My Favorite Musical? | Weekly Playwright Vlog #32

In which I discuss my favorite musicals, and how I actually don't really have a favorite musical.

A Short Writing Retreat | Weekly Playwright Vlog #30

I got to spend 3 nights at this lovely retreat center up in Healdsburg, CA, where Brad Erickson and I made some good progress on our musical KINDA HOME. This video reveals that fact that I say "Yeah!" a lot, which I usually edit out of my other videos.

The Bishop's Ranch
Kinda Home
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Introducing a New Project! | Weekly Playwright Vlog #29

In which I share a brand-new commission I've received (that could lead to my first NYC premiere!) and a demo of the song that helped me get it!


The Adventures of Honey & Leon
Alan Cumming
New York City Children's Theater
Anne Warren (aka Annie Clark)

Recording the GOLD Cast Album | Weekly Playwright Vlog #28

A very brief video on the day we started recording the Original Cast Album for GOLD: The Midas Musical! Actors: Andrew Mondello, Christian Arteaga, Elisha Beston, Matt Standley, Pauli Amornkul

GOLD: The Midas Musical
Opus Studios
SF Symphony

What I've Learned From Vlogging (so far) | Weekly Playwright Vlog #26

I have been vlogging for half a year now! To mark this occasion, I reflect on what the entire vlogging process has been like - and get interrupted by some obnoxious traffic noise.

A sampling of YouTubers I like:

How I Got My First World Premiere | Weekly Playwright Vlog #25

The story of how TALES OF OLYMPUS: A GREEK MYTH MUSICAL came to be!
(And consequently, also how GOLD: THE MIDAS MUSICAL came to be)

Tales of Olympus
Bay Area Children's Theatre
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
GOLD: The Midas Musical

Creative Planning | Weekly Playwright Vlog #23

When things slow down, there isn't less to do - there are just fewer pressing deadlines that force me to focus on a particular project. So, what do I do with all of the open-ended tasks before me? Get creative and color!

Revisiting WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON | Weekly Playwright Vlog #22

This week has been all about revising the score and creating tracks for WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON: A MUSICAL ADAPTATION.

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Bay Area Children's Theatre
South Coast Rep
The Song of the Nightingale

Music or Lyrics First? | Weekly Playwright Vlog #21

In which I answer one of the most commonly asked questions for a songwriter: which comes first, music or lyrics?

The Four Immigrants
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Bay Area Children's Theatre
South Coast Rep

A CalShakes Day! | Weekly Playwright Vlog #18

Took time at the beginning and end of my day at CalShakes for this vlog. Also, a glimpse into the hike up the hill to get to the Bruns Amphitheater!


Learning to Start | Weekly Playwright Vlog #16

In which I ramble on about the difficulties of starting things. I promise this wasn't procrastination from starting something.

Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor
Calafia: A Re-Imagining

My Presentation for the TYA Post-Conference

On Saturday June 8, I was one of six TYA leaders asked to share their visions for the future of the TYA field. This was part of a TYA post-conference coordinated by the NEA, TYA/USA, and TCG, in partnership with CTFA and Young Arts. My portion begins at 21:16.

My fellow presenters were:
Idris Goodwin, Producing Artistic Director, StageOne Family Theatre
Mary Rose Lloyd, Senior Director of Artistic Programming, The New Victory Theater
Johamy Morales, Director of Education, Seattle Children's Theatre
Ernie Nolan, Executive Artistic Director, Nashville Children's Theatre
Jacqui Russell, Founder and Artistic Director, Chicago Children's Theatre

This event was originally livestreamed on Howlround.

Greetings from Miami! | Weekly Playwright Vlog #14

Found some time to put together another short vlog while at the TCG Conference!

Little Haiti Photos & Video Info:

- Caribbean Marketplace
- Mural featuring prominent figures in the community
- Mural (info unknown)
- Artwork by Edouard Duval-Carrié
- Sculpture by Edouard Duval-Carrié
- Artwork by Edouard Duval-Carrié
- Mural (info unknown)
- Painting (info unknown) in Libreri Mapou
- Traditional Drumming and Dance Demonstration in the Caribbean Marketplace

Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours South Florida
Edouard Duval-Carrié
Libreri Mapou