For my 38th birthday this past September, I invited a few dozen close and hopefully soon-to-be-close friends to participate in a table read of my new original play, Wake Up and Dream! Or: An Odyssey to the End of Imagination. Except for the title, no one knew anything about this play. Its contents were a complete surprise to everyone, including that they would all be reading characters named for themselves. In the story, a very handsome, talented, creative genius named Jason saves the world with the help of his adulatory friends.
The play is not publicly available, but I wrote an essay about the project that became its own project! It’s titled “I Wrote a Participatory Play For My Friends And All You Get Is This ________ Essay”,
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The Shoofly Pie, September 2021