Broadway Baby

One of my friends and fellow performers from my high school theatre days is making his Broadway debut this week.  It’s very exciting!  I once dreamt of being on Broadway, and I still do, though not so much as a performer but as a writer.  I went to Northwestern University.  A few writers I knew from there have been produced on Broadway.  Bruce Norris, John Logan. John Cameron Mitchell created Hedwig and The Angry Inch which i believe was Off Broadway.  John and I were classmates together.  He and I used to workout together.  We were the same size.  Our wrists and forearms measured exactly the same. I have lost touch with John but fondly remember our days together in writing workshop and acting class when we were kindred spirits for a short while. He gave me a writing book for my 21st birthday, Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings.  It meant a lot to me and still does.  He is one of the first people to acknowledge me as a writer.

And this brings me to present day.  I need to write more and feed that monster, the writer in me. Writing is one of my greater gifts, so why deny it.?  I must keep writing.

There is more to say on this matter, of course, like the memory of my first trip to New York in High School and subsequent trips in college and after when I dated a writer from Saturday Night Live.  But I kind of just want to get off this blog and write Barbie’s Cousin the musical right now.  Right now!

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About furryosity

I am a writer, actor, artist and storyteller. I was a stand-up comedian for a bit but gave it up in pursuit of storytelling, a format that is more suited for my rambling communication style. As a child I was afraid of animals probably because my mother was afraid of them messing up the house. Needless to say we never had pets except fish. I won a goldfish at the school fair by throwing a ping pong ball into a little bowl with a fish in it. After this traumatic beginning my goldfish aptly named Poppy would try and pop out of the bowl, which is how she ultimately met her demise. I currently live with two beautiful cats, Babaloo and Gremlin, and a plethora of lamps, couches and nesting tables in my mid-century modern furnished apartment in West Hollywood, California.

Posted on March 4, 2013, in high school and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am off to NYC next week for of all things my first photography show! I will see Eric Leviton in Kinky Boots as well, which won a tony for Best Musical. I can’t wait!

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