Pearl Cleage revisits “Blues for an Alabama Sky”

I had the opportunity to meet playwright/novelist Pearl Cleage for the first time while I was a contractor for the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. At the time, I was helping the theatre re-imagine its community engagement programs, and Pearl was hosting a series called "Page to Stage with Pearl Cleage." "Page to Stage" was a pre-show talk Pearl conducted with…

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Q&A with playwright Dominique Morisseau about DETROIT 67

  Last Monday I interviewed international playwright Dominique Morisseau about her play Detroit 67. It runs at Atlanta's Southwest Arts Center, February 10 - March 8. We chatted a lot about her hometown of Detroit, and how she aspires to be the scribe for the people she grew up with. Below is a teaser of our conversation. Click the link…

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Q&A with Rain Pryor

I interviewed actress, singer, and comedian Rain Pryor, daughter of famed comedian Richard Pryor, about her one-woman show Fried Chicken and Latkes. Here's a taste of our conversation: ArtsATL: Do you remember your first school play? Rain Pryor: The first school play I ever did was Winnie the Pooh and I played the ass Eeyore, because — this should be…

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My first cover story!!!!

My interview with Ping Chong is the cover story for the May 2013 issue of Dramatics!!!!! Dramatics magazine is the only theater magazine targeted toward teenagers in the United States. I remember reading it (along with Cheer Nation) when I was in high school. I never thought I would write for them. It's such a full circle moment to write…

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Q&A with David Lindsay-Abaire

I was fortunate enough to be able to interview playwright David Lindsay-Abaire for Syracuse Stage's production of Good People. The play is set in his native South Boston, and is about a single mother struggling to support herself and her special needs adult adaughter. Desperate, she reaches out to an old flame who is now a successful doctor, but as we…

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