Thursday, June 16, 2016

Out of This World Graphics

Does NASA have some fantastic graphic designers or what?

NASA Mars recruitment poster. Download HERE

There are a eight of them, each more gorgeous than the last.  Free.  

(In my next life, I'll be signing up to explore Mars... by then maybe they'll need theater designers, you think?  Meanwhile "some user assembly required" can be my motto onstage.)

Earlier cool NASA/JPL space travel posters HERE.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Kitchen Dog Theater's PUP FEST Today

Come celebrate 15 years of PUP Fest today as we launch 5 new high school playwrights into the world! Today at 1 and 4- totally free at Booker T!! Please spread the word!!
TODAY at 1:00 at Booker T. Washington H.S.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Producing on Broadway

Listen to National Public Radio?

Public domain image courtesy of

As I was driving between theaters yesterday I heard a fascinating interview with theater and film producer Scott Rudin on Fresh Air.  HERE.

No wonder the guy has five (5! count'em!) shows up for Tonys this season, has produced hits like The Book of Mormon, and been part of an incredible list of prestigious work in theater and film.  He's devoted to Broadway - watched every show from 8 years old on and started working there at 15.  "I'm a complete product of mentorship," he says, having worked for one after another of the great Broadway producers, learning as he went.

He reinforces my theory that those people who really want something, really love something, really want to learn... do.  Real masters seem to be self-educating; either self-taught or by way of finding the right teachers and insisting they be allowed to learn.  

Frighteningly focused and driven, really.  Excellence ain't easy.  Or easy to learn (his story about getting one boss's artificial leg fixed is pretty funny).

Listen up!