Summer of 2017

Now it is back to school and back to teaching and making theatre myself.  As always I leave NYC inspired, energized and oh, so humble.  New York I will see you in a few months.  I heard secretly that my birthday plans include Hello Dolly – – but that is just a rumor.  You didn’t hear it from me.

The Pipeline

The Pipeline
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse
June 26, 2017
Production website
💉💉💉💉 out of 5.

I go from the wonderment and colossal budget of Groundhog Day to the basement of Lincoln Center to a play that has a teachers desk, a lunch table and a couch, a VERY white wall and some very harsh florescent lighting.  And I will take the second play over the first any day.  Pipeline was another play that I knew very little about before the show.  I knew it was about a teacher (familiar ground) and about a black student trying to navigate life in a ROUGH urban school – or survive a very preppy private school (certainly much less familiar ground.) Continue reading The Pipeline