How Twitter got me an off-menu Pittsburgh sandwich for my birthday

What is a Pittsburgh sandwich? Pittsburghers know them as Primanti's Brothers sandwiches because that's where they originated. What makes the Pittsburgh sandwich unique is that the cole slaw and fries are served on top of the sandwich. The story is that make it easier for the trucker drivers to eat; however, it makes for a … Continue reading How Twitter got me an off-menu Pittsburgh sandwich for my birthday

Memories of my bad college apartment

In Pittsburgh people love to wax nostalgic about things that aren't there anymore. There is even a PBS documentary about Pittsburgh things that aren't there anymore. Well, the bad college apartment that I shared with Punk Rock Palate is now a Pittsburgh thing that isn't there anymore. A friend who lived in the same apartment … Continue reading Memories of my bad college apartment

See my play “A Skewed Nude” at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (again)

My one-act play A Skewed Nude premiered at the 2004 Pittsburgh New Works Festival where the production won several awards including Outstanding Contribution by a Playwright. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival they are producing four past best play winners in addition to their usual line up of new plays. … Continue reading See my play “A Skewed Nude” at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (again)

In my old school: Memories of my college theatre

Duquesne University, my undergraduate alma mater, is getting a new theatre. I'm thrilled for the students and community members who will get to enjoy the new black box theatre, but I'm sad that the era of the Peter Mills Theatre is coming to an end. For all that space's quirks (and there were many), it … Continue reading In my old school: Memories of my college theatre

Breaking up with Pittsburgh is hard to do

I lived in Pittsburgh for 14 years. That's longer than I've lived in any other place. Even though I moved around a lot growing up, I didn't have plans to leave Pittsburgh. If I didn't have to move I don't know if I would have. The road to my departure started when I applied to a graduate … Continue reading Breaking up with Pittsburgh is hard to do