“Moments of Truth” world premiere


Bekka Fink as NAN, Danielle Thys* as CHLOE, Tyler McKenna* as GERALD. Photo by Jim Norrena.

Wouldn’t it be nice if lie detectors really worked? It’s a fact of life that we can’t rely on external means to secure trust in the ones we love — or even ourselves. Instead, we make ourselves vulnerable to another without any “mechanical” way of verifying that we’ve made a good decision. We rely on our imperfect hearts. And we ask those same hearts to sustain our self-confidence, and guide us in artistic expression.

The painter uses her artist’s eye to see and interpret truth on canvas or paper. But what happens when that interior voice, that inner truth detector, goes missing? As the saying goes, “complications ensue.”

“Moments of Truth” opens September 19 and plays through October 18 at Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa at Harrison, San Francisco. Tickets and info here.

*Member, AEA


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“Tiny Habits”

I’m experimenting with Tiny Habits for writing. Doug Toft wrote about BJ Fogg’s technique last year, here.


Consider the following possibilities for developing a daily writing habit, no matter how busy or lazy you claim to be:

After I get to my desk in the morning, I will write one sentence.
After I pour my morning coffee, I will dictate one sentence.
After I start the dishwasher, I will open Microsoft Word.
After I sit down on the train, I will open my notebook.
After I close a book, I will write one comment on what I’ve just read.”

I’m trying it out.

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For Tom Swift, on his birthday

johnny-weir-birthday feeling

Happy birthday, Tom Swift! Glitter and be gay!
This is how the world reacts to this, your special day.

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Reviews are in for “Enemies”


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March 7, 2015 · 5:46 pm

“Believers” to open in Istanbul

I’m excited to have signed a contract with a production company in Turkey. I’ll be collaborating with them on adapting “Believers” into Turkish for an Istanbul production next year.

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Cat Town Cabaret!

Cat Town Cabaret

Don’t miss this benefit for orphan cats.

An Evening to Benefit the Cat Town Cafe & Adoption Center
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014, at 8 PM
Veteran’s Memorial Building, 401 Highland Ave., Piedmont, CA.
MEGHAN DIBBLE, mezzo soprano
ROD LOWE, tenor
Performers from All Terrain Theater’s Women in Solidarity: Cat Ladies
Tickets are available in advance, $15-$35, at Brown Paper Tickets or for $20-$40 at the door. Bicycle Coffee, cookies from S+M Vegan and wine and beer will be available for purchase. For tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/882194

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Moments of Truth reading coming up!

“Moments of Truth,” Caroline’s and my musical, will be read in a “play-off” with two other shows to determine 3Girls Theatre’s 2015 production.

Our reading/singing is Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm, at Thick House Theatre, 1695 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94107. No charge to attend.

We’ll have much of our intact cast: John Patrick Moore as Gerald, Caroline Altman as Nan, Steve Rhyne as Andre and others, and we’re currently casting Chloe, as our beloved Dyan McBride is in tech for Les Miz that week.

3gt festival

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