Nothing can stop me.

Feb 13, 2016 by

It’s been a long time since I have written a blog post. I’m not going to apologize, because that would be weird and pointless. It’s my blog. I’m busy. You know all that. But I am writing today, because this is the virtual space where I feel comfortable being vulnerable. I guess it’s because my name is in the URL. Who knows? I have something I want to express today, and this feels like the correct place for it to live.

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Ep. 7 :: Trish Harnetiaux is M...

Apr 20, 2014 by

In this episode, I interview Brooklyn-based writer/producer Trish Harnetiaux. We talk about the early internet, self-producing work, her hilarious short comedy films, and leaving playwrighting to become firefighters, among other aspirations. Tune in!

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Ep. 5 :: Evan Linder is Making...

Feb 20, 2014 by

On this episode of Making Conversation, I chat with Chicago playwright/actor/director Evan Linder. We talk about the vibrant way his theatre company develops new work, his current project (part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep), what teaching playwrighting to students has taught US about writing, and a whole lot more.

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Ep. 4 :: Sheena LaShay is Maki...

Feb 13, 2014 by

In this episode, I chat with Sheena LaShay–photographer, videographer, dancer, stage manager, businesswoman, etc, extraordinaire. We talk about knowing and standing up for the value of your art, the artist as advocate and activist, the beauty of abundance, and much much more. And we get a little gooey at the end.

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Ep.3 :: Margot Bordelon is Mak...

Feb 6, 2014 by

In this episode, I talk with director Margot Bordelon, who currently lives and works in New York City. We chat about why she calls herself a “new play director,” what we love about Chicago, how quickly we’d sell out (within reason), making theatre that is aggressive yet accessible, and how what we do is becoming as important to us as how we do it. Plus, of course, much more.

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Rocking/Coveting: Feb1.14

Feb 1, 2014 by

The new devised theatre piece Mountains: Great and Small that I’ve been devising/directing/scripting since October with students from Virginia Intermont College opened (and closed, thus is college theatre) this week. So what have I been rocking during this week of theatrical triumph? And what do I wish I had in my arsenal to take the glam a step further?

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Ep.1 :: Danielle O’Farre...

Jan 18, 2014 by

In this first episode of “Making Conversation,” I speak with my good friend, actress Danielle O’Farrell. We discuss making storefront theatre in Chicago in our 20s, the pros and cons of joining a union, the importance of beauty and aesthetics in personal presentation, why she moved to New York from California, and much, much more.

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Songs That Were My 20s: 28-30

Jul 7, 2013 by

Recap: I’ll be 30 years old in a mere 11 days, and to commemorate this milestone, I have compiled a list of 30 songs that were my 20s. Here, I give you songs 29-30, as well as the full list.

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Songs That Were My 20s: 18-27

Jul 2, 2013 by

Recap: I’ll be 30 years old in a mere 11 days, and to commemorate this milestone, I have compiled a list of 30 songs that were my 20s. Here, I give you songs 18-27.

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Songs That Were My 20s: 6-17

Jun 27, 2013 by

Recap: I’ll be 30 years old in a mere 11 days, and to commemorate this milestone, I have compiled a list of 30 songs that were my 20s. Here, I give you songs 6-17.

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The Next Big Thing

Mar 3, 2013 by

I was recently tagged by the all-around amazing Megan Stielstra in the Next Big Thing blog chain, in which writers answer ten questions about a project-in-progress. This seemed like a pretty good idea with which to hop on board — process is fascinating. Also, as we know, Chelsea loves an interview.

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My Interview on Shiva’s ...

Apr 30, 2012 by

Just thought, if you’re interested in the playwrighting side of my world, you might want to hop over to the formidable blog of Ms. Sheena LaShay. She interviewed me for her “Shiva’s Muse” blog (where she has also interviewed my awesome husband), and it was a ton of fun.

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Back in the Saddle (whose hors...

Mar 9, 2012 by

I subconsciously believed that this trip back would be like taking a breath for the first time in a long time. I kept telling myself that if I could make it though another day, another week, in the mountains, I could get back to my real life in March. But the longer I’m in Chicago, the more I realize that my “real life” might not have been all I cracked it up to be.

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Here We Are. 2012, with a Bull...

Jan 26, 2012 by

As of this week, I have been in the same time zone for more than 14 consecutive days, it feels GREAT. If I can figure out a way to move forward with my career using all the momentum I gained in Chicago, AND have a life in a small town with my husband while he makes his career dreams a reality, then I will have truly pulled off an awesome feat of life-itude.

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Completed #2 — Adapt a W...

Aug 3, 2010 by

With Vintage Theatre Collective, I have been working for the last 6 weeks or so on an exploration of ancient Greek texts, as underwritten by an Incubator Grant from University of Chicago. The second adaptation I’m working on is with the State Theatre Chicago, a New Orleans revamp of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

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