailing labels)? They make a lot more money than they cost. I [...]
Guestpost #52: Yu Murai – Representative of Kaimaku Pennant race (a theater company) – Ten things I've learned from being a stage director (after the devastating earthquake and tsunami 3.11 in Japan)
I met Yu first when I worked in Vancouver for the PuSh Festival, and later in New York City, where I was witness to one of the most bizarre, funny, unique, and inspired pieces of contemporary performance I have ever seen: “Romeo and Toilet“. Yu is the artistic director of Kaimaku Pennant Race, and I [...]
Guestpost #2: Peter Dickinson – Ten things I’ve learned from collaborating on a multi-media performance
Peter Dickinson is a theorist, professor, writer, and artistic champion in Vancouver. He was one of my all-time favourite teachers. Here is his wonderful arts blog: http://performanceplacepolitics.blogspot.com Always work with folks way more talented than you. If you’re the writer and ANYONE connected with the show—but most especially the director or one of the performers—asks [...]
Jill Bernard is a teacher, improviser, theater founder, and one-woman dynamo based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her one-woman improv musical Drum Machine is the best thing ever. Here is the theater (or theatre) that she recently founded: http://hugetheater.com/ People use a lot more toilet paper and paper towels than anyone could ever predict. The Minnesota Department [...]