The Plays of Jon Lipsky, Volume One

“Yesterday’s Voices Today”

Review by Joey Madia

I still remember the day, seven years ago, returning to my secluded three acres in West Virginia from a meeting with my theatre company in New Jersey, to find a package from Larson Publications. Inside was a note, and a copy of Jon Lipsky’s Dreaming Together: Explore Your Dreams by Acting Them Out, which I promptly read and reviewed. It has never remained on the shelf for any appreciable length of time. I go to it time and time again.

Jon Lipsky passed away some months later, before we could talk. It was not until many years later, in speaking with the publisher, that I found out that Professor Lipsky had specifically requested that I receive a copy of his book for review. Continue reading

On the Doorstep of the Castle

On the Doorstep of the Castle: A Play of Teresa of Ávila and Alma de Leon

by Elizabeth Clark-Stern

Reviewed by Malcolm R. Campbell

“It is no small pity, and should cause us no little shame, that, through our own fault, we do not understand ourselves, or know who we are. Would it not be a sign of great ignorance, my daughters, if a person were asked who he was, and could not say, and had no idea who his father or mother was, or from what country he came?” – St. Teresa of Ávila, “Interior Castle”

St. Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582), foundress of the Discalced (barefoot) Carmelites and author of Interior Castle about the soul’s journey, is revered by the followers of many faiths for her dedication to church reform, a prayer-based mystic life, and a contemplative community of equals. Continue reading