12 for 12 at 12 - January 2018
#1 - An Excerpt from At the Barre (Act One)
Happy New Year! I hope you are having a great start to this very new year. I am dedicating my energy on writing and performing mime for the next year. With my first residency coming up in less than two months and a resolution to open myself up, I am starting a series of writing samples on my website called 12 for 12 at 12 (12 plays for 12 months with one excerpt released at 12pm on the first of every month).
Up first is an excerpt of Act One from my mime musical that is being developed further in residency at the Access Theater in NYC, At the Barre. Catherine, a talented principal dancer at ABT with the weight of the world on her shoulders, and Shawn, a non-binary, overweight mime with gender identity and self-esteem concerns, as well as their Inner Selves, are thrust into each other’s lives after an insane audition. Navigating the format of a Golden Age love story injected with mime, ballet, combat, and slapstick, At the Barre focuses on how one finds their beauty and finds a genuine connection in a cluttered and overly talkative world.
If you have any feedback or are interested in this show, leave a comment below or shoot me an email/message/text.
Thank you, much love, and see you February 1st!