Here it is, Easter Sunday. A week ago today, I was walking off of a plane from Europe back into Portland, Oregon (where I live). From March 11th through March 19th, the Berlin International Impro Festival created one of the most moving and thought-provoking festivals that I have ever been privileged to be a partContinue reading “Impro, Politics, and the “Egg Test””
Currently, I’m doing some contract work with the United Way here in Portland. One of my tasks is to visit funded organizations and initiatives and talk to the people there to get their stories. Today took me out to an organization called JOIN that does outreach for the homeless to get them up on theirContinue reading “The Power of ‘Yes’”
Tonight was the sixth of seven classes in the Brody’s Level 1 improv class. At the end of my classes, I spend some time doing a debrief about what was helpful in that class. People were sharing their thoughts, and a couple of my students wanted to comment. They were both teachers. One used someContinue reading “When Work Pays Off”
One of the most profound and integrated things in my life is role playing. From age 11 to now at 39, I have been deeply embroiled in playing Dungeons & Dragons for about 15 years and then fell deeply into improvised theater for another 14. These forms of collaborative play have led to very deepContinue reading “Role-Playing Addiction”
Two months after my truck was burgled next to the Laurelhurst Theater, I have finally received my replacement laptop. I’m re-establishing command central on what turns out to be a slightly better laptop. Finally insurance did some paying out.
I saw Leslie and the Ly’s at Dantes on Wednesday. It was charming from the beginning
Sadly, my boyhood crush, Corey Haim, died today at age 38. You will live on in my fantasies, Corey!