From the monthly archives:

May 2011

The Artist Interviews: Ned Canty, Opera Director

May 10, 2011

Ned Canty is a stage director with credits from companies such as Glimmerglass Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera and New York City Opera. The New York Times has described his stage direction as having “a startling combination of sensitivity and panache,” and Opera News said, “The future of [...]

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David Sedaris on Tobias Wolf: Writers on Writing

May 4, 2011

A few weeks ago I went to see David Sedaris read some of his work at The Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. I’m a huge fan of personal essays (Sedaris and Bailey White are favorites) and listening to the radio programs “The Moth” and “This American Life.” I don’t consider myself an auditory learner by [...]

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Dan Brown’s Open Letter to Educators

May 2, 2011

Let’s get real here. I write a blog called Stay Out of School. Why? Years ago, as a recent college graduate, I read David Mamet’s admonition to actors to avoid graduate school in his book True and False. I use the title just as much to be provocative as to sound the alarm about the [...]

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