A Director’s Journey to Broadway

Directors are to theatre what the depot is to railroads: all trains run through them. Tracks radiate from the director to every corner of a production – the writer, producer, actors, designers, finance people, marketers, and venue management. She also serves the vital defensive function of shielding the creative team […] Continue reading »

Stages of Doug Hughes

Something like a theatre express train has occasionally operated from Seattle to New York, conveying directors and executives eastbound. Notable passengers have been Dan Sullivan (Seattle Rep Artistic Director 1981-1997), Doug Hughes (Seattle Rep Associate Artistic Director 1984-1996), and Bart Sher (Intiman Theatre Artistic Director 2000-2010). All became A-list New […] Continue reading »

Finding Your Sweet Spot as a Writer

Aaron Sorkin teaches an online course about screenwriting, offered through the MasterClass company, which I just completed. (Last spring I took another MasterClass course, that one taught by scriptwriter and director David Mamet, and found it worthwhile.) Even if you don’t know who Aaron Sorkin is you will be familiar with […] Continue reading »