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Thoughts on How We Experience Theater before Seeing Miss Saigon Tonight

Tonight I am super excited to see the second preview of Miss Saigon. I’ve been waiting to see this revival for years and already have tickets to return two more times. But you will probably be surprised to know that … Continue reading

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Park and Bark: 12 Mini-Operas About Fort Greene Park

For the past three months, I have been participating in a class at my former graduate program (the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU). In the class we wrote mini-operas about Fort Greene Park, a park with a fascinating history that … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2016: 2015 Books

Last year, I read 12 books! This year I also read 12, although, like last year, 2 of them were A Series of Unfortunate Events books that I am reading to my babysitting charge. I’m glad I’ve kept up my reading pace. Overall, I read … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Hello, and welcome back to the blog section of my website. Here is an update on what I was up to this summer. I did a lot of work, and none of it was seen! That’s because I was mainly working on … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2015: 2014 TV

Disclaimer: I only rank shows that I watch and I’m not a TV critic. Also, there are some spoilers. Read at your own risk…   1. The Americans The first season of The Americans was good but not memorable enough to make last … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2015: 2014 Movies

I saw 25 movies this year. This is up 4 films from last year’s 21, but my count used to be in the 30s, so this is still a sad number. However, I have accepted that with all the theater … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

It wasn’t really a vacation (aside from the three days I spent down the shore), but I did have a fun, productive summer. The biggest developments have been with the musical I am writing with composer and co-bookwriter Hyeyoung Kim, … Continue reading

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15-Minute Musical: “Days of Rage” with 4@15

Today is the day! My 15-minute musical with Hyeyoung Kim, “Days of Rage” premieres with 4@15! 4@15 commissions musical theater writing teams to write mini-musicals for musical theater actors from the University of California Irvine’s NYC Satellite Program (Dr. Myrona … Continue reading

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The Search for Avonte: Shared and Personal

While the search for Avonte was a shared NYC experience, I think it had a different resonance for people who have seen a severely autistic family member bolt away. I can still see clearly in my mind my 8-year-old brother … Continue reading

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Countdown to 2014: 2013 TV

Disclaimer: I only rank shows that I watch (and I did not watch Breaking Bad or Orange is the New Black, etc.). Also, there are some spoilers. Read at your own risk…

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