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.
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