When you see a character come to life
and the words come out of the actresses mouth
and they are no longer your words.
You’ve read it
a thousand times
you’ve written it
so that every word was chosen,
carefully selected.

And suddenly it’s real.

You hear it like it’s the very first time.
You don’t remember writing it.
It doesn’t sound like something you wrote.

That’s what it is to know you’re finally doing
what you’ve always, truly wanted to do.

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I remember that…

I remember that time I saw “The Lark” at Stratford in 2005. It was a game-changer indeed. It reminded me of the desperation that there is in youth. If you need to read something that reminds you of the power that a person can have when lead by their determination, check out that master piece by Anouilh.

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“When a theater…

“When a theater goes dark for the night, a stagehand leaves a lighted lamp on stage. No one knows why any more, but some old timers say it is to keep the ghosts away. Others say it lights the stage for the ghosts to play. Whichever theory one adheres to, most people agree: a great theater is haunted.”
― Emily Mann

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I have found it…

I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
– Tennessee Williams

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The Other Sewing Circle

The Other Sewing Circle


See the staged reading of this new play at Shelterbelt Theater in Omaha on July 28, 2014! Want to learn more? Visit today.


The Other Sewing Circle will be featured as a full production for Shelterbelt’s 2014/2015 season! Marie Amthor’s new play will run January 15-February 22 in Omaha, Nebraska. Check out the Omaha World Herald announcement!


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