First of all, I swear I’m going to post new Tariku pics soon. Every time I go a few posts between cute kid pics, I inevitably get the emails that say, “Yeah, yeah, that’s great about your creative endeavors, now can we see more of the real star of this family?”
I’m way excited about the project I’m doing right now and I want to tell you about it. Robert Cucuzza, the outrageous director of Mother Tongue (I was lucky to have known him for a couple of decades, so he agreed to help me out) has written a new play called Cattywampus and we’re rehearsing fast and furious to get it up at Son of Semele Theater in L.A. on August 5,6, and 7. Cattywampus is a contemporary riff on Strindberg’s Miss Julie and is described as offering: “a deeply textured, abstract and heartfelt voice of the American lower class.”
We’ve got an indiegogo campaign going on right now to make the show truly awesome (and to keep Bob’s kids in peanut butter). There are all kinds of great perks for donating, including a signed advance copy of my novel Pretty. Be the first on your block to have one!
And I’ll do one better. I’m going to do a giveaway here of a fantastic anthology that features an excerpt from my memoir along with stories by Jennifer Tress and David Henry Sterry, among others. If you just go to the indiegogo site and take a look at it (you don’t have to donate, just check it out- it’s funny!), then come back here and leave a comment telling me what city the show is set in, I’ll throw your name into the hat to win a copy of Pinchback Press’ Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost.