An eagle-eye view of Lansing area theater and performing arts from the view of a local critic and performing arts columnist.
Monday, February 11, 2008
If you haven't checked it out yet, you should. Encore Michigan is a new Website covering theater in Michigan. It's new and has all the makings of a fantastic Website--something this state sorely needs.
This is a personal blog with absolutely no affiliation with the Lansing State Journal. While I write a column on similar topics for them, this blog is purely my own opinion with no one responsible for what is expressed here except me. What I'll express here are observations and thoughts about theater, shows, and art in general. I'll mostly avoid reviews--I prefer traditional media for that--and stick with more conversational responses to theater.
I am a lover of theater who is blessed to be able to write freelance theater reviews and a weekly performing arts column for the Lansing State Journal. I have a degree in journalism and was a National Endowment for the Arts Arts Journalism Institute in Theater and Musical Theater fellow in 2007.
I've acted in, directed, and worked back stage at theaters on a community level and am now content to cheer on the efforts of my husband and son. Together, Richard (my husband) and I were drama specialists at the Montessori Children's House of Lansing for four years.
I was also the publisher of Book Help Web (a book review and author profile/interview site) for many years and was one of the founding writers of Flyover (a blog that focuses on art news from America's outback) at Arts Journal. I'm a former Category Lead for the Books, Magazine, and Newspaper section of Epinions.com.