So Gumdrop made its debut at the Fringe this past Tuesday night, and I really can't express how pleased I am with how the show came together as well as how many folks came out to see it. A very very successful and humbling evening for this playwright. The response has been fantastic, such that all of us involved on the project are eager to see where else we can take it, so I can say quite confidently that Rochester has not seen the last of Gumdrop Smith.
Outside of that, the momentum from this show is sure to carry me along in my upcoming projects, which thus far include a new play tentatively titled "Higher Education," a humor-tinged drama addressing the issues of on-campus sexual assault in the United States (and when I say humor-tinged, no, that does not mean there are rape jokes). I will also be remounting a lecture I gave in college analyzing Shakespearean women through the lens of Adrienne Rich's theories on lesbianism and Compulsory Heterosexuality, as well as putting up a fully staged production of my play "Mammoth" some time in early March.
More updates to come as they present themselves! Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the beginnings of fall!