I was invited to contribute to share my favorite play that I’ve been touting since I started writing plays. Friends will side-eye and other theater people will groan but I will shout to the ends of the earth… Buried Child by Sam Shepard is my FAVORITE PLAY.
It was announced earlier this week that I will be joining a cohort of playwrights as part of this year’s MADLab 2021 at Moving Arts Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)!
This year for MADlab, I submitted an idea for a Los Angeles play I wanted to write. I was so fortunate to have my idea selected and now, I’ll be part of a 9-month journey to write a fully-realized play from idea to page to stage. The opportunity will end in a staged reading. Stay tuned! I can’t wait to share more!
This pandemic is real and my neck hurts from all of it. I’ve learned nothing from this experience except I don’t like humans.
My playwriting podcast, Beckett’s Babies, which I co-host with my pal Sam Collier will end its second season this Sunday. What a year…! We recorded through a pandemic, civil unrest, and one of the most important presidential elections of the year… !!! Wow. We’re so impressive, right? Take a listen if you ever thought about playwriting.
Anyways, there’s no other updates from me. I will be in Michigan for the entire month of December to be with family. I got a lot of catching up to do in my reading so that’s going to be exciting. I look forward to isolate myself even more from humanity. Can’t wait.
My life improved drastically since leaving Facebook.
When I was on Facebook, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that was bombarding my thoughts on a daily basis. I was also getting into arguments with strangers, family members, estranged family members– it wasn’t healthy at all.
So, if you’re out there, and you really want to leave Facebook. Do it. Just do it.
If you were like me and you had Facebook since you were 16 and there’s so much great memories, photos, and videos that Facebook had preserved for you– download them. If you go to the settings, there’s a way to export all those images and video files that are on your Facebook. When it’s ready, you download the zip file. Before you know it, you have all those images and videos on your computer for safekeeping. That’s what I did and I am so glad I did.
Facebook is junk. It’s been nothing but trouble. Mark Zuckerberg is not your friend.
No update here. Just living my best life from the safety of my living room.
Have you checked out the “very interesting” playwriting podcast Beckett’s Babies yet? Currently on all platforms including Apple, Spotify, Soundcloud and many more!
Feel free to follow me on Instagram to see what I’ve been cooking and eating.
Friendly reminder to everyone: please stay home, wash your hands, practice social distancing. I know it’s so tempting to just leave the house and see your friends but if we want to prevent a second deadly wave of this virus, we have to practice social distancing. What this means when we re-open is that I probably can’t do comedy or theater the way I used to before. It’s going to be so weird and different. We’re entering into a world that we’ve never seen before. I don’t know what normal is going to look like but let’s be ready for it.
Books/Plays I have read and currently reading during this time of quarantine:
Seinlanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-Up Comedy by Franklyn Ajaye
Originals by Adam Grant
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
Ching Chong Chinaman by Lauren Yee
What are you reading? I’d love to know!
Thanks for reading this update. I don’t know why I needed to update you all but I logged in and saw how empty my blog was looking.
I will be signing off in what Lester Holt from NBC Nightly News would say at the end of the programming: Please take care of yourselves and each other.