Tag Archives: Linguistic Experiments: Theater

On Dialogue (Redux)

A: Why are we talking about this again? (Gunshot.) B: You can come in now. (Door opening and closing.  Footsteps.) C: Hey, thanks so much for inviting me. (Beat.) Who’s that? B: An actor. C: He looks dead. B: He’s … Continue reading

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On Dialogue

A: Why are we talking about this again? B: Because the most common complaint I’ve heard from people who write plays (and who write in general) is that they can’t write dialogue. A: Can you? B: Is that really a … Continue reading

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First Night Blues

By the time you read this, the first performance of “Oedipus and the Sphinx” will be over.  The curtain will have gone up, the actors will have said their pieces, and the curtain will have fallen. Except there is no … Continue reading

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It’s opening night! Open everything!

Opening night is such a strange experience.  Suddenly, all the time you’ve been spent working on this one production, whether it be months or weeks or years, is resolved to a single small segment of time, some two hours in … Continue reading

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Oedipus and the Sphinx: The Musical!

If you’ve ever wanted to see Greek myths brought to life singing and dancing and carrying on, well, now here’s your chance! And if you’ve never wanted to see that then, really, what are you doing here? [I was asking … Continue reading

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From the Page to the Stage and Other Facile Rhymes

I hadn’t planned on acting in “Oedipus and the Sphinx”, but that doesn’t mean I would’ve been divorced from the production altogether.  With this play, I was simply planning on being the producer – though, of course, I was already … Continue reading

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Two Bees or Not Two Bees

I am not an actor. I have been in the past.  I’ve taken the requisite acting classes in college.  I was in a play in high school (that I wrote) and the musical once or twice (the chorus, of course).  … Continue reading

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The Naissance of Barefoot Theater

Why does my cat hiss at nothing?  Why does she get angry at her own tail?  These questions and more will never be answered– But what will be answer… or at least talked about… mentioned, perhaps, in a community newsletter, … Continue reading

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Advertising! In Earnest!

Although I suppose all advertising is in earnest: It wants you to buy whatever it is it’s selling. And although “buy” can be metaphorical — in that the advertising wants you to accept, put faith in, believe, not simply spend … Continue reading

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A Play in the BooTown Houston Fringe Festival!

Pleased you would be to mark your calendars for the 15th, 16th, and 17th of May in the Year of Our Lord 2009. Specifically, clear your schedule for the hours of 5 to 7 pm on the 16th and 17th … Continue reading

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