Theatre Askew discovered the most interesting old time-y manuscript, and then had it translated from the French and Chinese into English, and then performed an excerpt of it at the Salon. Itâ€™s called â€œThe Tale of the Good Whistleblower of Chaillotâ€™s Caucasian Mother and her Other Children of a Lesser Marriage Chalk Circle,â€ and it just may have you re-thinking everything that ever happened in the world. With myself, Brandon Uranowitz, Sara Alvarez, and Matt Steiner, with words and music from Stan Richardson and Rachel Peters (and a cast rounded out by Tim Cusick and Deb Troche). Please take a look at http://www.bricktheater.com/antidepressant– and learn.
Ryan Britt, smarty funny writer from Nerve.com, the Liar Show and the Moth, has been working on a daily short story project: www.sideaffects.wordpress.com. Thatâ€™s a story a day, folks, a story A DAY. His salon story, â€œIndoor Nebulaâ€, tells the tale of a pesky nebula that disrupts domestic bliss by taking up its intergalactic residence in his shared apartment. Annoying!
Kambri Crews told us all about how learning the birds in the bees is a little bit â€“ different â€“ when your entire family is deaf except for your brother Kyle , when you live in a trailer, and when in any relevant discussion, the Rapture is involved. I guess the fact that we can all relate to everything that comes out of this girlâ€™s mouth is a testament to the power of good delivery, great writing, and the fact that weâ€™re all a little deaf, trailer, and crazy. See http://www.lovedaddy.org/.
Today the California courts ruled against gay marriage, so I felt the need to discuss my own personal pet project, â€œWhen Cousins Marry,â€ because I feel that pretty soon all semi-interesting marriage rights are going to be taken away, and then I wonâ€™t be able to make really bad choices and marry an a-hole, or someone Iâ€™m related to, or men who tell me I do, indeed, look a little fat in those jeans. Get out of my relationship choices, haters!
The awesomeness that is Becca Ayers came to perform a song from the upcoming film â€œClear Blue Tuesday,â€ in which 11 New York singer-songwriters worked with director Elizabeth Lucas to create a new story about life in NYC after September 11th. Beccaâ€™s song lyric â€œPaint a brand new skyâ€ made it onto the gorgeous movie poster http://clearbluetuesday.com/, so we have high hopes for the world. You can learn more about Beccaâ€™s music and other doings at www.beccaayers.com.
Finally, Adam Gwon, the talented writer of â€œOrdinary Days,â€ a full-length musical about young New Yorkers recently announced to be on Roundaboutâ€™s fall season, accompanied songs from the show performed by recent University of Michigan grad Olli Haaskivi and Wickedâ€™s Erin Mackey. Fantastic performers, Olli and Erin did great work showcasing this exciting new writingâ€”about young love, and New York, and choosing wine as a window into relationship troublesâ€”or squabble-y perfection. Really, a fantastic showcase and we canâ€™t wait to see the show!
Posted on June 12, 2009