A Road Built By You

There is a road for each of us. Like the many cars on the freeway and streets. We each have our destinations, our purpose for driving and the reasons for going to those places. But, we don't know them. We…

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Possibilities vs. Time

We are told, and sometimes we believe it, that we have all the time in the world. In fact, time may be endless, but our possibilities are not. Time used to be a long process. A person could initiate a…

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What May Have Been Lost...What Is To Come

How many times have we thought back to what we could have done only if...well we cannot avoid these thoughts, we shouldn't dwell on them and we can't ignore them either. Then, what is the choice? What else do we…

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Change is not always by choice

Change comes if we want it to or if it is placed upon us. We can embrace change or we can deny it. Either way, we need to know it comes. Finishing producing 6 Characters in Search of an Author

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Six Characters Arise

Working with actors of varying levels on a difficult play such as 6 Characters in Search of an Author is challenging, but to see it come alive as the audience watches not knowing what will happen next has its rewards…

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From Curiosity to Fear and Back Again

Ambition can be a great thing, but it can also be a danger if not focused on untempered. So, how can we balance the ambition and enthusiasm without limiting the abilities we can find? Well, this is a problem I've…

Working Through the Challenges of the 6 Characters

There are always challenges when directing a classic like 6 Characters in Search of an Author. Even after study and development there are challenges that appear as time continues and rehearsals begin. The vision may become blurred and the focus…

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Long ago...yet so near

Do we ever leave out past? Yes, it is the past and some people move on, others obsess over mistakes, and yet others try to look back to only remember their fond memories. Of course that last idea only leads…

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The Continual Journey

I can't help but continue to remember Robert Frost's poems, "The Road Not Taken" and Langston Hughes' "A Dream Deferred", as I grow older. I've lived in several states, worked various different jobs, produced and played music, acted…

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Youthful Ideas

As we are young we question many things and take many risks. Under the proper guidance of our parents or caregivers we learn to navigate around the dangers. But, when do we lose our energy for personal creative growth? Many…

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Teaching and Creating

I decided to go on a journey like none other I have before. I first read 6 Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello when I was seventeen. Since then, I've been working on trying to adapt it…

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