Category Archives: Random Stuff

Line!

This is a Ramble. Read at your own risk. Getting off-book is a problem for many actors. There are many excuses, but the truth is I don’t actually hear that many excuses nowadays. A while back, Facebook saw a rise … Continue reading

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Top 10 Favorite Harry Potter Characters

Because I can. 10. Horace Slughorn. Just fun to observe in-book, barely edging out Gilderoy Lockheart. 09. Professor McGonagall. Gains major points in Book 5, but consistently salty throughout. 08. Phineas Nigellus Black. Love-to-hate without hating too much. 07. Griphook. … Continue reading

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The Passion of Boudicca: Casual Reading

Join us November 12 (Saturday) at 11am for a casual reading of The Passion of Boudicca, an Elizabethan-style tragedy. DATE: Saturday, November 12 TIME: 11:00am to 1:00pm, with a discussion afterward VENUE: Pendulum Theater Space: Stage Studio (1803 W Byron … Continue reading

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Robert Liston’s Snickety Snack

ROBERT LISTON’S SNICKETY SNACK, my first micro-epic poem, was debuted at Living Room Vauntgardia’s Vaunted House on October 21, 2016. ROBERT LISTON’S SNICKETY SNACK Rob Liston, my specialty’s amputation. I’ve acquired a grandiose reputation. You lie down on your back, … Continue reading

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David Wong on Cruelty

“Every living being has but one need: power. Power over other living things. You need it to grow, to eat, to reproduce. And cruelty is the ultimate expression of power. To impose needless, extreme suffering and humiliation on another. It … Continue reading

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The Farce and Force of Political Theater

I just read an interesting article on Politico about a way off-broadway, political work, “The Trial of an American President.” In it, playwright Dick Tarlow puts George W. Bush on trial for war crimes and invites the audience to vote … Continue reading

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Authentic Dishonesty

I don’t think what we blurt out in the moment is necessarily more honest than what we say after careful reflection. I think (and I’m of course not alone here) that there is a growing push for authenticity in our … Continue reading

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A Brief (?) Moment of Weakness

I wish there were buzzfeed-esque articles telling people why my plays are brilliant, and why people should appreciate them. It seems to work out well for nearly everything else. “Why Redgrin Grumble’s speech on the Dog Channel is important, and … Continue reading

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Megalovania and Interpretive Art

Like many people, I fell obnoxiously in love with Undertale shortly after its release. It’s an indie video game, very retro, and strongly influenced by the Mother series. It also has a number of revolutionary concepts in its design and … Continue reading

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Teach Me, Triforce

Here’s three really simple things The Legend of Zelda teaches us. 1. Power will overwhelm Wisdom; it takes Courage to rescue it. 2. Courage exists only to challenge Power. 3. Only when Wisdom is safe, is there Peace.

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