Category: The Storyteller

Before I was a hatmaker, I was a storyteller…

Once upon a time in the early 1980s, my brother Payne gifted me with a small volume titled: “The Adventures of Monkey,” translated by Arthur Waley. It’s probably safe to say that the sequence of events that occurred after that, can be blamed on Master Payne…

This page will house my research on medieval Chinese theater, fused with a retrospect of my performances as the Monkey King. The six-part series will publish on Wednesdays starting June 30, 2021.

Drama in China: Music and Dance…

Part V of a six-part series on the theater arts of medieval China and how I applied them to my One Monkey Show.

Drama in China: The Costumes…

Part IV of a six-part series on the theater arts of medieval China and how I applied them to my One Monkey Show.

Drama in China: Props and Movement…

Part III of a six-part series on the theater arts of medieval China and how I applied them to my One Monkey Show.

Drama in China: “The Journey”…

Part II of a six-part series on the theater arts of medieval China and how I applied them to my One Monkey Show.

Drama in China: An Applied History…

Part I of a six-part series on the theater arts of medieval China and how I applied them to my One Monkey Show in the early 1980s.

Phoenix Rising

Every so often, the hatmaker would host a “Phoenix Rising” soiree on the date of the August Moon…