Meet Doctor X: a guy with a one-track mind…

Meet Doctor X: a guy with a one-track mind…

Name: I’m Dr. X. I honestly can’t remember if that’s a first or last name. Maybe I’m like Madonna. Or Seal. Age: I’m 36 years old. I think I’m 36 years old. My birthday might be coming up soon, unless it just passed. I come from: I want to say …

Meet Nina, a Crimefighter with a secret

Meet Nina, a Crimefighter with a secret

Name Nina Age 24 I come from … The Gritty Motor City—Detroit, Michigan My life’s soundtrack would feature the song … ’03 Bonnie & Clyde by Jay-Z and Beyoncé. “All I need in this life of sin is me and my boyfriend.” What I’m Doing With My Life: Making the …

Meet Sally, the leader of the Crimefighters

Meet Sally, the leader of the Crimefighters

Name Most people know me as Sally of the Crimefighters. I can’t reveal my true identity here. Age I can’t reveal that information. It’s for your protection. I come from … New York, a city on the edge.  A city like a healthy heart that has been poisoned with cancer. …

So…Why Superheroes?

So…Why Superheroes?

My first task in taking on the (somewhat daunting) feat of staging Adam Szymkowicz‘s brilliantly crafted love-letter to comics, heroes, and love, was to figure out one question: What the hell is Adam doing with this structure? (This is where I freely admit that I did not grow up a comic …

Because we need a little magic.

Because we need a little magic.

I have a confession to make: This is not my first magical realism play. In fact, when Andrew asked me to direct Bureau of Missing Persons, reading the script felt like a homecoming. The very first full-length play I ever directed, The Old Man in the Woods by Brooklyn playwright Gina …

Get to Know Patrice, played by Burgess Byrd

Get to Know Patrice, played by Burgess Byrd

This is Patrice. She’s got a job to do. She’s a lady who gets things done. She’s got very little patience for most things–but she’s also got a big heart. We asked her to tell us a little more about herself: If you had a free day with no responsibilities …

Get to Know Simon, played by Sam Ray

Get to Know Simon, played by Sam Ray

This is Simon. He has a heart full of love. He has a secret. Simon teaches Kindergarten. He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s about to experience the impossible. So, how does Simon see the world? Take a look: If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only …

How I Learned to Knit; or, The Magic In Small Things

My mother knits. She also cross-stitches elegantly composed original pieces, sewed all my Halloween costumes as a kid, and dressed me up in hand-crafted pinafores so often when I was small that my adult penchant for ripped jeans and Doc Martens is very likely some small form of sartorial rebellion. …

Get to Know Richard, played by Rico Reid

Get to Know Richard, played by Rico Reid

This is Richard. He just wants his life back. He just wants his love back. Richard is a professor of Classics. He’s a man of ideas. He’s a man in trouble. He’s a man losing control over his carefully-crafted life. He’s at his breaking point. Here’s a look inside the …

Get to Know Vivian, played by Adrianne Underhill.

Get to Know Vivian, played by Adrianne Underhill.

This is Vivian. She is trying to get her daughter Angela back on her feet throughout Bureau of Missing Persons. Her daughter’s not exactly cooperating… We asked Vivian a little bit about how she sees the world. Here’s what she had to say: If you had a free day with no …