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.
Hi! My radio hour story is about a challenging teaching situation... if you'd like to use the story to talk about teaching, here's the YouTube video of it. (If your school doesn't allow YouTube videos, get in touch and I can help you get access-- or use the audio, available on PRX here.)
I've also performed two other teaching stories so far on Moth stages-- one whose theme was "Moving," about a boy who couldn't stop moving in class, and another whose theme was "Theft," about a rash of mysterious Lego thefts. Check them out on my Storytelling page, and if you'd like to talk to me about teacher stories (hearing more, telling some, bringing the Moth to work with your school) I would love to hear from you. Get in touch!
This week I am on the Moth Radio Hour, along with some other excellent storytellers-- including my longtime hero, SUZANNE VEGA. A friend recommended that I listen on an actual radio, which I'm going to try to do. The Moth Radio Hour is on NPR across the country; here, on WNYC, it airs Wednesdays at 8 pm on 93.9 FM, Saturdays at 2 pm on 93.9 FM, and Saturdays at 7 pm on AM 820. Tune in! And then go here to see some little extras (including a video from when I taught 3rd grade).
My dream is coming true and I'll be telling a story at ASK ME STORIES!
Tuesday, April 23:
ASK ME STORIES: LADIES NIGHT!
Hosted by the wondrous David Crabb and Cammi Climaco...
Blaise Allysen Kearsley
1 Sheridan Square
New York, NY
Doors at 7:30
Show at 8:00
$10 Suggested donation
I just got the video of my Moth Grand Slam story in October. Here it is, enjoy!