Christmas Letter 2014: A Filterer’s Review

If you had a conversation with me in the last 1-3 years, you may have experienced the following: (1) I asked you a question immediately. i.e. "Jane! How are you? Tell me about your life!" (2) I answered your question with a question. i.e. "Hi Vanessa, how are you?" "Jane! How are you? Tell me about your life!" …

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(mostly)nonfiction

I never really considered 'how' I worked. Particularly in an office. I figured, 'oh, I input the info. I make phone calls. I update this. I update that. It's procedure. It's pretty basic. I'm pretty organized.' Last week at the Goodman was 'crossover week,' the final week of my internship. Our office once crammed with …

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sister phone calls, leg warmers, and sunshine

It appears that as November clips by, I am facing--once again--a time of transition. (Am I sounding like a broken record?) My internship @ Goodman is now over half complete, and come January, well, who knows! I try not to look at the unknown as a negative. In some ways, it's a blessing to have …

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Between Granville & the Loop

Sunday morning we officially closed Season 45 at the Red Barn Summer Theatre. Less than 24 hours later,  I began my internship at the Goodman Theatre in downtown Chicago. There are transitions. And then there are transitions that go so quickly, you're not sure if you've even transitioned yet--if your brain has caught up with …

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