On the simple and appropriately bleak set, Seed Productions presents its premiere of This Historic Night, five short plays wound into one terrific show, written by local DC playwright, Jack Novak, wonderfully directed by Lizzy Albert, with few props and simple and effective lighting.
Perfecting the Kiss came into the world almost on a dare. Sometime around the turn of the millennium, I was at a brunch for theater folk and someone (I can’t recall who) pondered aloud, “why has no one written a Noises Off! for Off-Off-Broadway?” Why, indeed…? Around that time, my dear friend and collaborator, Paula […]
My interior critic sounds like Jackie Hoffman as Mamacita and for years she grimly told me I’d never be a writer or performer. My exterior champion Mama Jean—part Auntie Mame, part Mama Rose—relentlessly chanted, “you should be a writer, that’s what you should be doing!” When I put down the bottle I finally silenced Mamacita […]
Have you ever watched “The Good Place” on Netflix? The Tragical Comical Fool’s Game is kind of like that, but with Shakespearean characters. Last year, five graduate students (studying Shakespeare at the aptly named Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon) were tasked with creating an hour long play “inspired by Shakespeare.” The final product was The Tragical […]
Carrie Fisher once said to “take your broken heart and make it art.” I aim to live by these words, which is why all of my solo shows have been derived from my real life experiences–experiences so crazy that fiction can’t even compare.
Four years ago I was held up at gunpoint an hour after my girlfriend broke up with me. That’s how my show begins. I didn’t realize it was the beginning of a show at the time – much less a comedy – I was just happy my grandma taught me if I were ever mugged […]
I’m going to be honest with you guys – I’m scared out of my mind to do this Fringe show, 50 Ways to Date Your Aubrey.
On the Eve wasn’t really a play that I decided to write. I stumbled into it. In 2011 I was nannying on the Upper West Side in New York City, and was slowly feeling that I had lost any semblance of humanity in a flood of runny noses, nap scheduling, and people talking about me […]
On November 8, 2016, I was watching MSNBC cover what would become one of the most shocking moments in our nation’s history. That election felt like a catastrophe. The future had never seemed so dark or uncertain.
Movie Magic Live! answer our questions. Where did the idea for your show come from? While the submission process was in progress, my friends at Fringe mentioned that there were quite a few serious shows, exploring very deep topics. I love compelling theater as much as anyone, but I also know that Fringe is better when […]