I was so excited to join The Moth in Oklahoma City last week for the Mainstage show. The theme was "Learning Curves." I got to hang out with amazing folks, including Shannon Cason, Trisha Mitchell Coburn, Dan Kennedy, Rachel Hubbard Smith, Alexandra Rosas, and of course Moth producer Kirsty Bennett and Moth director Maggie Cino. Dan Kennedy and I reminisced about the band we had in the mid-90's, Chip Dip and the New Experience. (You can get our album on cassette, used, on eBay-- but we never digitized any of our songs. Dan thought it took the soul of a song if you digitized it.)
I'll be at a few of the StorySLAMs coming up, putting my name in the hat, and I'll also be telling stories at a couple shows in the next month or so:
OCTOBER 18: SOUNDTRACK SERIES AT THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE in QUEENS, NY
NOVEMBER 9: SPEAK UP at REAL ART WAYS in HARTFORD, CT
NOVEMBER 14: ARMANDO DIAZ EXPERIENCE at MAGNET THEATER in NYC
Man, I just do NOT update this enough. Last weekend was NYU Ed Theatre's Instant Gratification Festival. I wrote a play in about 9 hours called "The Physicist Always Rings Twice." It was a noir set at a summer camp for gifted and talented youth. If you'd like to host a reading of this lovely 10 minute TYA play, even in your living room, give me a shout. Here is a sample of the noir-ishness:
She stood in my doorway, all 4 foot 9 of her, filling out her camp T-shirt like it was an early decision college application.
Baby Botashansky. 13 years old and already published in a peer-reviewed sociology journal.
You have to forgive me because I wrote it between 9 pm and 6 am.
Katie McSherry did the wonderful direction and the event was curated by my soul sister Rachel Whorton. Watch this space for more from me and her.
I just got the video of my Moth Grand Slam story in October. Here it is, enjoy!