Wrestling the imagination out of my head is what I'm doing when I write a play. It is a gargantuan task to do that, by the way, and I carry no pretense of inborn ability. Like any other craft, playwriting takes years of finding just the right blend of failure, enthusiasm and discipline. I have … Continue reading Wrestling the Imagination Out of My Head
"I have been - and always shall be - your friend." I can hear Mark Brotherton saying those words so clearly right now, and how much I need him to hear that line from me. In fact, I can hear so many of his oft-repeated lines, quotes and memories that I don't think I'll ever … Continue reading Mark Brotherton
This summer I've been back in Maine at the Heartwood Regional Theater Company, rehearsing Shakespeare's The Tempest. We open this Friday! I get to play King Alonso of Naples of Milan, who with his nobleman, must battle storms, harpies and lingering melancholy while they search for Ferdinand - the young heir to the throne. Little does Alonso … Continue reading A Tempest is A-Brewin’!