Narrative Narrative

The stories we tell about ourselves and other people can be repeated so often, and questioned so little, that they take on the appearance of normal. Storytelling is a powerful force, as it can carve new perspectives in our minds and nudge us away from the limited realities we’ve created for ourselves. Empathy and allContinue reading “Narrative Narrative”

Inevitable Dislike

I’m editing a play with the intention of mounting it again in the (hopefully not-too-distant) future. Every time I step away from it it takes me a long time to get back. When I lack focus like this I try to pinpoint the specific obstacles. For this one, as for many projects, I’m caught upContinue reading “Inevitable Dislike”

What’s Funny?

I find clarity in comedy. When we land on laughter, we land on unity. Laughter in an audience tells me that whatever just happened on stage happened at some point in each of our lives. That sense of connection says “Don’t worry, that awkward/scary thing happens to all of us. It’s not as mysterious asContinue reading “What’s Funny?”