Reflections on “Dear Evan Hansen”

If Evan Hansen had followed the first rule of letter writing—address the envelope before you write the letter—there would be no musical, no Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect as the quintessential awkward white boy, and no sweet stage filled with a dazzling flood of social media. But that’s what happens when you write letters to […]

VONA Playwriting Workshop

[[note: I meant to post this a lot earlier, but my site was having issues so this is a tad late!]] Humility. That is the prevailing emotion I have as I reflect on VONA ten days after returning from the steamy University of Miami campus to the almost-as-steamy Washington D.C. VONA (Voices of Our Nations […]

Ana Blandiana, Doina Uricariu și Romulus Rusan în Washington, DC

On June 2, the Romanian Embassy held a public event at the Library of Congress introducing the Sighet Memorial to the Victims of Communism and to the Resistance. This event featured Ana Blandiana, Doina Uricariu, and Romulus Rusan. I’m a fan of Ana Blandiana — when I went to Romania several years ago, I scoured […]