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December: Reviews & Previews

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

I think I speak for most of us when I say it’s been a roller coaster of a month (and a whole year, I suppose), but it started off with some real highlights! Included below please enjoy a recap of Show Me Eternity, as well as a preview of some upcoming projects for the new year.

All in all 2021 was impressively rewarding artistically, considering all the challenges and setbacks. I started looking back over the past few days and was definitely surprised by how many different productions I worked on this year! Hope everyone is doing alright with the omicron craziness of the last couple weeks, and wishing you all a bright 2022 <3

Quote of the Month

“Two years is about long enough for things to stay exactly the same. If they stayed put any longer, they might grow mossy.”

- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Current & Upcoming

Earlier this month it was such a joy to be part of sharing Show Me Eternity with audiences for the first time at the New York Theater Festival. Dillon & Caps have penned such a beautiful show, and I can’t wait to see where it goes from here. The production was even nominated for several awards at the end of the festival, but the greatest gift was sneaking in our whole run in the early part of the month before the virus began to wreak additional havoc on in-person performances.

The company of Show Me Eternity, photo credit Jody Christopherson

Heading into the new year I’m glad to have some remote-work friendly projects lined up for the immediate future, including serving on new play reading committees for several projects and preparing to direct another play-in-development in audio format for the second season of the Premiere the Play podcast. However I also look forward to hopefully being back in-person soon, and am so excited to be moving more permanently into New York within the first couple months of the year to best prepare for that!

The Year in Review: in Production Art

I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to work with such a variety of theatre companies, festivals, and creative teams throughout the past year! A quick shoutout, and if anyone is looking for performances to patronize or artists to support please do give them a look:

Performances & Media I enjoyed in December:

  • It’s becoming tradition for me to include a recap of favorite books at the end of each year, and here we are again! I read a respectable but not tremendous amount of novels this year (I believe I wrapped up around 15), and here are my top 5:

The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern - standalone fantasy

The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller - retelling of classical mythology

Metropolitan Stories, Christine Coulson - art history-inspired novella

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton - genre-bending mystery

Plain Bad Heroines, Emily M. Danforth - horror meets satire

  • In the early portion of this month, it was wonderful to get to attend a few performances in New York in addition to the one I was working on! Had a lovely time catching the New York City Ballet’s seasonal Nutcracker for the first time in several years, and seeing a friend perform in the delightful interactive storytelling experience The Twenty-Sided Tavern.

A Crafty Closing

This is where I give a little monthly shoutout to the Etsy shop to which I contribute,

Queequeg & Paulina Vintage (on Instagram @Queequeg_PaulinaCrafts). We offer an ever-changing selection of varied vintage finds, beautiful hand-knitted accessories, and other exciting crafted items. Give us a virtual visit this winter to check out our selection of cozy knits, seasonal greeting cards, and all-occasion art gifts!


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