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Tag: Chicago

Wrinkled, in Time

Let’s do a little time traveling, shall we? Twenty-six years ago, I debuted my adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time at Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. In a couple of weeks, a new version of that adaptation will begin previews at Lifeline. It’s hard to believe that more than a quarter of a century separates the current […]

February 3rd, 2017Still Life Las Vegas

Here, There, and Everywhere

A flurry of October events that has left me a bit discombobulated but ever so satisfied… The month began with a return to the hometown of my adulthood—Chicago.   I’d imagined a homecoming similar to Bette Midler’s in “The Rose”—I would get up to do a reading, start singing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and collapse (cue plaintive piano […]

October 21st, 2015Still Life Las Vegas

My Toxic Romance… with Yoga.

After three rigorous weeks of strength training and cardio in P90X, you get one “recovery week” of  stretching and core-building routines to give your body a chance to recuperate. Go figure, this is the week where I injure myself. It wasn’t the weights, it wasn’t the (modified) high-impact cardio, it wasn’t the sound of Tony […]

July 18th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Chinatown, oh My Chinatown

Okay, I’ve got to make this quick, since it’s like 2 3 AM and I’ve got an 8:15 pickup to O’Hare airport. It ended up pretty well! When I got to set for my last day of shooting no one looked like they wanted to fire me. No one gave me that pitying glance or avoided […]

August 28th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Tales from the Front: 1st Class Infancy

A good friend of mine works as a backup singer to a pretty famous pop singer who is currently jump-starting her career (again) with a world tour. Though grateful for the job (when she gets paid), my friend is in disbelief at how incapable this singer is at doing even the most simple of personal […]

August 22nd, 2010Still Life Las Vegas