Jun 6, 2011

Looking back at the 2009 DirectorsLab Chicago

Two years ago, this month, Ruth and I were participants at the DirectorsLab Chicago. We had a great time, sitting in panel discussions, participating in workshops, seeing shows and doing a lot of networking. We stayed with the awesome Matt and Kim Lyle, who run Bootstraps Comedy Theatre and were comped into seeing shows at Steppenwolf.

Highlights included:

* a Commedia workshop with Larry Grimm. I let out my chaos in the clown work and recieved an informal "If you ever move to Chicago, you got a place to work..." from Larry.

* Visiting the Russian Tea Room and sampling vodka flights...

* Seeing a Modigliani at the Chicago Museum of Art and re-enacting scenes from Ferris Beuller's Day Off.

* Attending (twice!) Lookingglass Theatre's production of ARABIAN NIGHTS, directed by Mary Zimmerman. It is still in the top five best productions of theatre I have ever seen performed.

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