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The cast delivers all of the emotion and conflicts inherent in the characters and their situations, along with their authentic accents and passages of Gaeilge (the indigenous Irish language), with commitment and fluency.

Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts
on The Mountains Look Different

For this production, the Mint … offered some extensive program notes, in particular some helpful “dialect notes” for those who might be unfamiliar with Irish English.

on The Mountains Look Different

Recent theatre: The Mint’s production of the American premiere of Micheál mac Liammóir’s The Mountains Look Different, had a limited engagement June 20–July 14 at Theatre 4 (the Beckett), Theatre Row.


Available now! The audiobook of Notes from the Field, read by author Anna Deavere Smith; published by Penguin/Random House. Anna speaks about the creation of this work. “It all starts with listening.” You could say my job is to listen with her, and—for the development of performance—to help her focus her listening in a different way.


On the air! Or at least on the interweb. Not too long ago, I was a guest on Paul Meier’s podcast, In a Manner of Speaking. Scroll to 2:29 for the beginning of our conversation about idiolects (individual speech patterns) and related matters.

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