So I did it. I'm on Day 31 of my Whole 30, a quest to eat whole, nutrient-dense foods and nothing else for 30 days. I could go right back to eating and drinking the way I was before, but I don't think that's going to happen.
My watch just vibrated, and I looked down to see that the Stonewall Inn just officially became a national monument, the first LGBT one of its kind in the United States. And I find myself very moved by that.
This play comes out of an exercise that I assigned to my students for our class this evening. In solidarity, I felt like I should attempt to tackle the same assignment: a 10-minute play based on a prompt. These characters come from another short play that I wrote about five years ago call "Another Kind of Opera Quiz," and they've continuously popped up in my head following the events of June 12, 2016. I finally heard their voices clearly enough last evening. This is what they had to say.
The tragic massacre in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, June 12, has left me feeling broken, helpless, and hopeless. Here's all I've got...
So today I had the opportunity to be interviewed for a documentary film about the New York International Fringe Festival, also known as FringeNYC. The project is being spearheaded by filmmaker Frank Kuzler, who has been gathering footage and interviews from FringeNYC since 2006. As the festival is in its 20th year, the plan is to continue documenting this year's festival happening in August, and then the hope is for a release at some point in 2017.