Author Archives: babelwright

Heart-thumps and Broadswords, Chapter 1 [NaNoWriMo]

Here is my NaNoWriMo in progress. I will post it as I write it. The main thing that tends to stop me from finishing stuff like this in the past is that I get bogged down in revising, so this way the whole mess just goes out as soon as it’s on the page. I […]

#TheSummit – Seven Initiatives

I love the theatre and I want it to be better. There are many things that is not doing so well at currently. One of those is Inclusion. Tamara Winters, at 2AMt, has a great post up about what the Next Steps need to be following #TheSummit.  (Edit: as does Swim Pony, here.) Originally, this […]

Season Programming and Personal Agency

I’ve clarified some thoughts I’ve been brewing, about where the responsibility for play selection and artist hiring ultimately lies, in the wake of the controversy over and response to The Summit (which I wrote up in as objective a fashion as possible at DC Theatre Scene – in fact, I was so involved in trying […]

So You Want To Put on a Show at Capital Fringe

Advice from a Fringe Producer/Reviewer/Fan The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. is an annual festival which will be returning in July 2014 for the ninth time.  Anyone can apply and, if accepted, put on a show in Capital Fringe, which is part of an international network of unaffiliated festivals celebrating and providing opportunities to adventurous, […]

A Biased Guide to Capital Fringe 2013

jump down to alphabetical list – jump down to list by category Hi! I’m Brett, and I’m once again (again) writing an amateur, unofficial, one-man’s-opinion guide to the shows at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. So that’s “a” guide as in “one dude’s guide, not THE Guide.” This page is divided into two main sections. […]

What if Small Theatres Shared Administrators?

Every theatre company, no matter how small, has some need for people to handle a number of crucial, non-artistic administrative tasks: the money, the space rental, the legal matters, the website, the ticketing, the house, the marketing (which is a good half dozen jobs in one).  To put on a play at any level of […]

The Three Ways to Get Better at Something

There’s three ways to get better at something, and by something I mean any kind of work, art, or skill, anything from drawing to math to football to making friends.  Three ways: Study. Instruction. Reflection. Study is reading books about the subject or watching videos. Instruction is somebody teaching you, imparting their knowledge in some […]