Between scene changes, when the lights go down And the crowd claps politely, I do not think the claps belong only to the actors. The claps belong to the sound crew getting the mics to work. They belong to the light crew for hitting their marks perfectly. They belong to the stage crew who are … More Applause

Ode to the Clock

“Ready?!?!?! GO!” Screech, grunt, slap, crash. A chain drags across the ground. All common sounds as we set up for one act, carrying out our monumental set out from back shop. A monumental set it was: 5 pieces of scaffolding, two stack on top of the other to create doorways and the last sheeted with … More Ode to the Clock

Around the World in 80 Days in 40 Minutes

To win a bet, Phileas Fogg and her acrobatic sidekick Passepartout must circle the globe and return to London inside of 80 days. Unknowingly pursued by a tireless detective convinced Fogg is a robber on the run, the fast-minded, fleet-footed pair traverse 4 continents and 3 oceans in a white-knuckled sprint. Homestead High School’s One … More Around the World in 80 Days in 40 Minutes

The Mikado Synopsis

What’s a teenager to do when his parent insists he marry an older woman? (Particularly if she looks like a cross between Cruella Deville and Maleficent.) Add to this that his parent’s word is law because their the Ruler of the land,  and also into heavy discipline. For example, the Ruler of the Land has passed some pretty stiff laws to … More The Mikado Synopsis


“Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” -Bertold Brecht

The Great Playwrights Ranked By Cause of Death

18. Tennessee Williams – Tried to open eye drop bottle with teeth, choked on cap. 17. Joe Orton – Bludgeoned to death by partner during domestic dispute. 16. Jean-Paul Sartre – Infected papercut. 15. Arthur Miller – Frowned for too long, too deep. 14. Noël Coward – Appeared in public without an ascot. 13. Samuel Beckett … More The Great Playwrights Ranked By Cause of Death