The Power of Plays to Navigate Political Uncertainty

Two elaborately costumed actors take a curtain call.

Introduction Theater comments on politics and society. Plays speak truth and connect deeply. In times of upheaval, plays become more powerful. Theater helps navigate complex issues, inspires action, and promotes understanding. The Power of Empathy Plays have a remarkable power to create empathy. When we watch a play, we are transported to another world, where […]

October 19, 2023

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Can Community Theaters Survive The Pandemic?

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Community theaters, performing arts and entertainment worldwide, were compelled to shut their doors to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This jeopardized the long-term viability of theatrical plays, productions and content creation for film, television, and streaming services.

September 17, 2021

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Contemporary Medical Terminology

For today, we have three, interrelated medical neologisms… WEB-MD-OSIS: Based on the patient’s research on WebMD, they are convinced they have either Ebola, cancer or some other deadly disease. HYPER-GOOGLE-CHONDRIA: Based on the patient’s research on the Google search engine, they are convinced they have either Ebola, cancer or some other deadly disease. BING-ALGIA: Based […]

February 25, 2019

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Dutiful Wives

Three men were drinking together at their favorite watering hole, talking about how their wives needed to be instructed in their wifely duties after they were married. “When I brought home my new bride, I told her what I expected right up front,” the first fellow bragged, “I told her she needed to keep up […]

February 19, 2019

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Passing Hearts

When it comes to writing, it is sometimes hard to judge where the line between not enough and too much exposition lives. Storytelling that is truly impactful and which leaves the most lasting impression is of the kind that draws your audience in carefully and leads to a satisfying, emotional connection with the characters, without […]

February 14, 2019

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Good Morning, Everyone!

It’s a good day. We woke up this morning, breathed in and out, and we have a new President-elect that we either wanted or did not. Today, I refuse to be afraid. Today, I will not be considering a move to Canada, although it is a lovely country and great to visit. Today, I strengthen […]

November 9, 2016

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NaNoWriMo Begins, Wish Me Luck!

As of tomorrow, I start my first NaNoWriMo. Not sure what that is? It’s a masochistic little exercise wherein I attempt to bang out the first draft of a minimum 50k word novel in 30 days. It’s called National Novel Writing Month, and it’s an annual event that happens from November 1 to 30. In […]

October 31, 2016

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A Writer Writing About Writing While He Writes

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This November, I’m doing something crazy, something I’ve been toying with for ages. Every year, writers from around the world participate in this crazy, off-the-rails, manic form of group hysteria called National Novel Writing Month, foreshortened to “NaNoWriMo”. The idea is to pump out the first draft of a novel in 30 days time. Writers […]

October 23, 2016

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