September 5, 2019

This thing we do to ourselves. This these are my people now. This goodbye for now or always. It's just love. It's just community-building. It's just coming together and breaking apart; worlds always break apart. We are an acceleration, not an exception, us theatre folk...

December 21, 2018

            In my gratitude journal, there is sprawling cursive about Isabella’s potential not-ending: warm, merciful, empowered, propellant. It was written midway through the rehearsal process, when we weren’t even sure what the staging would be. Isabella’s final mome...

March 17, 2018

I needed A Midsummer Night’s Dream to close, because my knees were sore. Are. They are sore, very much so, still. For all the diligent work of our fight choreographer and the gracious willingness of the costume designer to offer me knee pads underneath my costume, for...

March 20, 2016

My latest project, and my first piece of writing to be presented onstage - here's what it is and where it came from...Noble Minds - featuring Eliza Convis, Ava Lalezarzadeh, Luca Acero and I - will be coming to multiple different venues in the Inland Empire b...

March 5, 2016

A well-designed, (almost) adequately immersive dive into the waters of young womanhood, Pomona College’s DRY LAND succeeds best when it allows the text to steer. However, a noble but tapered directorial vision - divergent from playwright Ruby Rae Spiegel’s original goa...

February 26, 2016

On this day last week, I headed down to LA to attend Shakespeare & Company's Weekend Intensive. Here are some reflections from this bout of artistic bloodsucking...needless to say, I'd recommend the experience to any fellow Wall Climber. Check out shakespeare.org for m...

February 21, 2016

Reflections on being in the skin of my character, Wendla, and in mine throughout my experience in Riverside Repertory Theater's production of Spring Awakening.

Cautious, mechanical repetitions of "Can I touch you?" compose the strategy one adopts during early rehearsals...

February 19, 2016

 

The Wall Climbers is an initiative that I've kickstarted independently, and yet the phrase itself implies plurality - as in, not just Madeline Wall, not just a single Wall Climber, but a group. A cohort. A community. Why is that? 

 

The short answer is that this project...

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