Tlingit Opera: Day 1, Workshop 1

After a couple of years of talking and planning, and then six months of initial work, we’re starting to get the Tlingit opera off the page and into some vocal chords! Today was the first day that actual, real live actors and singers started working with the first few...

Devilfish Sneak Peek!

My next play is titled “Devilfish” – and I’m so nervous/excited! It premieres at Perseverance Theatre in September for Juneau, and then October in Anchorage at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. The story itself is an adaptation of a...

Alaska Native Theater Comes of Age

The singing begins offstage. A single voice. It’s designed to be noticed, and the chatter of the audience begins to dissipate. This is the only warning the show is about to begin. The music—powered by percussion of every kind—shatters the remaining conversation and...

A Room of My Own

“All I could do was to offer an opinion upon one minor point – a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction…” I read those lines penned by Virginia Woolf back in high school, but have never been able to shake the idea. Not only of a...