On April 1, 2016 I went with a group of friends to a play. Afterwards, I needed a drink. We went to a bar – Me & Julio and I turned to my friends and said, “Well, I can do that. I’m writing a play.” UNZIPPED burst into being. Within 6 weeks I held auditions. Within 5 months the first performance.
In the last 366 days, here’s what I’ve learned:
I’ve learned I could write a play – a controversial, intense, and consummate work.
I learned I could direct, cast, and produce myself.
I learned that edgy doesn’t really have anything to do with intensity. Edgy is all about creating an edge (a boundary) that defines the limits and the limited. Intensity is all about the courage of the corralled to approach. Intense is all about farthest.
I learned a few people will support you and even less will encourage you. It’s a red light/green light world. Most people will turn their backs and most people will send you back to the base if you get too close to the win. But some people love the edge. They love the rush of the approach and they crave the excitement of the risk of the fall.
In the coming year – I’ll have my play on a stage. I have a man who likes the edge and who thinks my play can move. He’s willing to put his cash on my edge. If my health holds, by autumn we’ll have a run.