Category: The Directions: the fundamental, bottom line rules I follow when making live events

There are some ‘rules’ that have just become ingrained. These rules I call ‘the directions’. I trust them and when I’m lost, I turn to them first.

KNOW WHERE YOU ARE FROM – MY ANCESTORS (ACT ONE: EARLY YEARS UP TO 1999)

Know where you are from. That is Direction #2. Because where you are from shapes the lens you see the world through. This is the direction that I had the most trouble figuring out. I was given this direction while apprenticing with Mr. Karge in Vienna, Austria in 1989. He was originally from East Germany.… Read more »


DON’T BE AFRAID OF NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO (ACT ONE: EARLY YEARS UP TO 1999)

There is a moment between a director and cast and crew that can get excruciatingly stressful because the show has to go on, whether you are ready or not, and the director doesn’t know what to do to make the show good. The actors might feel like they are about to be completely humiliated in… Read more »