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September: Fall Features

Updated: Mar 31, 2023

I’ve enjoyed getting started on a variety of directing and dramaturgical projects this month, as well as some seasonal side adventures!

Quote of the Month

“Autumn – that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness – that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”

– Jane Austen, Persuasion

Media & Events I enjoyed this month:

  • Rereading Jane Austen’s Emma, along with season 3 of the Pod and Prejudice podcast

  • Checking out the newly-released 2022 Expand the Canon list of plays, highlighting classic plays by women and underrepresented genders

  • Visiting the New York Renaissance Faire!

A few September snapshots!

Current & Upcoming

I have been working on several freelance, virtually-based projects so far this fall, including pre-production for the next season of the Premiere the Play podcast. I am still in the early stages of holding auditions and planning sound design for the newest play I will be directing, but my previous projects Zig-Zag (2021) and The Powers That Be (2022) are available for listening anytime wherever you get your podcasts!

A new season is also beginning at The Growing Stage - The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, where I write and design student activity guides for each mainstage production. I am looking forward to covering their exciting slate of upcoming shows, including new play Maddie & Eleanor, the winner of last year’s New Play-Reading Festival.

Seasonal Inspirations

Fall is always a great season for crafting, so I have been enjoying preparing some new items for the Etsy and Redbubble shops to which I contribute. If you are looking for fall gifts, spooky season decor, or wanting to get ahead on holiday shopping, I have been busy creating new watercolor, knit, and embroidery pieces.

It is also an excellent time of year for cozy fiction reading!

Here are a few of my favorite fall or spooky season novels from past years:

Plain Bad Heroines, by Emily M. Danforth – horror meets satire

Circe, by Madeline Miller – retelling of Greek mythology

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern – standalone fantasy

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


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