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  • Blog
    Wed, 5 Aug 2015
    ArticleThe Inner Tug

    It really does seem hopeless sometimes. Everyday, I open the door, pick up the paper, open it and think, “What are we going to do”? The stories keep coming, and they keep getting worse. There is intractable conflict in every area on every level – from our devastating and deadly crisis in the rule of law, to the deep and... more...

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015
    ArticleThe Uniform Justice Experience, From the Tour to...

    Can theatre uncover the surface of police-community conflict? Absolutely. Because writing a play is something like opting to write a letter instead of engaging in an emotionally charged argument with someone you’re in conflict with. The kind of argument where you worry that the words won’t come out right, if at all. If only... more...

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  • Blog
    Thu, 9 Jul 2015
    ArticleTE'A Goes to the Midwest

    Twelve people get on a plane heading west ... and they land in Cleveland! (Where, despite the name of the popular TV show, it was not hot – 50 to 60 degrees at most).The 12 people are the TE’A Company:  nine actors, one playwright/director, one stage manager, and me, the artistic director. We were there for the last leg... more...

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  • Blog
    Thu, 21 May 2015
    ArticleInsights on Insight

    We recently had the opportunity to premiere a portion of our new TE’A piece, There’s Something About America (TSAA) to a very special audience on the West Coast at The 30th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Our audience was composed of Lonergan professors and... more...

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  • Blog
    Mon, 27 Apr 2015
    ArticleSurprised by Beauty

    I recently attended the annual Lonergan Conference at the West Coast Methods Institute at Loyola Marymount University in LA.  The conference is dedicated to Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of consciousness and tends to draw scores of Lonergan scholars from all over North America. As has happened in previous years, I found myself... more...

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  • Blog
    Wed, 8 Apr 2015
    ArticleSea Change

    When Vieve recently approached me about sharing a bit of my experience regarding Insight theory and my life, my initial reaction was “where do I even begin? It changed everything.” After a few days of mulling over how best to express the massive impact on me, I decided I would focus upon my assimilation of Insight into my... more...

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  • Blog
    Mon, 23 Mar 2015
    ArticleMovement Iconography for There's Something About...

    In a previous blog, I wrote about some of the artistic elements we are employing in the creation of There's Something About America, including music and movement. Here is a short video capturing the Company working with what we are calling "Loop" choreography. The movement suggests the figure of the Insight Loop. The Loop... more...

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  • Blog
    Mon, 6 Oct 2014
    Uniform Justice

    Last Tuesday, I experienced Intersections’ staged reading of Uniform Justice, a play we produced in Memphis, TN after months of conversations between law enforcement personnel and members of a mostly African American community. In Memphis, like in Ferguson, MO, trust in the police force—and policing in general—has... more...

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