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#8 Beau Jest

We met in person right at the start of rehearsals for Beau Jest. She was playing the lead; I was just the new Managing Director. I had misgivings about the show – I worked admin on the New York production, had seen it a gazillion times, and my standards were pretty high. To be honest, I was worried that my first show with this new company might send me packing back to the east coast.

I needn’t worry. The director really knew what she was doing, and found comedy beats and real heart where the fancy New York folk hadn’t.

And that lead actress – well, watching her work her magic on stage worked on me. Nothing is as sexy as laughter, and she made me laugh.

Still does.

And yes, that does mean she’s still just as sexy.

{originally posted as part of the countdown to our silver anniversary}

Her, Shawn and Curt in Beau Jest

Dialogue as Choreography

A tidbit on approaching dialogue from a production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

Star Props

Here are more props hanging in the halls of Asbury’s Communications building.

What film/TV show/play are these from?

The Band’s Visit

A brief discussion of setups and payoffs in the musical, The Band’s Visit.

What’s that from? The Pants.

Another prop hanging in the halls at Asbury University. Can you guess where this is from?

Write Now! Workshop

My interview with host Kitty Bucholtz is now out:

Here for the podcast.

Here for the YouTube video.


Five Part Story

My take on the Five Sentence Story – a simple structure lesson from improv.

Christmas Memories

So, you find yourself in Massachusetts thinking, “Wow, sure is pretty out here. But it doesn’t feel like Christmas if I don’t see a show written by Sean.”

Well, you’re in luck! Sea Change Theatre just happens to be putting on a Christmas play that Karen Lund and I wrote!

christmas memories poster

Oh, and for those of who find yourself in North Dakota, thinking, “I want to see Sean’s play too!”

Yeah, got nothing for ya.