Spring's Tale

Spring’s Tale

One of my favorite Shakespearean plays, “Winter’s Tale,” already opens with the crisis which will determine the next years of suffering. For no comprehensible reason,…

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In Gratitude

In Gratitude

My grandfather died when I was six years old. Shortly before that, my budgie died. I had named my budgie “Abraham”, after Abraham Lincoln, whom…

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Gift of time

Gift of time

I don’t know if it’s true, but I once heard that an ancient Chinese curse was: “May you live in interesting times.” I think these…

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Last performance in Germany

Last performance in Germany

Last autumn, another remarkable visit to Germany, specifically, to EINS UND ALLES, the amazing inclusive community near Stuttgart, with whom we have mounted new shows…

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Olives in flight

Olives in flight

As a child, I spent a lot of time in trees. For me climbing trees was the surest way to a magical world where I…

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Stretching our wings

Stretching our wings

Sometimes it’s time to start anew. That’s what moved us in programming our 2019 summer festival, just completed.   “ZERO KILOMETER THEATER”: we presented some…

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Walls and Bridges

Walls and Bridges

While bicycling alone through Italy in the winter of 1981, I met an elderly bicycle mechanic in the outskirts of Naples. I explained to him,…

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Visiting the Moon

Visiting the Moon

I’ve written before about how Pia and I “discovered” the south, and mediterranean hospitality, about our pleasure in returning that hospitality to our many guests…

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