Interviews with NYC's Indie Theatre Directors

About the DirectorSpeak Page

Cat Parker


That’s my traditional greeting, and it seemed appropriate to start this blog with a word that, for me, says “casual, friendly & welcoming” which is how I’d like this blog to be.

DirectorSpeak is my forum for speaking about all the aspects of my life – and especially how they impact my life as a director. I believe that directing is half craft and half art, and that an artist’s work is impacted by everything around them. So while the central theme here is about the art and craft of directing, don’t be surprised to find a post about how directing is like gardening! or how bringing a dog into your life can be similar to bringing a new play into your life! or how moving into a new home can inspire the world of a play! Here’s a little about the categories of this blog:

NYC Indie Directors: The key impetus for this blog is to have a place to share my interviews with New York City’s “Indie” directors. A while back I was kvetching about not having a gig lined up and wondering how other directors got work and built careers in this difficult city. So, I decided to ask them! And others said they were interested too, so I decided a blog would be a good way to share my discoveries. Look for the category “NYC Indie Directors” to keep abreast of those interviews.

Health: In August of 2011, I watched a documentary called “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” that changed my life. Not only did it give me a way to lose a lot of weight, it helped me take back control of my health (important when you don’t have insurance!). Along the way I’ve learned a lot about nutrition and the facts behind the food that we eat. If you are interested in this topic, look for posts about “Health.”

Pets-a-licious!: Yeah, I know, my name is Cat, but I also have a thing for dogs! Posts in this category will be about my dog – JR, my cats (Cy, Notch & Feste), animal rescue, and animal stuff in general. If you’re into animals, these posts will be for you!

Rants: We all have them – things that make us crazy.  And this is where I’ll tell you about mine.

And that’s it for my first post! Whew – this was tougher than I thought. I hope you enjoyed it, and that you’ll come back again!



8 comments on “About the DirectorSpeak Page

  1. becky
    June 28, 2012

    hi cat. thanks for including me in your blog send out. it is good to hear how you’re doing.

    • Cat
      June 28, 2012

      Good to hear from you, too, Becky!

  2. Joyia D. Bradley
    June 28, 2012

    Hey lady–thought I would check you out. Nice blog–great to be a part of it.
    Joyia D. Bradley
    President, EB Productions

    • Cat
      June 28, 2012

      Thanks, Joyia! Glad you like it. You’re welcome here any time!

  3. Cory Solar
    July 17, 2012

    Hi Cat.
    Thanks for including me in your blog! I also am a big advocate for dog rescue, I have a sweet little pocket size pittie from the shelter named Violet Blue.. she changed my life! Now, I want to get back into theater, which I have taken a bit of a break from.
    I believe I met you at T. Schreiber Studio when I was in Terry’s class. Glad to be back in the loop! 🙂

    • Cat
      July 20, 2012

      Hi Cory! Glad you like the blog. And anyone who’s into dog rescue is welcome here any time!

  4. Cynthia Shaw
    July 17, 2012

    Can’t wait for the next installment. Great start, Cat!

    • Cat
      July 20, 2012

      Hi Cynthia! Next one will be up shortly, hopefully by the 23rd, with Heather Cohen, the producing director of Flux Ensemble. Hope you like it!

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