the shelah marie

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"ordinary affects" Update: Fully casted and ready to go!

We are FULLY CASTED! The director, Marisa Munnings, and I had a small casting at my apartment on Thursday. It was really refreshing to see some very talented actresses show up, I was surprised. It was a real reminder that New York is FULL of talented people, man. The highlight of the casting for me was a young actress Dominique Fishback, who can currently be seen in Project Girl's stunningly brave and beautiful piece about sex-trafficking, called Trafficked. To be honest, this isn't rocket science. I wrote a playlet. It's ten pages long. I'm no Suzan-Lori, but as an experiment in doing shit that scares me, I promised myself I would write a play. What's really a big deal is that fact that I was able to provide a space for other actors, like Dominique, to perform. It's one step in a series of many that I plan to take to change the landscape for actors in New York. Werd.

Here's the full artist line for the Harlem Arts Festival and the New Voices and Theater Festival!

For the Harlem Arts Festival you don't need a ticket, just show up! It's an outdoor festival and my play is slotted to go on at Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 2:30pm SHARP. The play runs about 12 minutes and we have another 10 minutes for a Q & A session.

Tickets for The New Voices in Theater Festival can be purchased here. The show premieres Thursday, August 2nd, 2012.  Same running time and Q & A session to follow. If you buy a ticket before June 23rd they are buy one get one half off. So please make sure you buy a ticket because I wanna se yo face in the place (I couldn't resist using that phrase).

I'll leave you with this errie/amazing little video feautring Mister Rogers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzXaFbxDcM