Circles

Quick admission of vulnerability: I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m running in circles with no direction and confused, tired, and failing. It feels like the only way to find myself is to throw myself into doing MORE things… which ultimately feels like I’m spinning into more madness, isolation, and fear. Backing up: I’ve committed…

Finding My Way

So, I’ve been accepted into the Theatre Bay Area ATLAS Program for Playwrights. As defined by me, the ATLAS program is a series of workshops provided by Theatre Bay Area which helps theatre artists take their art to the “next level” which defined is simply what you want to make of it as long as…

My Second Job

  So dumb that I wasted the last 10 minutes looking for Free images I can use on this blog. (Update: I found two images from pixabay.com) No matter, the content right now is what matters. Plus, I’m not really writing this blog for others… which doesn’t really make sense. At any rate, I’ve been doing…

Validating My Voice… or Lack Thereof

  So, it’s feeling really sucky to be a playwright right now for me. And I think I finally figured out the cause of my suckiness: I’m no longer getting the validation I used to get from my writing. I think I wrote in a blog post AGES ago as to why I want to…

New American Chapter

  After spending most of the morning and afternoon filling out the requirements to submit New American Order to the Living Room Series by The Blank Theatre in L.A., I’ve come away with a deeper appreciation for the work I’ve done over the two three years working on this play. I guess I’ve taken Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton…

Getting back into the Game

Getting back into the game. Spent the last couple of months getting into the flow of a full-time job and an even fuller project that took up so much of my time that I really forgot why I went to school. I was telling someone the other day that I miss “the hustle” of writing…

#31Plays31Days – 2015 Edition

After taking a break from writing for this last year, I’m ready to write at least one play a day for the month of August! Maybe. How’s this I promise to write 31 plays in honor of each day in August! I’m building allowances in case I miss a day and have to catch up….

Catching up

Hey Blog! So what’s the word? The word is that I am pretty burnt out. I’ve put in about a 60 hour work week and not one of those hours was spent writing. Well, I kinda take that back. Wednesday Nights are my sanctuary time as I get to bask in the gloriousness of teaching…

I’m a Finalist!

First thing when I pulled the envelope from the mailbox from The Actors Theatre of Louisville was think, “Awe. They’re so nice about sending rejection letters.” But when when I opened it up and read that Inay’s Wedding Dress was a finalist, I just kept screaming, OMG! Well, the non-acronym version. Actually,  I just read…

MAKING Time to Write

Must. Find. Balance. I can’t think that this is a new thing with writers: finding time to write when you have another responsibility (kids, job, etc.) to handle. In my case, it’s a full-time job. One that I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR! Every time I think of shirking some responsibility for personal time to write,…