At the Taft Museum I came across a Claude Lorrain oil (on loan from the Wadsworth Athaneum) ostensibly about St. George and the dragon. But history, here, is a vehicle for landscape: the dragon ain’t no thang. Which got me to thinking about all the feedback I’m getting about how my play The Whistler could […]
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Joshua Hemings redux
Life’s exigencies have occasioned the replacement of Reggie Willis in the role of Joshua Hemings with the exquisite Tony Darnell Davis, who has taught theater (including improv) at the University of Cincinnati and elsewhere, has been an actor, director, producer and writer for decades, as well as President of the Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. He […]
“Limitation frees creativity.”
In which our hero rewrites his entire play in a weekend…
Michael Bath will play the role of Henry Hunter in The Whistler. He’s funny, he’s smart, he’s one of us.
Meeting Cincinnati, meeting the world
Back in Cincy to audition a Robin, work the script, meet the team, know the place & con the space.
Deerslayer in real life
The actress who plays Deerslayer, the talking rifle in The Whistler, happens to be Juilliard-trained cellist and composer Gerri Sutyak, who wrote and performed the score for the short film below. Her musical talent will figure prominently in my play as well. And she can whistle loodles. You can watch a clip of Gerri as […]
The Whistler goes live!
Here’s the latest and best take on The Whistler yet, as we reveal more secrets about the play…
The words we use
Life magazine’s coverage of the Watts riots in 1965 has a lesson for the Treyvon Martin case today.
Speakeasy on Race
Did I say The Whistler would be on Court Street, and the tickets $10? Oh la! My partners on the ground have found a better space literally around the corner at 815 Race Street. It wasn’t a Prohibition beerhall but you gotta love the name “Speakeasy on Race.” We’ll have less work to do to […]
Auditions for The Whistler
Director Tim Waldrip and our colleague Carol Brammer of the Clifton Performance Theatre in Cincinnati begin auditions next week. I’ve been thinking about the delicate chemistry among roles–how the actor you choose for the male lead and the actor you choose for the female lead must play off each other, either amplifying or cancelling each […]