Finishing the Hat

Finishing the Hat

No, friends, I have not become a Sondheim convert overnight, though I couldn’t resist borrowing the title of his best-selling book about the world behind his musicals.

I am actually, literally, finishing a hat for one of my actors in an upcoming production that I wrote and directed called "Talking Spirits," a program sponsored by the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum at Forest Hills Cemetery. Part research project, part historical drama, the play is actually a series of four monologues based on the lives of 19th century Wisconsin residents with a strong connection to the Civil War.

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Meet me in Milwaukee!

Great news! Starting this month I'll be writing about theater a bit east of the state capitol, in addition to my gigs in Madison. I'm reviewing productions in Milwaukee for, and contributing some previews of interesting performing arts events as well. 

So if you work in Milwaukee, pitch me! And if you're a frequent audience member, say hello. Looking forward to commenting on the work of companies I've admired for years -- and getting to know some new theaters as well.