I’m a fiend for 2017! Although, like many people, 2016 was tough because many of my idols died and a good portion of my enemies came into power after a sucker punch of an election, it was also a pivotal year career-wise for me. Let’s look at some important dates. Considering how late into January … More 2016 in review, 2017 in preview!
After an ecstatic early morning casting a vote for the first woman presidential candidate from a major party, I probably spent the late hours of Election Night 2016 like many others in the Bay Area: stunned, with a sense of dread gathering in the stomach and fielding a steady stream of woeful text messages. Although … More A Plea to the American Theatre in a Time of Trump: Please Smash the Social Media Echo Chamber
Happy Halloween from everyone here at BarryEitel.com! This October has been pretty busy so far, with lots of pumpkin picking and writing and oh yea fall TV is back, BABY! Right at the start of this autumnal era, I found out I was selected for the SF Olympians Festival — the long-running festival of staged … More October Update: Happy Halloween!
Wow! What a summer. FaultLine Theatre produced my play The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident, which ran from August 5 to August 27 in San Francisco. Reactions from audiences and the press were fantastic. Some of my favorite thoughts include this one and this (long) one and this one! We even got a blurb in the … More September Update: The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident melts away
There has been a lot of switcharoos the past few months. In March, I accepted a new position at the Piedmont Post, a print-only newspaper – yes, they still exist – covering the city of Piedmont, California. I started as a features editor but I’ll be the City Editor starting this week. I’m very excited … More June Update: New City, New Position, Same Old Snark
ok so I didn’t really do anything to celebrate Leap Day, but the extra time was appreciated, universe. Some cool things cooked up over February — we had our first table read for The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident, which was really, really funny, if I can toot my own horn. Also, very revealing. This is … More February Update: It’s A Leap Day!
2016 is getting off to a rollicking start — I’ve even kept my commitment to posting monthly updates so far!! But dumb self-deprecating jokes aside, there are some really cool announcements! So grab your “fam” and get “lit” on this update. AWARD SEASON: This time of year is always a nail-biter for us show biz-types … More January Update: The Smiths, Ice Cream and Award Season!