Facing Our Truth
2/6/14, Day 13,791: Facing Our Truth
This day is so named for the evening of short plays created by the New Black Fest and produced with the National Black Theatre responding to the murder of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman. I’d been looking forward to this for a long time, ever since I heard creator Keith Josef Adkins talk about it, and it was a big inspiration for Flux’s own Understand Our Ground. There were many moments to remember: the fearful kinetic energy of The Ballad of Gorge Zimmerman; the antic doctor created by Chinaza Uche in Marcus Gardley’s play that closed the evening (and his Walmart manager deserves a play of his/her own); Dominique Morisseau’s searching look at bias and fear within the black community; the brave performance of C. Kelly Wright; the energetic talents of the high school students involved; the warm and engaged audience giving love to the actors and directors afterwards. Congrats and thank you to all!
Technique never stands still: it only advances or retreats…
Writing: 34 out of 39 days (The Sea Concerto)
Spanish: 35 out of 39 days
What small things did I do yesterday to help build the Honeycomb?
(And what does it mean to “Help build the honeycomb?)
- Attended and tried to rally more attendees for Facing Our Truth;
- Asked Public Service Commission New York to make sure access to high speed internet is brought equitably to the whole of the state;
- For TCG, shared/posted/assisted essays from Pamela Sabaugh on Disability in American Theatre; Tatiana Suarez-Pico’s #3030NP post (sign up to participate, y’all!); and this cool engagement/inclusion project from OSF;
- Shared the petition to sponsors of the Olympics to condemn the anti-LGBT* laws and human rights violations in Russia;
- Cooked (almost) all my meals vegetarian (mostly organic, some local) and added no additional waste (plastic bags, etc.)
- Asked my reps to oppose the “Empty Ocean Act“;