Untitled

They showed me statistics and I slowed down.

I was doing about 70 MPH down the West Side Highway last week when I heard a public service announcement commercial on the radio about the New York City speed limit of . . . 30 MPH. “Yeah, right,” I thought. Who goes 30 in the city?  The guys pushing their carts of fake Louis …

Read More
Untitled

Next up in our reading series? Heartland.

The first play in the Davenport Developmental Reading Series, Alex Webb’s Civil War drama, Amelia, was, well, as much fun as Civil War Dramas can be. We had a great time, learned a lot, and the post-reading survey results on the play demonstrated that Alex was really on to something.  I look forward to giving …

Read More
Untitled

How to f-ing write! A mother f-ing missive by David Mamet.

David Mamet knows how to write drama.  Even in his memos! Check out this recently leaked memo below from Monsieur Mamet to his writing staff of his now defunct TV drama, The Unit.  In the all-capped and over-hyphenated Mametesque decree, he calls TV executives “penguins,” uses words like “dickhead,” and more. Oh yeah, and along the way, he …

Read More
Untitled

The next play in the reading series is . . .

Last night we inaugurated the Davenport Developmental Reading Series with a terrific performance of Alex Webb’s Amelia.  Thanks to everyone who came and participated in the terrific conversation that occurred afterwards. And now it’s time to announce the next play! The 2nd in the 2010 series will be . . .  Steven Owad’s Heartland. Heartland …

Read More
Untitled

You want drama? You got it.

The biggest drama of the last decade is occuring right now. The Producer?  Mother nature. What’s happening in Haiti is one of the most dramatic tragedies the world has seen in a long time. Unfortunately, we’re only at the end of Act I.  Act II is about to begin. How will it end?  That’s up …

Read More