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Father Comes Home from the Wars by Suzan-Lori Parks
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I started and finished this play today, a snow day here in the Catskills... I was thinking about doing a season of plays about parenting or fathers or something last year, and then the election happened and I decided I had a responsibility to present ...more
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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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I started reading this book when I was directing Robert O'Hara's INSURRECTION: HOLDING HISTORY, but this was during a misguided time where I thought I could direct cutting-edge plays in a new theater program in a month...thinking I would have less at ...more
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The World of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin
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My little guilty pleasure read for the winter break was a nice break from the other readings I've been doing, lately. More on that in a couple of months. The joys of being a professor, where you do research, but often don't ever get to finish a book, ...more
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Slavs! by Tony Kushner
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I re-read this play a couple of days ago in preparation for teaching a class on the Russian dialect, and was so pleased to read this crazy/silly/meaningful play. This is another play with great monologues and scene work, so I'm going to have to pull ...more
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Travesties by Tom Stoppard
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I re-read this play over the past two days, in preparation for teaching a class on the Russian dialect; I remembered that this play had some monologues utilizing that dialect. I had forgotten how great this play is; it's hilarious and has a lot to sa ...more
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Travesties by Tom Stoppard
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I re-read this play over the past two days, in preparation for teaching a class on the Russian dialect; I remembered that this play had some monologues utilizing that dialect. I had forgotten how great this play is; it's hilarious and has a lot to sa ...more
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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Well, technically I've read this already several times, but I read it again for some preparation I was doing for an audition, and I had it on my to-read list about three years ago for some preparation I was doing for my playwrighting class I was teac ...more
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Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill
" Not get over their bias, but not to be paralyzed by their bias. This is a stereotype in prison, that holds true: many men and women feel as though the ...more "
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King Lear by William Shakespeare
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Back in the saddle; I'm going to finish these, now...I hope... We are at KING LEAR. This is not the first time I have read this, nor is it the second...I have read this play a lot; I have also taught this play to the aging mental health community...t ...more
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