Sometimes You Have To Go Out and Get It
There was a time when simplifying my life sounded like an attractive idea. It was out there, in the cultural ether: The Simple Life. Slow Food. Getting off the fast track. Redefining success. I read all the articles and I imagined my future, simple life.
Good for you if it makes you happy, but I live in New York City for a reason: I thrive on Everything All the Time No Stopping Walk Faster Please. But even I have to admit that wall-to-wall scheduling, living on the clock, and the all-around relentlessness of my life can become a grind. And The Grind crowds out inspiration. It crowds out creative blather and blue-sky and long conversations and what-iffing.
So naturally I scheduled something else: a we-produced evening of works-in-progress. What can I say? This is how I relax.
The Geese produced a rip-roaring Friday night of works-in-progress on May 1st. Above, Erin Layton and Yaegel Welch cue-to-cue The Mongoose and the Cobra; Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Alexander Salamat rehearse in The Lounge's side yard; the audience takes their seats; Sandra A. Daley-Sharif and Stephanie Keys prepare.