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Stage Dad: “Life in the ‘Dead Zone’ by Glenn Cook

My son and I seem to be in a “dead zone” career wise, and neither of us is too happy about it. The difference, of...

Stage Dad: ‘So Long Billy! It’s Been Good to Know You!’...

No question, it’s time. I knew those words would come at some point, so it’s not a shock to the system, but I’m somewhat surprised...

E. Faye Butler on Playing Sister Juba in ‘Pullman Porter Blues’...

E. Faye Butler returns to Arena Stage as Sister Juba in Pullman Porter Blues. E. Faye fills us in on the history of The Pullman Porters...

Stage Dad: ‘Jace Casey: Finding a ‘Mindset’ at The Capital Fringe...

For teen performer, escaping the ‘dead zone’ requires a certain ‘Mindset’ Many child actors who start their professional careers in the Washington, D.C., area take...

Stage Dad: ‘Four Kids: Four Stars’ by Glenn Cook

It’s still somewhat difficult to fathom that I’m the parent of a college student and, in a few months, three high school students. Somewhere...

Stage Dad: “What I Wish I Had Known…” by Glenn Cook

Occasionally, I get questions from others whose children are interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. Usually, they want to know how...

Stage Dad: ‘A Lesson From Dance’ by Glenn Cook

Like many parents with school-age children, a standing feature on many of our Saturdays is toting the kids to various lessons. For all of...

Stage Dad: ‘A Triathlon in Chunks’ by Glenn Cook

Being the parent of a professional child actor has a lot in common with triathlons. Sometimes you run, sometimes you spin around in circles,...

Stage Dad: ‘Three Simple Rules’ by Glenn Cook

Everyone has heard horrible stories about stage parents. Reality shows paint the worst pictures in vivid, cable-ready HD. Tabloids are littered with tales of the...

My New Column ‘Stage Dad’ by Glenn Cook

“I saw my sis go pitter pat. Said I can do that. I can do that.” Five and a half years ago, my little boy...

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