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    Delirium’s Daughters Coming to NYC

    Want to share some really exciting news with everyone: my play Delirium’s Daughters is going to be produced in NYC from 2/26 – 3/14, 2015 at the Theatre Row Studio Theatre. I’ll share more details soon – the process of how this came about is an amazing story on its own. Thanks to Kathleen Butler […]

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    Our Means of Making in This Noisy World

    If you are a maker of things – of art – there has never been a better or a worse time to be alive. Our tools today are beyond exceptional. Anyone can make a movie, compose an album or symphony, publish a novel or book of strange and fabulous poems. Our means of distribution are […]

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    Revel’s Rivals Wins at LIFF!

    Showing your film at a festival is great – but winning a top award at the event makes it just a little better. It was announced on October 9, 2012 that Revel’s Rivals won the award for Best Animated Feature at the Louisville International Festival of Film. The trophy – in typical Louisville fashion was […]

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    Two Classy and Classically Cool Shakespeares (on Stage and Screen)

    I’ve recently come across two productions of Shakespeare that definitely caught my attention. The first is the film recording of Julie Taymor’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The film premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. I certainly don’t want to say that Taymor is borrowing from other sources – like Cirque […]

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    Robin Williams – The Death of Comedy

    The great social media miracle of the year will be the transformation of Robin Williams into the poster child for clinical depression. Perhaps, if he knew the world was going to react in this way – he might have stuck it out a little longer. Let me add quickly that I have first-hand experience with […]

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    Going to the Movies, Gone.

    I am going to quote from a quote from the NY Times: “The impulse to make a film,” Janet Pierson wrote in her response to my survey, “has far outrun the impulse to go out and watch in a theater.” Ms. Pierson runs the South by Southwest film festival, which is where Lena Dunham’s breakout […]

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    Shakespeare Wrote Shakespeare

    One of the books that I return to frequently for inspiration, and a more rigorous understanding of how powerful verse can be, is Shakespeare’s Use of the Arts of Language, by Sister Miriam Joseph. To many, this might sound like a dry, academic tome. But if you are a fan of the way Shakespeare sounds, […]

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    Disney Goes Indy

    It was reported this weekend that Disney had acquired the rights to the Indiana Jones series. This is on top of the Star Wars and Marvel purchases from the past year or so. If Harry Potter and Twilight were still in play, they’d probably buy those as well. It’s no secret that Franchises and Merchandising […]

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Beautiful young dancer with black smoke curles around her

Our Means of Making in This Noisy World

If you are a maker of things – of art – there has never been a better or a worse time to be alive. Our tools today are beyond exceptional. Anyone can make a movie, compose an album or symphony, publish a novel or book of strange and fabulous poems. Our means of distribution are […]

taymor-midsummers

Two Classy and Classically Cool Shakespeares (on Stage and Screen)

I’ve recently come across two productions of Shakespeare that definitely caught my attention. The first is the film recording of Julie Taymor’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The film premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. I certainly don’t want to say that Taymor is borrowing from other sources – like Cirque […]

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Robin Williams – The Death of Comedy

The great social media miracle of the year will be the transformation of Robin Williams into the poster child for clinical depression. Perhaps, if he knew the world was going to react in this way – he might have stuck it out a little longer. Let me add quickly that I have first-hand experience with […]