Some of the Free Writers hanging at Williamstown – Dennis, Meghan and me.
I had an amazing summer. First I went to London and got to work with these actors and Trip Cullman at the Tricycle Theater putting on THE COLBY SISTERS OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. Then I went to Rome and Greece. Then on to Portland, OR to work on a new play, A LIFE, with Rose Riordan at the JAW Festival. And I just got back from Williamstown where Justin Levine and I continued to work on our musical, HALFWAY HOME. I saw pals and was visited by friends and made new friends the whole time. I am very lucky.
Mark Douet took the photo.
Hanging with the groovy people on the back steps of Portland Center Stage at JAW – Jaime Castaneda, Sarah Mitchell, Isaac Lamb and Val Landrum. And Sharonlee Mclean took this photo. I was never this cool in high school.
Look at this gang of miscreants – Tommy Smith, Penny Penniston, me and Mat Smart – hanging out in Portland, OR.
With Daniel Crumrine at a playwrights roundtable lunch a week ago. Tommy Smith, Mat Smart, Penny Penniston and I got to chat with the promising playwrights of the JAW Festival – whose plays were just great – Daniel Crumrine, Caleb Sohigian, Luna Koenig, Lindsay Spear, Nickey Olson and Caroline Fenty. Made me hopeful that these young playwrights were so thoughtful and funny.
Magnified 25 times. The world is a dream.
Ronke Adekoluejo, Isabella Calthorpe, Claire Forlani, Charlotte Parry, Patricia Potter and Alice Sanders are to star in The Colby Sisters of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Tricycle Theatre in London.
Trip Cullman directs the production, which runs from June 19 to July 26, and has its press night on June 25.
By photographer Klaus Leidorf
The question that the existence of poverty raises is: Do we really want to live in a society based on such severe competition?…Can we as a society really justify commodifying and parceling out such huge rewards and such stern punishments for social accomplishment and social failure? – Anthony Marcus
Just spent the last week workshopping my newest play A Life at Portland Center stage, first out at the Oregon shore with Rose Riordan, Brandon Woolley and Jason Butler Harner, and then in town with Gary Norman, Kelsey Tyler, Sharonlee McLean and Laura Faye Smith. I’ll be back in Portland in July for JAW West and can not wait.