What it looks like to start rehearsals for the third new play in six weeks:
But also, this:
Our sound designer/ composer Mikhail Fiksel, and director Marti Lyons
The past three weeks feels like one long day, in which a variety of things occurred:
Donahue confers with my replacement.
Some of the brilliant lady designers of Collective Rage
Right before Chaunté Wayans (Betty 5) texts me: “What’re you thinking about?”
Every queer play needs a butch truck consultant, and Lea DeLaria is ours.
Saheem gives notes from inside the safehouse.
Samira and Alfie find their light… or rather, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu helps them find it in tech.
Samira Wiley as Pretty Mbane
Atandwa Kani (Sicelo), Michael Braun (Gregory), Alfie Fuller (Noxolo) and Phillip James Brannon (Marcel)
Our last day of rehearsal – a few of the many people who help the show run every night:
The Boston Globe comes to talk to us … and also manages to document Samira rocking the leather trucker hat of my dreams.
[Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh for the Boston Globe]
When your queer TV writers’ room does pottery painting as a group bonding activity… and, upon seeing your finished piece, your friends say: “This job really seems to make sense for you.”
In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m apparently only writing plays that start with W.
WITCH, a commission for Writers Theatre in Chicago, and a chance to get fresh with Jacobean drama.
WINK at Marin Theatre Company, a chance to get fresh in general.
W is also for Wandering, which is what you sometimes do when the Writer’s room ends for the day…
How many denizens of the East side does it take to test a mattress? #weekendquestions
When you get home from a day at the office, and dinner is on the table…
How quickly a photo of two people by the harbor…
…becomes a photo of a cannibal by the harbor.