There’s something so comforting about an old neighborhood. Your feet know right where to go. Everything looks familiar, even things that have changed. The sidewalk feels right, the sun slipping past the buildings warms you in just the right way. It’s a simple serenity feeling. I had cause to be in the old neighborhood this […]Read More Back to the old house
I get off at Delancey Street just so I can walk past some memories. I want to feel things I haven’t felt in a while. Every corner of this neighborhood is a time capsule. I’ve had a drink in every bar, bought milk in every bodega, peeked into every shop window. The hood has changed, […]Read More feel feeling like a mad crush
Writing words for yourself to say is different from writing words for others to say. When I write a play I’m staging it in my own head, I’m picturing the characters, their clothes, their mannerisms. When writing parentheticals (i.e. SARA (makes face) We’re having chicken again?), I make the face; I imagine actors making the […]Read More Writing Myself, and Watching Mariquitas
NY Madness is tonight, and I’m super glad to be involved. The deal is that the writers are given a theme, have a few days to write a seven minute play on that theme, then a few more days to hash it out with a director and actors before its presented. The theme was “light […]Read More NY Madness: in which I have a play
Juniper Street (b/w Spruce and Pine) Philadelphia, PA By the time we moved to Juniper Street, there were some very noticeable absences in our lives. Val had died, Chris Kelley too had died, most recently was Eric Buckwalter, all three tragically, and Dave’s mother Suzanne had been gone five years. Dave was letting the quivering […]Read More Places I’ve Lived part 6 (the last Philly spot)
165 W 66th Street, New York, New York My mom lived in New York when I was a kid. I would visit her on winter breaks and in summers. Technically I didn’t live here, my mom did, but it felt more like home to me than my actual house, the house I grew up in. […]Read More Places I’ve Lived part 3 (the beginning of the nyc fixation)
and she did it. I love it. Update: May 2013 Now that we’re having another go at this play in Fringe NYC, I’d like to commission some more non-traditional covers. I’ve got some leads, but if you’re a musician, and you’d like like to do a cover, hit me up!Read More I asked Stacy Rock to cover N.W.A.