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October: Haunted Happenings

I had a wonderful summer and early fall working on outdoor (and a little bit of indoor) theatre in Massachusetts, and now I am so excited for the opportunity to work in New York for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Keep reading for more information on upcoming projects!

Quote of the Month

"Fair is foul, and foul is fair;

Hover through the fog and filthy air..." - Macbeth, I.i

Final (for now!) Fall Views of Cape Ann

Media I enjoyed in October:

  • Attending a thought-provoking and powerful Merchant of Venice at the Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston

  • Visiting the new Treasures exhibit at the New York Public Library (free to visit if you are in NYC!) showcasing highlights of the library’s collection, much of which can also be explored online here

  • Reading a couple of fun spooky season page-turners (I recommend The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle for an incredibly creatively structured murder mystery, and Plain Bad Heroines for Victorian horror with a satirical contemporary twist)

Current & Upcoming in New York!

I am so thrilled to be back in New York for November, in rehearsals for a new musical which I cannot wait to introduce to audiences. I will be assistant directing and choreographing Show Me Eternity, a show exploring the legacy of Emily Dickinson and her complex relationship with Sue Gilbert, to be performed as part of the New York Theater Festival’s 2021 Winterfest in mid-December. This is shaping up to be a beautiful production with a great team, and I’m so excited to see it come together over the next few weeks. Ticket information is already available here, and I’ll share more info as I have!

Gloucester Stage Wrap-Up

My Gloucester Stage season wrapped up this month with a successful indoor run of our final play, world premiere Think of Me Tuesday by local playwright Ken Riaf, and a last NeverDark new play reading. I am so grateful to GSC for the opportunity to spend six months on beautiful Cape Ann, and can’t think of a better way to return to live theatre than working with fantastic teams of artists on five very different plays. And rounding out the season with a play all about Gloucester’s unique history and character was the perfect sendoff from the North Shore for now, look forward to visiting to catch some future productions!

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. For all your November hosting needs, we are now featuring cozy, crocheted Maple Leaf Coasters in several autumnal yarn colors!


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