You want to see clips, huh? Here’s a sampling.
Chicago Magazine — I wrote this 750-word profile of up-and-coming Chicago filmmaker Sam Bailey, who felt stifled in a burgeoning theatre career and found her voice making webseries about women of color (Feb 2017). 1, 2
A fun look at actor/playwright Sandra Delgado, whose play La Havana Madrid serves as a sort of living ghost story about a long shuttered Latino salsa club in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood (Apr 2017). Digital link.
A look at Chicago Shakespeare’s $35M new theater, The Yard, which opens in September and is, essentially, the world’s biggest black box theatre. (Sep 2017) Digital link.
For the Magazine’s Fall Culture Preview, a peek at a Gwendolyn Brooks retrospective, honoring the centennial of Chicago’s bard of the South Side with puppets and poetry. (Oct 2017) Digital link.
Chicago’s Visceral Dance brings in Danielle Agami, an Israeli-born, LA-based choreographer to create a new work about laughter in trying political times. (Oct 2017) Digital link.
Coming soon: a peek at an unexpected dance collaboration between Megan Rhyme and Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan on a new piece: In the Presence of Chasms. (Nov 2017)
Huffington Post — I drafted this op-ed on the California Fourteen — members of the US House who voted for the AHCA. (May 15 2017)
Sacramento Bee — A call for reform in the bail industry, a broken system that disenfranchises the poor and threatens everyone’s basic constitutional rights. (June 26 2017)
Logline — A personal essay for a screenwriting magazine about moving from Chicago to Los Angeles, and how some of the most exciting moments on stage — and in life — happen when someone acts ‘out of character.’ (May/June 2017)
Quad City Times — I reported for the City Section of the QCT, Iowa’s third largest newspaper, in my early 20s, under the guidance of Mark Ridolfi. Here are a few select clips of daily reporting on city happenings — parades, ham radio networks, county fairs — grade A local stuff.
Courage Campaign — I consulted for Courage Campaign on The People’s Report Card, a tool to bring transparency to California government and honor legislators who stand up for everyday people, not corporations. I wrote a great deal of copy for the website, helped craft the site’s messaging and directed this two minute video about the project (May 2017).
Rivals.com — From 2006-2008, I penned 200+ pieces for Rivals.com, a network of sports websites focused on coverage of college football and basketball recruiting. In addition to recruiting profiles, I did game analysis for sites representing Illinois, Virginia Tech, Georgia and others. Clip #1, Clip #2, Clip #3, Clip #4
TimeOut Chicago — Before I was an Artistic Director, I wrote a few reviews for the Comedy section of ToC. I had to give up this gig almost as soon as I got it because I decided to start a theatre company, but it was fun while it lasted.
The Scribbling — I actually started this blog for Catharsis Productions, my former employer, and wrote a number of pieces about social justice and the college experience. A major programming shift led to the company resetting the blog’s content in 2015, so few of my pieces remain. But here’s one that does.
Theatre Seven of Chicago — From 2006 – 2014, I was the founder and Managing Director of this theatre company, and wrote every type of copy you can imagine — press releases, grant proposals, fundraising letters, season brochures, play descriptions — you name it. The links are a very, very small sample of the broad range of writing I did with T7.