Monthly Archives: January 2016

Another New Year: a look back and forward

I’ve been feeling that strange combination of reflective, nostalgic, and hopeful as another new year takes its first steps.

2015 went like this:

January – Sundance’d and skied; prepped for SLAC’s first Davey grant and first Playwrights’ Lab.

February – Felt joy and creativity permeate through SLAC as the first annual Playwrights’ Lab firmly made its place.

March – A DC trip marked the beginning of my once-a-month travel for the rest of the year.

April – A magical weekend at the Humana Festival not only introduced me to great new plays, but also to a pretty great new person. Then, the best little person came into the world and made me an auntie.

May – I embarked on the last year of my 20s, visited Pittsburgh for the first time, and got inked.

June – Jake was on Jeopardy, TCG was in Cleveland, and I began rehearsals for How I Learned to Drive.

July – Visited Joshua for his first CATF as GM, and saw Father John Misty play in Pioneer Park.

August – Opened How I Learned to Drive, celebrated the nuptials of Charlie and Danielle in Virginia Beach, and had a babes reunion in NYC.

September – A loverly Labor Day in PGH, SLAC opened its 45th season, and I directed a reading of a new, dark, hilarious Steve Yockey play.

October – Nurtured some new SLC friendships, saw Elvis Costello in SF and then stayed at the most beautiful AirBnb in Santa Cruz.

November – Performed in a lovely evening of poetry and theatre, and got super thankful for a weekend in NYC with some of my best people.

December – Miami and new plays, then holiday love with my terrific family and friends.

I look back on an incredibly rich year. I am fortunate to have had such creative, fun, passionate, and lovely experiences with so many good people. I discovered new parts of myself, I had a few firsts, and I feel excited and ready to welcome 2016.

I look forward to a year of┬áreading more news, creating and maintaining flexibility – both physical and mental, more comfortably owning and expressing my thoughts, feelings, and desires, directing more projects, combating fearfulness with thoughtfulness, being really funny, taking bigger steps, and making more memories.