This blog is a post-show discussion. Or a pre-show discussion. It’s a place to keep the conversation going.

It’s a community of artists and audience members who want to explore the artistic world of a single playwright over the course of a single season.

If you’d like to share your ideas or feedback, or if you have questions, leave a comment or send us an email.

And let’s have some fun seeing where this goes.

About the bloggers

nat is Nathaniel Swift, Eclipse Artistic Director since 2007 and ensemble member since 1999. He’s directed (Resurrection BluesThe Autumn Garden, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, Brutality of Fact, 2), acted (Blue Surge, Plaza Suite, Boy Gets Girl, Talley and Son, Come Blow Your Horn, A Woman Without a Name, Confessional), designed lights (A Song for Coretta, Candles to the Sun, Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Rimers of Eldritch, Frame 312, Lost in Yonkers, Women and Water . . . . . .) and produced (lots of shows) with Eclipse.


Sarah is Sarah Moeller, ensemble member since 2008. She has stage managed, designed props, directed and dramaturged for Eclipse. Outside of Eclipse she works as a dramaturg for Lookingglass and a director, dramaturg, production manager and stage manager for Collaboraction, where she is an artistic associate. Recently she directed A Song for Coretta, and was the dramaturg for Democracy, Blue Surge, Candles to the Sun, Bourbon at the Border and Plaza Suite for Eclipse, and No Child for Lookingglass. Currently she’s dramaturging Intimate Apparel.

JP is JP Pierson, ensemble member since 2009. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and came to Chicago in 2000 to study at the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. In Tucson he worked extensively with the Tom Thumb Players and The Arizona Rose Theatre Company. In 1987 he earned his SAG card and has appeared in the films Pontiac Moon, Tombstone, The Family Plan, and was on an episode of Young Riders. Sadly, his scene with Val Kilmer was left on the cutting room floor. His debut at Eclipse was in the Chicago Premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Candles to the Sun, and that was followed by Plaza Suite. He also assistant directed Six Degrees of Separation and Blue Surge. His other Chicago credits include work at Chicago Script Works, Raven Theatre Workshop, KeyHole Theatre Co., MidTangent Productions and The Artistic Home. He lives in Lincoln Square with his dearest friend, Josie.

Rebecca is Rebecca Prescott, ensemble member since 2009. She is a native Idahoanwho appeared in Candles to the Sun, Six Degrees of Separation, and Democracy.  She has previously appeared as Woman in the World Premier of Tennessee Williams’ one act play The Pink Bedroom and Clair in Something Cloudy Something Clear. Rebecca has played roles onstage ranging from Desdemona in Othello with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and The Governess in The Turn of the Screw with Sierra Repertory Theatre to Yum-Yum in The Mikado and Low-Dive Jenny in The Threepenny Opera with American Opera Group. Most recently she has filled understudy duties for Chicago Shakespeare’s Cymbeline and Troilus and Cressida. Rebecca is a company member of VOX 3 and she once interned in Senator Larry Craig’s Idaho office during a semester of her undergrad schooling. ALDA

kerry.jpgKerry is Kerry Richlan, a Chicago actress who has had the privilege of appearing in Eclipse Theatre’s productions of Landscape of the Body, Big Time, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball and, Spinning Into Butter. Some of the other local theatres she has worked with include Victory Gardens, Collaboraction, Strawdog, Circle Theatre and Profiles Theatre. She is a theatre graduate of Northwestern University and studied at the British American Drama Academy.


Gary is Gary Simmers, a former Eclipse ensemble member who appeared in Confessional, Watch on the Rhine, Another Part of the Forest, Landscape of the Body, Frame 312, Talley and Son, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, and Boy Gets Girl, and designed sound for Suddenly Last Summer and Come Blow Your Horn.

Gerardo is Gerardo Cardenas. He was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. He attended Loyola Univ. in Chicago and has been acting professionally since 1999. Previously, he’s worked with Teatro Vista and Chicago Scriptworks. He was glad to have had the opportunity to work with Eclipse on Spinning Into Butter.


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