Most importantly, I have a production of The Magnificent Masked Hearing Aid coming up in mid-March. This play is near and dear to my heart. I am currently revisiting the script with a short series of rewrites, and once the company goes public with the information about the where and when of it all, I will post the details on this blog.
I started teaching at the Chicago Academy for the Arts this September, in addition to continuing my work at Benedictine University and Prairie State College. I am helping students at Academy write and revise short plays this semester, some of which will be presented to a public audience this December! I will post further details about that performance as the date draws nearer.
I also continue to write for Theatre By Numbers, and will be posting a series of new reviews on the "Criticism" section of this site soon.
And finally, this summer I was a faculty member and director for the National High School Institute in its Theatre Division. I spent six weeks teaching high-achieving high schoolers about Shakespeare and dramatic structure. During the evenings, I adapted and directed Antigone with a score of wonderful designers, a fantastic assistant director, and as game and passionate a cast of student actors as I have ever worked with. It was a wonderful experience, and below are some of the photos from the experience. I hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed creating them!