On my 24th birthday I meant to post this song by CSNY but I forgot. I was going to do it now for Katie’s, but I just listened to the song again and it turns out to be rather sad.
When I went to Katie’s 14th birthday party, we had only known each other for maybe two weeks. We were village people in the school production of “Aladdin.” I didn’t really know anything about her except that she dressed like Annie Hall (a movie I’d never seen), knew every Best Picture winner, and seemed put up with me. I remember sitting on the floor of her room. It was painted green but you could barely see that underneath all the movie posters and pictures and newspaper clippings taped on her wall. It was pretty much the coolest room I’d ever been in. I suddenly felt really lame about the gift I was giving her. It was an address book.
Is it more or less lame that this year my gift is a post on Tumblr? I don’t rightly know. Well, either way, happy birthday.
We’ve only gone three miles. But before we even left the driveway Baffles was already baffling enough for the whole next five hours. THEN we went to get breakfast sandwiches at Brennans and I got to chatting with Eli, one of the guys who’s worked there forever. When I mentioned I lived in Astoria, he said so did he—on Broadway. Hey, I said, so did I! Small world! You know that Greek restaurant, he says, open all the time… Uncle George’s? That’s where he lived, he tells me.
It’s theater boiled down to its essence. Sixty Seconds from lights up to lights down. The much-anticipated short-form theatre festival returns for it’s fourth year in partnership with the red-hot Astoria Performing Arts Center! Curated by Dominic D’Andrea, the program will present over 80 plays all under sixty seconds by some of the most exciting emerging and established writers in the American Theatre.
The 2010 One-Minute Play Festival Playwrights Are:
David Simpatico, Daniel McCoy, Michael Golmaco, Meghan Sass, Josh Conkel, Matt Gunn Park, Corina Copp, Laurel Haines, Erica Saleh, Bekah Brunstetter, Janine Nabers, Alexis Clements, Eric Bland, Peter Gil-Sheraton, Jen Silverman, Mallery Avidon, Anna Moench, Eric Winick, Maya Macdonald, Paul Thureen & Hannah Bos, James Carter, Tanya Saracho, Micah Bucey, Tom X. Chao, Rose Martula, Andrea Ciannavei, Enrique Urueta, Ben Cikanek, Liz Duffy Adams, Michael Bradford, Robert Saietta, Tommy Smith, Alejandro Morales, Avi Glickstein, and more!
And Alumni Playwrights:
Matthew Paul Olmos, Michael John Garces, Adam Szymkowicz, Callie Kimball, Sibyl Kempson, Caridad Svich, Christine Evans, Clay McLeod Chapman, Anton Dudley, Qui Nguyen, & Saviana Stanescu.
Robert Ross Parker (Co-Artistic Director of the Obie Award winning Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company), Scott Ebersold (Co-Artistic Director, Packawallop Productions), Jordana Williams (Gideon Productions),Dominic D’Andrea (Festival Curator), Morgan Gould (Associate Director, Young Jean Lee’s Theatre Company), Melanie Williams (Artistic Director, Red Fern Theatre Company), & Tom Wojtinik (Artistic Director of APAC.)
If you’re in New York, go see this. The curator, Dominic, is a friend of mine and he graciously took me home last year after I threw up on him at TheCoastisClear’s birthday party. He deserves your support.
I am broke. I spent all of my money on the tuition for the circus farm where I’ll be living and working for the next three months. I justified the amount of money I’m spending on this because of the education I’ll be getting and the fact that it covers room and board.
Or so I thought.
The program begins on Saturday and in the email I just received we were asked to make sure we bring enough food to last us until Monday, when we will go to the grocery store.
I went back over all of the information I’ve received and over everything on their website, and nowhere does it say that they provide food. Turns out I just made that up.
This is an unexpected and highly, highly unwelcome twist.
I haven’t been around much because I don’t have a computer but that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about you!
In fact, on Friday there was a dog parade here at the Seaport and I met a doggy named Faith! Then I turned around and met one named Bingo! Say what!
Yesterday, I got a postcard from HurricaneK! It had an adorable drawing of a kitty that looks like her Queso!
On Saturday I saw Katie Coyle in real life! We had breakfast together! Delicious, scrumptious, scrambled eggs with cream cheese and crab, ricotta blueberry pancakes, overlooking Mystic River breakfast.
What I’m trying to say is that all of Tumblr should come to Mystic before I leave on Saturday so we can have breakfast, pet doggies, and write postcards together. Deal?