Paleo Retiree writes:
Despite all the bitching and carping we here at UR like to indulge in, we aren’t just a bunch of negativity-mongers. (Critics, patooie.) Many of us make our own creative contributions too. Try this, and this, and this, and this, and this, and this. In fact, please give ’em a try. Expressing yourself may be easier than ever these days, but audiences are getting harder and harder to scare up.
Recently my wife and I were delighted to see a video pop up on YouTube of a performance of a short play of ours. The actress is Karen Grenke, a souful/funny genius who always makes our material look its best, and the director was Jason Jacobs, a miracle maker who we’ve worked with many times and who we look forward to working with again. The event where the performance took place was a celebration at the Nuyuorican Poets Café of the launch of “Best Monologues from Best American Short Plays.” (Our piece was also selected for “Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009.”) Hey, we’re award-winners, doncha know. Hope you enjoy. And if you don’t: for God’s sake either don’t tell me about it or lie. Honesty isn’t always a virtue.