Posts tagged Playwrights Horizons
POST: 'Antlia Pneumatica' - after the last breath, others will define my life

As I watched, I pondered at what my later life should look like. I imagined me keeping a connection with my friends, unlike those in the play. Rather than having a funeral bring me and my three friends back together, I plan on having them in my life continuously. But similar to Antlia Pneumatica, I wish to create my own rituals with my friends. Make meaningful adventures and develop unbelievable stories.

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POST: 'Familiar' - you can't erase your identity

Marvelous has been doing all she can to erase her Zimbabwean identity - by refusing to speak shona (native language), not doing culture celebrations, and not talking about their family history. My mother is far from Marvelous. She is a professional in dragging my sisters and I to events (weddings, barbecues, birthdays, baby showers, etc) associated with people who are from where I am from. All in an attempt to expose me to my fellow "brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins" (they are not really related to me but in my culture we are all related).

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POST: 'Familiar' - I knew I wanted to go home

The father wanted to go back to Zimbabwe and give back to his people. He felt bad he was a middle class man with a great home and has family and friends that were living back in the slums. This made me hit up someone from my old school to see if the senior dues had passed, so I can give back to my high school by paying peoples senior dues. It had passed though. But now I can look for different ways to give back all around me.

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POST: 'Iowa' It's been a while...

While, leaving the theater I had an epiphany when it comes to me and musicals. The music has to make sense with the production. You can't just have a show and throw in some music just cause, it has to flow with the story. It has to feel like there was so much passion building up that the only way to express it is through music. When that happens, it makes the musical relatable and keeps me connected to the story. Needless to say, I was feeling all that with Iowa. 

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