Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank you to our 2009 sponsors

Thank you Encore Theatre for doing the world premiere of TIC (Trenchcoat in Common) this year. Thanks to Furious Theatre, Catastrophic Theatre, and Theatre Exile for mounting Hunter Gatherers. Thanks to The Necessary Theatre, Next Theatre, Know Theatre, Cardinal Stage, Actor's Theatre of Phoenix, Aurora Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre, and Marin Theatre Company for taking a stab at boom. Thanks to Lights Out Theatre for doing Multiplex. Thanks to the Actor's Theatre of Louisville for letting me work on Brink! and putting us up at the Residence Inn. Thanks to Dramatists Play Service for publishing three plays of mine and giving me an advance. Thanks to South Coast Rep for commissioning Bob. Thanks to A.C.T. for commissioning Litter. Thanks to the Z Space and Playwrights Foundation for constant support. And thanks agents!

OK, 2010, you have a lot to live up to.

Thank you countless supporters and actors and designers and directors and friends and family and lover who have to hear me talk about this playwriting shit so much.

2009, in summary

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Albums/Songs I bought in 2009

Santogold/Santogold *F
The Black Ghosts/The Black Ghosts
Lily Allen/It's Not Me It's You *F
Natalie Walker/Quicksand (Thievery Corp Remix) *S
Various/Dark Was The Night
Kate Vavnevik/Halo *S
AC Newman/Take on Me *S
Chris Cornell/Scream *S *A1
The Decemberists/The Hazards of Love
Berlin/Take My Breath Away *S (yeah yeah)
Animal Collective/Merriweather Post Pavillion
Bat For Lashes/Two Suns *F
The Juan Maclean/The Future Will Come *F
Shinichi Osaway/The One
Phoenix/Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix *F
Glee Cast/Don't Stop Believin *S *F *A2
Soundtrack/Adding Machine: A Musical
Grizzly Bear/Veckatimest *F
Michael Jackson/Thriller
Biblio/Ambivalence Avenue
Michael Jackson/Don't Stop Till You Get Enough *S
Michael Jackson/Workin Day n Night
Goldfrapp/Felt Mountain *F *A3
LCD Soundsystem/45:33 *F
Delorean/Ayrton Senna
JJ/JJ No 2
Owl City/Fireflies *S *A4
Steve Reich/You Are
The xx/xx
Miley Cyrus/Party In The USA *S
Imogen Heap/Ellipse
La Roux/La Roux *F *A5
Memory Tapes/Seek Magic
Neon Indian/Psychic Chasms
Annie/Don't Stop
Susan Boyle/Wild Horses *S *F
Susan Boyle/Cry Me A River *S
David Archuleta/Joy to the World *S *A6
Basement Jaxx/Raindrops *S *F
My First Earthquake/Downstairs *F *A7

*S single
*F Fave

*A1 Didn't realize I would also hear this song every time I'm disembarking a Virgin America Flight
*A2 MTABF has bought many other tracks which I also appreciate but have not bought.
*A3 I had another Goldfrapp album which I loved and then this amazing Wade Robson routine on So You Think You Can Dance got me turned on to this one.
*A4 I really loved this song. And then I started to pay attention to the lyrics and I loved it a bit less.
*A5 very very pleased with this purchase. Thanks, Grant!
*A6 For the record, it was free
*A7 Best discovery of a band at a wedding after party, ever.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas present for a playwright

Friday, December 25, 2009

Carving the beast. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Plays I got to see in 2009

Plays I got to see in 2009
(An incomplete list, I fear)
(And not including a lot of readings)

T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common)*
Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party
In The Next Room (The Vibrator Play)
My Children My Africa
Hunter Gatherers @ Furious Theatre*
Pure Shock Value
American Treasure
Straight Up Twelve O'Clock
Under Construction
Hard Weather Boating Party
Wild Blessings
West Side Story
Private Lives
Zoo Story
Natasha and the Coat
Jack Goes Boating
War Music
Rock & Roll: The Reunion Tour
Boleros for the Disenchanted
The World in a Woman's Hands
Joe Goode Performance Group
American Idiot
Brief Encounter
August: Osage County
Saturn Returns
The Happy Ones
boom @ Next Theatre*
boom @ Cardinal Stage*
boom @ Flashpoint Theare*
Hunter Gatherers @ Theatre Exile*
Next to Normal
Circle Mirror Transformation
Better Homes and Ammo
boom @ Marin Theatre Company*

*my own play

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays!