Shamanism

I have a keen interest in shamanism and have read scores of books on the subject. However, this should not be seen as an interest in comparative religion or spirituality for its own sake. What…

On Talent

Talent has always been valued in the Performing Arts. I’m not sure it is still valued now that the Left finds greater virtue in diversity and equality. Many liberals find even the slightest suggestion of …

The Value of Objectivity

Although it may seem strange for a playwright to write about the value of objectivity, it is relevant to theater. Theater is inherently an illusion. Actors are pretending to be the characters and the stage…

Evolutionary Psychology

I was introduced to Evolutionary Psychology by Jordan Peterson who clearly got some of his best ideas from this branch of psychology. I was watching his videos because he is one of the few public…

Active Imagination

In my previous blog post on inner conflict I neglected to describe how to explore an inner conflict. For the sake of dramatic writing, an inner conflict requires you to split various sides of your…