May 16, 2019 - Union College, Schenectady, New York

Sometimes I wish I had been a little more diligent in formally documenting my odyssey of performing my Odyssey.

I have the journal in which I wrote the piece... here's the first ink I committed to the idea on October…

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May 2, 2019 - The Robin Theatre, Lansing, Michigan

"Do you ever regret not going on to study Classics in graduate school?"

Students, man: they can bring it.

And the Waverly High School students who filled the intimate Robin Theatre in Lansing, Michigan, on a May Thursday morning sure…

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April 8, 2019 - The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Recently I finally read in its entirety The Singer of Tales by Albert Lord.

Published in 1960, the Singer of Tales changed the discussion around the Homeric epics and its thesis about the oral roots of the Iliad and Odyssey…

February 15, 2019 - University of Illinois - Chicago

No shows for 10 weeks and then 4 shows in 4 days: This was the busy dawning of my 2019 Odyssey schedule.

This is also the third year of keeping this blog, which so far has amounted to 55 dispatches…

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December 6, 2018 - Bowling Green State University

Here's a simple truth I've learned about performing: everything is the show.

Everything.

Everything about the performance space, everything about the performer, everything about the audience.  

It all impacts the meaning of the work that's being performed in ways overt…

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November 9, 2018 - University of Mary Washington, Virginia

What's the relationship between "home" and "identity?"

The Odyssey is undoubtedly curious about where these two ideas intersect, philosophically and practically.  

It's clear that Odysseus feels he won't be wholly himself until he not only reaches his home in a…

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November 7, 2018 - Hamden Hall, Connecticut

I've remarked here (and on stage in discussion and to anyone who will listen and even to a lot people who aren't listen- hey, where are you going???!) over and over that I find the Odyssey's capacity to reveal human…