In 2013, Lenka Clayton had a goal for a series of works she wanted to create via An Artist Residency in Motherhood. As she put it: Artist residencies are usually designed as a way to allow artists to escape from the routines and responsibilities of… Read More
Comedy Has Structure Long form comedy isn’t just a series of jokes. Whether it’s a sitcom, a film, or a stand-up set, there’s a structure to humor that relates to dramatic structure. Over time, strong comedy builds. New jokes call back to previous jokes. By… Read More
NOTE: I finally finished Stranger Things 2, and there are some light spoilers in this post. This warning is here in case you’re late to the party like me. But like the saying goes: If you’re going to be late to the party, make sure… Read More
We ran into a problem while rehearsing for the table read of Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Ida Walker: The read-through ran longer than the block of studio time we had reserved for the recording. The traditional rule estimates that one screenplay page equals one minute… Read More
A closer look at a supporting player in GLOW The Netflix cast and production team of the series GLOW have created some layered, dimensional characters with efficiency and humor. The show’s deep bench gives every cast member at least one moment in the spotlight over… Read More
A look at some arc words in Disney’s Moana, and what changing a pattern can reveal to the audience about characters.
When I was young, my dad introduced me to a lot of older sci-fi and horror movies. Films like Frankenstein, Godzilla, and Them! Being the little guy I was, some things scared me. Giant bugs, for example, we’re particularly freaky for me. And that’s when… Read More