A few months later I got a Sloan grant to write a ten-minute play for the Youngblood science brunch about an American gymnast who demanded the help of a scientist to prove the Chinese gymnasts were under age and should be stripped of their gold medals.
In 2012 in the car on the way up to a Youngblood retreat, Dylan Dawson, a graduating Youngblood member, told me I should submit another Sloan proposal for a full-length play on the same subject. I did, I got my Sloan grant and here comes the first public reading:
MONDAY JUNE 17, at 7pm.
260 West 35th St, 2nd FL
by Emily Chadick Weiss
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Stephanie Wright Thompson
Watch the play. Have an icy cold beverage. It's been a long time coming.