Lindsey Trout Hughes

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Lindsey Trout Hughes is a freelance copywriter and theater maker in New York City. You can find her on Twitter.

Stories

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Bringing Acting Technique to Exploratory Writing

When beginning a new written work, apply acting exercises to explore the intent, sensory experiences, and focus of your writing.

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Waiting for Godot as an Impatient Schoolgirl

This was a time in my life when I believed fervently in a loving God, when I wanted to be obedient, and obedience meant waiting.

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Having a Child Meant Imagining a New Way to Make Theater

I had to imagine an environment in which theater-making and parenting could not only coexist, but nourish and inform one another.

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Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ Taught Me About Being a Twin

For me and my twin, the surprise was not our matching tumors, but that hers was malignant and mine was benign.

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Rediscovering Chekhov’s Plays in the Pandemic

The play asked suddenly familiar questions: Why all this suffering? Is life really beautiful? How are we supposed to go on like this?

Cover Photo: An image of  John Everett Millais's 'Ophelia' in which Ophelia lays in water surrounded by a lush  green landscape. She is wearing a dress and her head and hands are above water. Flowers surround her in the water.
Playing Ophelia Helped Me Navigate My Own Grief

She sings and speaks in lewd riddles, mourning her father’s untimely death and her abandonment by Hamlet, her lover.