Hamlet was a smashing success!

Thank you to everyone who made it to our production of Hamlet in Jersey City; the reviews were raves, and the audiences were amazing. This was the inaugural production for new classical company Shakespeare@, led by Artistic Director (and our Director) Sean Hagerty and producer Sydney Steele, and it was a roaring success in every […]

Next: Polonius in “Hamlet” for Shakespeare@ in Jersey City!

I’m thrilled to announce my next project: I’ll be playing my first Polonius in Hamlet for the inaugural production of new professional company Shakespeare@ in Jersey City, NJ. Hamlet will be played by Irish actor Jonathan Forbes (Amazon’s Catastrophe). My two children, Laertes and Ophelia, will be played by Aria Shaghasemi (CW’s Legacies) and Eden […]

Private Performance of Work-in-Progress Immersive Musical “Whisper Darkly”

Even while Gotham shooting was wrapping up, another cool project appeared.  I was delighted when my beloved director buddy DJ Salisbury (who directed me in The Mystery of Edwin Drood last January) asked me to take part in a private staged reading of the new, immersive musical “cocktail” he’s creating with composer Andrew Gerle.  It’s called Whisper Darkly, and […]

Carey Mulligan Was Stunning in Devastating Solo Play “Girls & Boys”

In Spring 2018, Off-Broadway was electrified by Billie Piper’s astonishing and gut-wrenching performance in Simon Stone’s superb updating of Lorca’s tragedy Yerma. And this summer we had another all-too-limited run: the always-remarkable Carey Mulligan in Dennis Kelly’s truly devastating new solo play, Girls & Boys.  But while Yerma ends with a loud bang, Girls & Boys closes with more […]

Writing the Rockies 2018 Opera Workshop Was a Huge Success

In 2017, as part of the superb Writing the Rockies conference, I directed a staged reading of Act I of the new opera-in-progress Lottie Silks by librettist Enid Holden and composer Justus (Jay) Parrotta. This year, I worked extensively with Enid on revisions to the libretto for Act II, to deepen the characterizations, simplify the storytelling, […]

A Scorchingly Brilliant Billie Piper in an updated Yerma

I’ve been so busy there hasn’t been much time for posts–but I’ll try to catch up with a few now! My husband and I have been huge fans of Ms. Billie Piper since her performance as Rose in the reboot of our beloved Doctor Who.  We’ve loved everything we’ve seen her perform, including a heartbreaking Hero […]

The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Riverside Theatre Was a Hit and a Blast

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while–I have a lot of catching up to do now. If you’re not already following me on Instagram and/or Twitter, those are the places for late-breaking news. It tends to take me longer to sit down and craft blog posts. That said, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Riverside Theatre […]

Join Me in Solving “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Riverside Theatre January 16-February 4!

I’m thrilled to announce I’m playing the fabulous role of hapless theatre geek Bazzard in Rupert Holmes’ remarkable musical comedy whodunnit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the beautiful Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida.   If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s based on the mystery novel Charles Dickens left unfinished at his untimely […]

Premiere of Mike Reiss Play “It’s All in the Execution” at 2017 Writing the Rockies Conference

This July, I had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with Sam Robards (so great in The 39 Steps on Broadway, among other projects) for the finale of the fantastic 2017 Writing the Rockies conference at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, CO. Such a smart, sweet, and funny man. And the pleasure was increased […]

Teaching Presentation Skills to Graduate Student Poets and Novelists

This was my second year as a member of the graduate creative writing faculty at Western State Colorado University, in Gunnison, Colorado.  I was first hired in 2016 by my Harvard classmate David Rothman, head of the program and of the poetry concentration, to teach a summer intensive on presentation skills to second-year grad student […]