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Two lists to describe our first 13 days in Vegas

Some things we’ve seen outside of the rehearsal room: Casinos and missiles Timeshare tours Million dollar watches The Grand Canyon (which is not in Las Vegas or NV) and rain in the desert. Some things we’ve done in the rehearsal room: We’ve had a pool party. We’ve dropped an atomic bomb on Jonathan Edwards, an […]

Las Vegas: Moving in

The house is still beautiful this morning. We’re trying to make the place our own. One of the first things everyone did was take pictures of the three foreclosure notices on the front door, as if each of us owning the image gave us some stake in the legally-limboed property we’re sleeping in.

And now it’s on to Boston!

We’ve been rehearsing for Heartland at ART’s Emerging America Festival.  Watching the video of the piece from Toronto I was struck by how different we all look.  I guess just younger, but also different somehow . . . It is wonderful to be revisiting this play.  The themes we were grappling with then seem just […]

Sitting at a table in Annaghmakerring

I almost spelled the name of the location correctly without looking (this title is correct – at least, from an Irish woman!) So I am learning quickly what a glorious thing an artists’ retreat is.  Wishing I was a playwright to get to do these more often!  Tonight we had left-overs from lunch for dinner […]

From Jess on travels in Ireland

In a bus from Dublin, 2 hours to Tyrone Guthrie’s estate, by way of London and New Orleans. Hearing we’ll be jumping another (bloody) hour ahead next week. Sleepstrewn through a highway bus astride cowflecked Irish country patch. Rachel is reading Marx. The Irish gent across the aisle is speaking about clever insanity in the […]

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the peculiar spiritual impulse

Historically, I haven’t been much of a reader. Books that I have opened – whether it was to impress a stranger? in the morning by reading Derrida (sort of) on the R train or for high school AP English credits – usually didn’t get much further than the first few dog-eared, heavily notated, coffee stained […]

Closing ARCHITECTING in New York

I always write the name of the show in all caps. This is the way I feel about this amazing crazy journey we have titled ARCHITECTING ( among other things ). The past few months have been the most exhausting and exciting months of my life, and I dare say, the company’s life ( and […]

Rehearsals BEGIN! Under the Radar and P.S.122 here we come…

So today we had the first of our rehearsals to FINALLY finish Architecting.  YAY!!!  We are chomping at the bit to bring it to NYC audiences as part of the 2009 Under the Radar Festival at the Public, and then a transfer to P.S.122.  But actually I have to say this is an incredible part […]

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Cultural Diplomacy

Hi, Sorry it’s been a while.  The TEAM just was lucky enough to host the Scottish Minister of Culture last Saturday to our glamorous rehearsal space in Brooklyn.  It was pretty awesome – we did a warm up preparing to construct the new “Overture” we’re making for Architecting and then discussed both process and company.  […]

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David and me and Frankie at the offices

Campaiging for Obama

This is not exactly about the TEAM, but for a company called “The Theatre of the Emerging American Moment” I do think it speaks to the forces that motivate us. Just a note to say that Frank Boyd (performer) and I went down to South Philly yesterday to volunteer for the Obama campaign and it […]

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