This Creative Renewal Fellowship period has been the most productive theater writing period in my life. Seeing this much work – and having a platform at the Indianapolis Business Journal to write about what I've seen – has pushed me to think in different ways about theater and the creative process.
Lou traveled across the country for 18 months experiencing 30 plays along the way. His theatre journeys took him to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., East Haddam, Louisville, and to Niagara-on-the-Lake. He saw productions on Broadways stages including Catch Me if You Can, Death Takes a Holiday, East-land, Ruined, Follies, Measure for Measure, and One Man, Two Guvners to name a few. He saw many new works including Eat Your Heart Out at the Humana Festival for New American Plays and classics brilliantly brought to life such as The Seagull at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Lou's Fellowship also supported play readings of his own works, Clutter, and The High-Impact Infidelity Diet in Indianapolis and his hometown of Wildwood, NJ. He purchased essential computer equipment, including a laptop, that he used during his journeys to document the experiences and capture new ideas. Lou's fellowship experience inspired new collaborations with the Indy Fringe Festival and it also led to a brand new monthly series of actor-led play readings entitled The Actors' Playground.
Author/co-author of more than 25 books
Arts & Entertainment Editor, Indianapolis Business Journal