Field Notes Blog

research. methodology. process.

July 28, 2017

A timeline of how we created our epilogue, The Robot,
with a cast and creative team of 15.

May 25: Initial brainstorming session
Actors Jean Goto, Mariah Freda & Brianna Kalisch, our dramaturg, director, Resident Set Designer and Assistant Director.  

We explored th...

June 27, 2017

Being a parent and an artist is both a tightrope walk and a tug of war. Especially when your children are young and you are the primary caregiver.

This was one of the reasons we set out to make This Sinking Island family inclusive:

to create an inclusive, welcoming...

April 22, 2017

Here's a roughly accurate version of a conversation I had last night:  

FRIEND: So, what are you working on? Anything new?

ME: Yes! My company is in the early stages of devising a new play.  It's called This Sinking Island.

FRIEND: Cool.  What's it about?

ME: Sea leve...

April 13, 2017

The title of this blog (if you hadn't already guessed) is the iconic quote from The Graduate. Meant as a suggestion for a viable career path in 1967, I'm not sure how pervasive anyone knew that plastic would become.

I recently had the privilege to attend a meeting...

March 16, 2017

On Sunday, March 12, we broke ground on our newest play, This Sinking Island.  This play expands our current body of investigative devised work to include thrilling live theatre for young audiences. We want the work to speak to family audiences as well as challenge our...