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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Carlyle Brown

by Todd London
4 June 2018
Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Boundaries, Please

by Catherine Trieschmann
25 February 2017
Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Lady Doth Protest (but not enough)

by Catherine Trieschmann
25 January 2017
A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights
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A Lover's Guide to American Playwrights

Carlyle Brown

4 June 2018

Todd London celebrates playwright Carlyle Brown, who recently won the William Inge Theater Festival’s award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Boundaries, Please

25 February 2017

Catherine Trieschmann sets rules to govern her daily news consumption. 

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Lady Doth Protest (but not enough)

25 January 2017

Catherine Trieschmann attends a political rally, but has trouble not criticizing it through a theatrical lens.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Birth of an Actor at Bethlehem

23 December 2016

Catherine Trieschmann’s daughter is mis-cast as the lead in the Christmas pageant.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

How to Comfort Our Daughters

8 December 2016

Catherine Trieschmann considers how to talk to her children about the US presidential election results.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Killer Clowns, Donald Trump, and Other Ghouls

30 October 2016

Catherine Trieschmann on her children’s fears and the importance of Halloween.

How Theatre Renewed My Perspective on Climate Change
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How Theatre Renewed My Perspective on Climate Change

21 September 2016

Undergraduate actor Sterling Oliver writes about how performing Forward led him to rediscover a passion for working to prevent climate change.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

No Talent, No Show

15 September 2016

Catherine Trieschmann coaches her daughter through the heartbreak of rejection from the school talent show.

Red Carpet Academy
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Red Carpet Academy

Celebrating the Arts in Western Kansas

15 December 2015

Cole Matson shares his experience attending a one-day event in Kansas that advocates for the local arts scene.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Coffee Spoons

14 November 2015

Playwright Catherine Trieschmann discusses tracking her writing output as her daughter tracks her reading.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

From the Mouths of Babes, Feedback

3 October 2015

Catherine Trieschmann writes about her first experience bringing her children to a production of one of her shows.

Playwriting and Parenting
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Playwriting and Parenting

The (Re)Education of Laura

16 July 2015

In this installment, Catherine Trieschmann shares what happened when her daughter became addicted to "Frozen" Radio, and a musical re-education became imperative. 

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Boyfriend Plot

19 March 2015

Catherine Trieschmann tackles what happens when she leads storytelling exercises with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, and almost all of them write about boyfriends.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

The Pageant, part III

24 December 2014

In this installment, Catherine gets her dream job of directing the Christmas Pageant, only to find out her professional experience might not be too helpful with this production. 

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Excuses

10 December 2014

In her latest installment, Catherine Trieschmann explores turning forty, leaky roofs, advice for parents on how to save money on childcare, and what to do when you’re working from home with your child.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Gotta Dance

31 July 2014

Nothing stirs my blood quite like the soft knock of toe shoes on a wood floor during a piqué. And so I admit, I may have exhibited a little too much enthusiasm when Laura, four, expressed a passing interest in taking a ballet class this summer.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

Worksong

28 June 2014

My feelings are more complicated than merely wishing my children would share my love of theater, however, because what I really want is for my children to love the theater, to appreciate all their access, but have absolutely no desire to pursue it as a career.

Parenting and Playwriting
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Parenting and Playwriting

In the Back Row

29 April 2014

A couple of months ago, HowlRound hosted a discussion about parenting and theater on Twitter hashtag #newplay, and perhaps the most interesting question to emerge from the discussion was simply: "Should I bring my kid to rehearsal?"

Playwriting and Parenting
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Playwriting and Parenting

New Year, New Me

29 January 2014

Maybe it stems from the being a creative personality or being behind in writing projects, Catherine Trieschmann questions whether a renewal of occupation will uplift her creative stagnation.

Multiple pencils in a cup.
Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

School to Back

2 September 2013

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: the first days of school.

A cartoon baby.
Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

Unplugged

6 July 2013

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: unplugging from the internet... and pacifiers. 

Aerial view of an airport covered in snow.
Parenting & Playwriting
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Parenting & Playwriting

Snow in April

27 April 2013

On this edition of Parenting & Playwriting with Catherine Trieschmann: looking for optimism in the wake of the Boston Bombings, and finding empathy in the darkest of times.

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Parenting & Playwriting

Preggers by Catherine Trieschmann

9 February 2013

This week on Parenting & Playwriting, Catherine Trieschmann does not offer advice... but, rather, offers up some ideas on the very many ways to handle pregnancy as a theatre artist.