Writing

THE BAD KIDS

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I love teaching theatre to people of all ages, it is one of my greatest joys. I especially loved when I was teaching young people and I was handed The Bad Kids— The anarchists, The ones who had insomnia, The ones who wore vintage Issey Miyake they found deeply buried in the bins at Goodwill…

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, QUEENS, NYC

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Noxious night. No air. Breathing impaired. Hot. Humid. Put it this way, you know how when you get loaded in the boats on Pirates of Caribbean, And you start your “voyage”, And then you drop down that first ramp, And then you float into the ride and you feel that blast of humidity, And you…

MEET THE MESS

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“Meet The Mess!” It’s all starting to sound like the opening number from ‘Music Man’. Next time you’re watching one of these Punditry Parades, try turning off the sound and replacing it with ‘Rock Island’. It’s better than two martini’s in Disneyland:       David Gregory: Ever meet a fellow by the name of…

WILLY GROWS UP

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If Death of a Salesman in 2012 tells us anything it tells us Willy Loman had an amazing life by today’s standards. For starters, he had a three story house in Brooklyn with a yard big enough for his two dumb sons to run around and play football. Hello? Do you know how much a…

2/29/2012

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February 29th, the bonus day we get once every four years. It’s also when a strange little village in the Highland’s of Scotland comes to life for the day and four guys in plaid jackets give the concert they never had a chance to give in the 1950’s because their plane crashed with Buddy Holly,…