Digging into Tennessee Williams’ <i>Garden</i>

When I was about 10 years old, my father, for some reason known solely to him, took me to see a community theatre production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I fell asleep in the middle of the second act. The play didn’t leave much of an impression other than my wondering why this woman dressed in nothing but a slip would not shut up.  READ MORE

Pavel Cerny Revisits an Updated <i>Three Sisters or Perestroika</i>

By 1972, Czechoslovakia-born writer/director Pavel Cerny, who held a Master’s degree from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, had established himself as a noted director of film and theater in his native country. On a visit to Los Angeles that year he was informed he could not return to his homeland. “No reason was given by officials from my country,” he recalls. “I was just forbidden to return. Fortunately, I was able to work at my craft in Los Angeles.”  READ MORE

<i>The Good Boy </i>Gets Even Better

he Good Boy is a project I have been writing and developing for several years. It began as a series of journal entries which then grew and were developed into a series of short stories about my childhood, growing up in a large family headed by my loving and complicated deaf parents. I am thrilled to be able to say that series of scribbles, scratches and thoughts turned into the solo play The Good Boy that begins performances at LATC this coming weekend. READ MORE