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Notes from #WHN2018

Hard to choose a manageable number of snippets to share from the inspiring, info-packed Women’s History Network 2018 conference at the University of Portsmouth last week. Here are a few with obvious connections to my work and/or Theatre Unbound’s: The image above is from Victoria Iglikowski’s talk “RAIDED! What items seized in government raids...

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Talking the Good Fight

Tomorrow I head to Portsmouth, England to attend the 27th Annual Women’s History Network Conference. 2018 is the centenary of the granting of the Parliamentary vote to some categories of women in Britain. I’ll be giving a paper called “Women Cannot Fight, Therefore Women Cannot Vote: Staging the Suffragette Bodyguard,” describing the development of...

the problem of other minds

The Last Game: Talked with Heather H. about the latest draft. At her request, I added some dialog at the very beginning between 23 and 24, giving a swatch of their relationship up to this catastrophic day. Writing it felt very much against the grain, though I can see now that it’s useful. The...

worse and last

For Worse: Met with Miriam and Sadie to discuss ideas for the set. Sadie has good leads on office chairs we can get for free, which she can turn into a row of airline seats, because she’s awesome. Miriam suggests having a whiteboard for Michelle to write on, making two monologues I’ve written this...

to-do list

The Last Game: Talked with Heather H. about her observations of/suggestions for the script. Among other thoughts, she raises the idea of a second act set some decades into the future. This doesn’t click for me; though it’s difficult to pick apart how much it fails to click on its own merits, and how...

a gift

Mother Antonia: Interviewed M. Antonia’s niece. I felt presumptuous calling on her; but she was quite forthright and willing to talk about her aunt. When I asked her what she would like people to remember about M. Antonia, she told me about the time she (the niece) was baptismal sponsor for a friend who...

my specs, Ralph

It’s All Good: Met with Stacey to talk about Lord of the Flies, which her character will be teaching to a group of 7th graders. She sympathized with Simon, when she was reading the book in 7th grade. (I sympathized with Piggy, natch.) I need to figure out a title for the Fringe show...

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