A Year of Firsts

I’ll be the first to admit that based on my age I have questionable taste in music. I don’t know if all my friends are just “old souls” or if I truly have bad tastes. With that said, I have every Ariana Grande CD. Like the physical CD. (I also have every Taylor Swift CD…

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Would That Be Enough?

Early Saturday morning, I’ll be driving to Kansas City for a reading of Good Bad People with Unicorn Theatre. Which despite the very depressing post that you’re about to read, I am very excited about. (I also love Kansas City so YAY FOR A WEEKEND IN MY FAVORITE CITY.)   I thought for a long…

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BONUS POST: Fefu

November is gonna be a weird month. I was going to do a post on Nov 20 and that’s it. Usually, I try to aim for the 15th and the 30th. But it’s the Thanksgiving/Christmas season, y’all!So I decided to do a surprise post in honor of Maria Irene Fornes and Ntozake Shange, who we…

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Can I get a connection?

I get asked two questions a lot: (1) how’d you end up in Arkansas? and (2) How did you get all the connections you have? Well, both are relatively easy to answer. I ended in Arkansas because I wanted a job in theatre and this is the only place that had one. And, honestly, I…

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Homecoming: YAY AREA!

I grew up in LA in the 90s. And weirdly, by the time I got to high school, despite being from southern California, all the music we listened to was from the Bay. E-40. Too Short. All of it. I remember moving to Indiana and talking about “yay area” and everyone thought I was talking…

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GTFO: The Importance of Self-Care

What a trash week to be alive. Everything is on fire and everything is terrible. (My therapist really wanted me to emphasize that everything isn’t terrible and I should try to find things that make me happy but it’s my party and Imma whine because I’m a water sign. We love that sh*t.) Aside from…

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This Town

I’ve mentioned this before but I’m married. Happily 90% of the time. The other 10% of the time I am actively trying to figure out how to murder him and get away with it. (I’ve been reassured by people who have been married for decades that this is normal.) Every marriage is different. Every time…

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Rachel Goes to Camp

I’ve gone to a lot of camps in my life. In middle school, I went to science camp. It’s about as fun as it sounds. In high school, I went to a Christian-focused YMCA camp. And that was a lot wilder than it should’ve been. I also went to a Volleyball camp every summer because…

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Baggage

At first, this post was going to be called “Rachel Goes to Camp” and talk about Barrington Stage Company, the workshop process, meeting a ton of the cool people and how fleeting it all is. But with a play called Well-Intentioned White People, I’ve found myself talking about race A LOT. To strangers, to friends,…

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