Director-Choreographer Patricia Wilcox on “Mamma Mia!”

Director-Choreographer Patricia Wilcox on “Mamma Mia!”

What is left to say about a show that has been seen by 60 million people in 40 countries and has been translated into 23 languages? It is possible that the allure of this show comes from its relatability. Mamma Mia! can be seen as a tapestry of many of our lives. Music by nature … Continued

Guest Notes: From Ginger Rogers to “Twelfth Night”

An interview with Richard E. Waits Firstly, thank you for this interview! Secondly, please locate your mother’s vacuum cleaner, because I’m going to name drop! Q: So… it’s impossible to ignore the first line of your biography in our playbill—you danced with Ginger Rogers? At the start of your career? How does that come about, … Continued

My name is Abby Chase. I’m a high school senior…

Playwright Jeff Talbott shared with us an email he received. With the young student’s permission, we’ve reposted it here: My name is Abby Chase. I’m a high school senior who just loves theater. I went and saw Jeff Talbott’s “/i/” tonight, and it was absolutely the best play I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing. … Continued

i & me & you : The Real Star

i & me & you A blog about a play 8. The Real Star We’re almost there. And by there, I mean There. We’ve done all we can. I wrote a thing. It took as long as it took and some days it was difficult and some days it was less difficult, but I finished … Continued

i & me & you : The Secret Sauce & The Chef

i & me & you A blog about a play 7. The Secret Sauce & The Chef Since we’re rushing towards opening night, it seems like a good time to say something important. It’s something that every writer knows to be a we-need-oxygen-to-breathe level fact. It’s true one thousand percent of the time. It’s bedrock. … Continued

i & me & you : The Cookie

i & me & you A blog about a play 6. The Cookie Writing is, by pure definition, all about solitude. You spend your days largely isolated from the world at large, which is hilariously ironic because for most writers the only reason to shut yourself off from everybody else is to get some words … Continued

i & me & you : The Road & The Puzzle

i & me & you A blog about a play 5. The Road & The Puzzle So, now there’s a first draft of a play and it got taken on a tiny test drive, the wheels got kicked, and it seems like it might be a vehicle. Time to get it out on the road, … Continued

i & me & you : Detour (Love Stories)

i & me & you A blog about a play 4. Detour (Love Stories) Before we move from the now-there’s-a-draft thing to the what-happens-next thing, let’s talk a little bit about love stories. Because this play is a love story. It’s what I sat down to write, and it’s what I reminded myself I was … Continued

i & me & you : Smart Friends

i & me & you A blog about a play 3. Smart Friends A first draft of a play can send a tricky message to the guy at the keyboard; it took time — weeks, months, or even (eleven! [yes that’s a true story for another day]) years — and now you’re done. Yippee. It’s … Continued

i & me & you : Finding the Bathroom

i & me & you A blog about a play 2. Finding the Bathroom Now I’ve got scene 1, so I guess I’m writing a play. I know it’s a love story. I know it’s got a sci-fi bent. All that’s left is getting the rest of it on the page. Easy, right? Oh, yeah. … Continued