Thursday, May 17, 2012
Oh -- so, THIS is Bloodworks. Cool!
Can I confess? I've never done this before. Not just Bloodworks, but written on a blog before. Except for that interview. But that was different. And Tony was there for that one. And Patrick ended up posting it because I couldn't figure it out. But this is just me. I'm a little out of my depth. Does this look right? Is anyone reading this?
I'll try to keep this brief.
This year was my first in Youngblood. I had a lot of fun. I made friends. I went on 'retreats.' I climbed thousands of stairs. And I wrote a play. Called Nights In Late December. Which. I don't know. I'm not good with titles. It kind of sounds like a Nicholas Sparks book, but. Whatever. I might change the title. The point is -- oh, and I don't have the rights to the picture above. So. If you took it, I apologize. I just thought it was a nice image. I've spent many nights walking around the Central Park Reservoir, and. Never mind.
My play is being read next week. On Tuesday May 22nd at 7pm, to be exact. It's (for now) called Nights In Late December. It's going to be in the 6th floor theater at EST (549 West 52nd Street). My recommendation, if you'd like come, is to take the elevator when you get there. It's one door over from the main entrance, and it's probably one of the coolest elevators in NYC.
ANYway, I have some really great actors reading. Like, really great. Cathy Curtin, Kristen Harlow & Jonathan Silver. All of whom intimidate the hell out of me with their talents. Which, I'm pretty sure, is a good thing. Alec Strum is directing. I've known Alec for almost eight years. He's my flotation device. And a good egg.
The play is about a family. As most plays seem to be. But. We all have one. So. Moving on, the play is about a family. From the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Mom and Dad have been divorced a number of years. Big sister lives in San Francisco. Little brother lives with Mom. He spends a lot of time on the internet. In fact, no one really talks to each other. Except now it's Christmas. And as per tradition, big sister is coming home. But damn it, this year is gonna be different. Because Dad wants to apologize. But Mom and little brother would rather he go f*ck himself. So big sister has to negotiate. And appraise. What reconciliation is even worth. If it means drudging up their ugly past.
Should be about an hour long. Which will be nice, I think. Because that way we can all get a drink before Patrick Link's reading at 9.
Hope you can make it.
(Deans, I did it!)