Self-Producing for Theatre

What do you do once you’ve written a play? How do you move it toward production? Dramatists posed those questions to renowned playwright and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley (Moonstruck, Doubt) during a visit to Seattle four years ago. “Don’t wait for someone to produce it. Go put it up on […] Continue reading »

Finding a Director, and Bidding Farewell

When a script has the merit and good fortune (both are necessary) to move off the writer’s desk into production, a lonely orphan is getting adopted into a big, noisy family. The person charged with focusing that family’s talent and bursting energy is the director. He is the hub from which […] Continue reading »

Holiday Visitor from Afar

Two months ago, right on time for the holidays, we received an unexpected visitor from far away. By we I refer to “earthlings” and “far away” means hailing from another stellar system somewhere in the Milky Way galaxy. Our guest was an interstellar asteroid. Immediately after its initial discovery in October by […] Continue reading »