August 1, 2020

After my interview with UAB's online magazine came out, CBS 42 Birmingham reached out to do a segment on my virtual impro teaching and the segment aired twice last Tuesday! The piece was put together by the lovely Michelle Logan. Click the image to watch the segment.

July 16, 2020

I was honored to be interviewed by Shannon Thomason for UAB

News in the Arts & Events section about my online teaching and to offer some advice from the heart to young actors during this pandemic. Here is a link to the full article:

June 11, 2020

Just released today! My episode on "Beautiful Work" podcast! Host Dan Krikorian, a successful musician, songwriter, assistant men's basketball coach at Chapman University, and a former impro student of mine, interviewed me for this wonderful podcast series that include...

March 30, 2020

I posted the write-up below on my Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography Facebook Page on March 29, 2020, and it went viral (maybe not the best choice of word to use during this Covid-19 crisis!). This post got shared over 60 times and had thousands of views. So, I deci...

November 29, 2019

“To be a child and yet to be able to escape all the punishments, all the dreary learning experiences, inherent in that condition is to be in a state of regressive bliss”

~ Film critic, Richard Schickel, on Charlie Chaplin

In the quote above, Schickel is referring to Char...

November 23, 2019

At the beginning of October, Dale and I took a two-day trip to the beautiful colonial town of Ouro Preto. While there, we purchased a soapstone Mask (see photo below). Soapstone is a type of “metamorphic” rock composed essentially of talc that makes it relatively soft....

November 13, 2019

“I used to enjoy physics. Why did I enjoy it? I used to play with it…. So I got this new attitude. Now that I am burned out and I’ll never accomplish anything, I’m going to play with physics, whenever I want to, without worrying about any importance whatsoever. Within...

November 6, 2019

Meu fotógrafo (“my photographer”), cozinheiro (“cook”), and assassino de mosquitos (“mosquito killer!”)…Dale…traveled back home today because his U.S. passport only allowed for a three-month stay. I will miss him terribly, but my last month here in Brazil will be very...

October 22, 2019

“I know of one acid test in the theatre. It is literally an acid test. When a performance is over, what remains? .... When emotion and argument are harnessed to a wish from the audience to see more clearly into itself—then something in the mind burns. The event scorche...

October 9, 2019

“Only one capable in the language common to the clown and to children, a language distanced from sense, would understand the clown himself, in whom fleeing Nature bids a shocked adieu…. Nature, so pitilessly suppressed by the process of becoming an adult, is, like that...

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