Day Off

My five-year old has a mild fever; she put herself to bed at 6:30 p.m. tonight: "Ok, mama, it’s bedtime." Her two-year-old sister, sucker that she is, followed suit — god forbid she be left out of anything, even an early bedtime: "Me sleep! No, me sleep!" It’s unlikely that she’ll still have a fever […]

Puppets and Clowns

Love Person is in those early, jerky, blocking stages, and I needed to get away. So after spending yesterday morning fixing and tweaking and nodding a whole lot about I’m not sure what (Oh, I fixed that scene that wasn’t working. Dramaturgs rock! Yes, I’m talking about you, Liz Engleman!) I ran over to Heart […]

3 a.m.

My two year old has a stuffy nose. She woke up last night at 3 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. Then she woke my five year old, who normally would grumble a bit, then roll over and ignore the disturbance, but instead said, in a terribly awake voice, "mama, you’re home!" Clearly not […]

First Day of Rehearsal

Today was first day of rehearsal for my play Love Person at Mixed Blood Theatre. I had the first seed of an idea for Love Person while I was working on Sweet Nothing in my Ear at Mixed Blood. At the same time I was researching Sanskrit for a different project, and it struck me […]