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Paul Mullin
Seattle, WA
Paul Mullin’s dramatic innovations have flourished in productions across the U.S., exploring subjects ranging from personal nuclear catastrophe to the uncelebrated underbelly of American History
Interests: theater, theatre, zen
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I dreamed I was walking through the graveyards of heaven. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Just Wrought
Crows are the dead, so much happier. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Just Wrought
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This book was written AS a father, in an attempt to capture moments in my life that my own sons might not otherwise be able to conceive of. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Just Wrought
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I am adding a fun way to get The Starting Gate for a deep discount, over at Ebay. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Just Wrought
Delivery of the hardcover version of THE STARTING GATE,has been pushed back yet again, and may not happen until the very end of February, if then. Here’s how you can get to THE STARTING GATE now! Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Just Wrought
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Courting luck creates a working relationship with the otherwise overwhelming randomness of existence. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Just Wrought
Now, because my astounding friends and fans, the project is 63% funded. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Just Wrought
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Books are like people: it’s easy to love the general idea of them, but in reality there are just too damned many to know or care about. A Readers’ Book of Days by Tom Nissley is an addicting almanac of literature, charmingly illustrated by Joanna Neborsky. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2015 at Just Wrought
Our labyrinth is formed in curves not angles. That singing is sirens, not angels. All the forever we’ve lost is now. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Just Wrought
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So many think Bernie Sanders doesn’t have a chance. Others think he’s inured to the injustice of American racism, puffed up on a cloud of clueless White progressivism.... What do YOU think? Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Just Wrought
When you look me in the eye, (promise me you’ll lie) and figure out who I really am (promise me you’ll promise me) When you finally decide— (you'll lie) —to kiss me (promise me) When you total up the stars (promise me you’ll lie) as I fall asleep beside you (lie to the sky) When you work up the nerve (to lie) to leave me (promise me won't) When you finally say good-bye (lie) Wherever I go without you (promise me there you’ll lie) whenever within you I come (lie lie lie) This wickedness through which we wend (this promise)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Just Wrought
You gamble wrong, hoping I’m like the others. I ain’t. I’m the one who’ll kill you, make you better, or abandon you; but never hope you’ll care. I’m the one who’ll make you bigger than both of us, lift you thriving above surviving. I’m the friend circling your heart’s winter with fire. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Just Wrought
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It’s been a helluva run. I’ve learned a lot from these readings: how this book works and doesn’t, how my friends are awesome, how reading prose in public is different from and similar to reading works of theatre. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Just Wrought
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Why this willingness to throw playwrights under the patronage bus now? It’s really no mystery to anyone who has spent more than a few years as a playwright. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Just Wrought
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What happened to me and my brother when our home away from home burned out of existence, and threw us forward, for better or worse, into the rest of our lives. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Just Wrought
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Just Wrought
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I hope you’ll consider joining me as I read “Confession at St. Andrews”, the eleventh chapter of my book, about my favorite bar in Seattle. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Just Wrought
On the downtown 358. Just witnessed the strangest interaction right in front of me. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Just Wrought
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Since I honestly don’t know what to do next, I am going to do what I've already promised myself to do: read the next chapter, as scheduled, at The St. Andrew’s next Monday night. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Just Wrought
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Swimming in slanting light . . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Just Wrought
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The Poetry on Buses launch party will be Nov. 10, 2014 at the Moore Theater. It’s free and all ages: a vast and necessary celebration of poetry and music. I hope I see you there! Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at Just Wrought
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Next Monday I’ll be reading "Bars: A User's Guide", the 9th chapter of my book The Starting Gate at St. Andrews: a brief review of the rules everyone should know when availing themselves of that venerated technology, the public house. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Just Wrought
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Seeing my words transformed into another language, and then transformed again back into life by these captivating actors, gives me chills. The good kind. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Just Wrought
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Saturday morning cartoons are dead. Long live Saturday morning cartoons. LIVE! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Just Wrought
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We still have a culture that normalizes White as neutral, or of no particular ethnicity. And that informs how we cast roles in the arts community and how we see ourselves as a people. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Just Wrought