A Perfect Match: LifeSource teams up with Blackhawks for blood/marrow drive

Hi Readers, I had a new article published this week in Chicago Health Magazine. It’s about a great cause: donating blood. LifeSource, Chicagoland’s blood center, teamed up with the Chicago Blackhawks for a blood drive and marrow registry in honor of 14-year-old leukemia patient and Blackhawks fan Emma Gomez on Saturday, March 23. A totalContinue reading “A Perfect Match: LifeSource teams up with Blackhawks for blood/marrow drive”

Less Touch Football: Pop Warner Limits Practice Contact for Youth Football Players (CHICAGO HEALTH MAGAZINE)

Hi Readers, My first sports article delves into Pop Warner’s motives behind limiting practice contact for its youth football players. ‘“We’re proud to be the first football organization at any level to pass this kind of measure,” said Pop Warner Executive Director Jon Butler. “We think it’s important.” … Concussions at a young age canContinue reading “Less Touch Football: Pop Warner Limits Practice Contact for Youth Football Players (CHICAGO HEALTH MAGAZINE)”

On Playwriting: My Interview with Adam Szymkowicz

I’m happy to have been interviewed by fellow playwright Adam Szymkowicz, whose remarkable blog details the work and lives of American Playwrights. Q:  Tell me about The Xylophone West. A:  Often, the desire to explore a certain relationship will inspire me to begin a new play. With The Xylophone West, I wanted explore the unbreakableContinue reading “On Playwriting: My Interview with Adam Szymkowicz”

Great New Review in Chicago Reader!

The Xylophone West is RECOMMENDED by Chicago Reader: “Maybe the national discourse surrounding antigay bullying would be more constructive if we dropped the schoolyard term and called it what it actually is: abuse. Alex Lubischer’s confrontational and unnerving new drama helps to bridge that vernacular gap by lifting the stakes to where they should be.”Continue reading “Great New Review in Chicago Reader!”

Inciting Incident

We talk about inciting incidents when we talk about dramatic writing. What launches the journey of the protagonist? What sets them off down the road that will ultimately (hopefully) lead to resolution? When writing a play I have the luxury of knowing the ending before I get there, or at least the gist of one.Continue reading “Inciting Incident”