It is the first day of a new year, which is always celebrated in twofold – both by looking back and reflecting on lessons the last year taught me and by looking forward to lessons the new one will bring. I’d like to start by writing an open letter to the year two thousand and […]

Rehearsals begin today for Deck Your Own Friggin’ Halls, a show that will make it’s premier in HOBO ROBO 6: Hobos Roasting on an Open Fire at the Greenhouse Theatre Center.  I’ll be the first to admit that it has been a while since I’ve directed adults, but I have come to the conclusion that I direct […]

I just got a message confirming some great news. By the time I’m 26 I will have directed a show in Chicago. (How is that FUTURE for you? PERFECT?!? Get it…? Future perfect! …Guys?) I’m pleased to announce that I am directing a 10-minute show for Hobo Junction‘s HOBO ROBO 6: Hobos Roasting on an Open […]

In case you haven’t noticed (and I hope you did) all of my posts are titled from showtunes that are applicable to the post. Shows like Victor/Victoria or Book of Mormon can bring me creative ideas for posts. I put a lot of thought into it, and until now I haven’t acknowledged it. ALL OF […]

Rebecca and Max in Pilsen

This city leaves me speechless. To say that I love it here is an understatement. My soul just feels good here. Everyplace we go is a brand new adventure. The people we meet are beautiful. The sounds of the city are music.  This feeling is not new to me, really. I felt this way when I […]

I told you so. I’m living a dream that is years in the making. Getting to Chicago was half the trouble. A move like this can drive most people crazy. It almost drove me crazy. I’ve been here a month and each day brings a new lesson. But winter is coming (I finished Dance With […]

It has been difficult to put my thoughts to paper recently. I have this overwhelming sense of urgency. I’m anxious about moving. It’s a good feeling, though a bit stressful. A little bit of anxiety keeps me on my toes and moving in a forward. I’ve been playing more ukulele in a feeble attempt to escape to […]