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I had a wonderful time this fall on my school tour. It always feels so delicious to just be an artist. By that I mean, very specifically, engaging in activities like writing, editing, rehearsing, collaborating and performing. There are no other experiences like it for us writer/performers. There are no experiences that provide such satisfaction and peace. Of course, making art can be full of conflict and high drama, don’t get me wrong! But those of us that stay with it do so because it provides us with a sense of being exactly where we are supposed to be in …November 8, 2013
I went to a party for polyamorous people recently. What can I say, I was curious. It was at a big house in Bayview-Hunters Point in San Francisco. And no, it wasn’t a sex party! It was a pig roast. And everyone kept their clothes on, more or less. There was a clothing swap in one room, and people kept whipping off their clothes to try on other clothes, but only in that room. (I found a really cute polka-dotted corset myself. I paired it with a skirt the hostess had given me – b/c I had come in black …October 29, 2013
After my show last Wednesday in upstate NY, I drove to Syracuse – 140 miles. In the rain, on country roads. Yikes! I thought I’d sleep in a bit on Thursday, but no luck. I gave up and got on the road.
I ended up being really glad that I had. Along Highway 90 from Syracuse to Rochester, there is a little town named Seneca Falls. My interest was immediately piqued. Seneca Falls, of course, was the site of the first Women’s Rights Convention, in 1848. Anyway, I turned off the highway, drove into town, and found this:
A National …October 25, 2013
Another stop on my college performing tour has been Alfred University. It’s another place where I’ve learned more NY history. I had no idea that upstate NY was so full of radicals, dating back into the 1800’s!
Alfred University was started in 1836, and it was co-educational from the beginning. Further, it became racially integrated in the 1850’s. Needless to say, both of these were unusual for the time.
I had a great time with the students. I did an improv workshop, and the show, and hung out with the students after both. This is a group of deep thinkers! …October 19, 2013
This week, I had gigs at SUNY Potsdam and Alfred University. My gig at Potsdam was on Wednesday, then I was due at Alfred, 285 miles southwest, by Thursday afternoon.
More on Alfred later. First – I had a terrific time at Potsdam. What a pretty town, especially at this time of year! And the students were wonderful. Jack McKenna worked really hard to get all the details together to host me. The students who did the tech on my show were terrific too. Alexa was especially stunning in setting up and running lights.
It’s such a pleasure to perform …