Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Proposal (On bended knee)

A Proposal (On bended knee)

Ostensibly, I only use the word ostensibly to impress you.
Then I follow up with a wry self-deprecating wit to undercut my impressiveness.
Ipso facto, I impress you again.
Yes, I have recently Googled the Latin phrase ipso facto
After having read it in the Wall Street Journal
A Wall Street Journal I repurposed from a trashcan.

I wear no cologne only pheromones.
That smell is my aura and my unwashed underarm.
Science told me that you would like pheromones
Which is fortuitous being that I am out of shower gel.
Or is it serendipitous. 
Those are interchangeable synonyms according to

I own stock ironically. Chicken stock.
Both the Swanson brand sold in a carton and one share of Tyson Foods Inc.
The performance art I plan to devise from this double entendre
Will be a game changer in the Irony game.
A game I am concurrently developing for Microsoft.
You get it.  You understand me.

I have rejected the establishment.
And simultaneously established myself.
I will take you into the future if you can take it.
I know this will sound profound because I have read it out loud into a mirror.
You will marry me.  I will marry you. Our wedding will be a triumph,
A Triumph Of The Will without all the Nazis.


Thursday, September 03, 2015

DonorsChoose Project: Reaching the Write Minds

Reaching the Write Minds

My students need to take an amazing writing workshop.

My Students

Theater is where literacy gets real. We listen and speak and create on a daily basis.
My students are from tough backgrounds, but they have a love for the stage.
The students in my theater class are natural performers and enjoy being the center of attention. There is a lot they can do, and they will let no obstacles stand in their way as they pursue their dreams.

My Project

My students need to take an amazing writing workshop. This workshop is a fantastic way to hook kids into writing plays. They will spend the day working with a professional writer who will teach them step-by-step techniques. One will be chosen to be featured in the year-round apprentice program for up and coming writers. Getting to go would be incredible.
I have sent several groups of students to this workshop in the past 5 years.
They always come away engaged in the writing process on a deeper level. Taking a performer and molding them into a playwright in one day is an incredible thing to watch.

Reaching the Write Minds