(UN) Governed Spaces

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(UN) Governed Spaces in a new exhibit at Usdan Gallery that combines art and anthropology to examine the Bagram Military Airbase in Afghanistan. It explores the conflicting narratives surrounding the base while asking viewers to question their pre-conceived ideas of the country. It invites the viewer to attempt to discover the “truth” for themselves, if such a “truth” even exists. Check out the online version of the exhibit to see the art, including some original work by Brianna Morel and your’s truly!

http://www.ungovernedspaces.com/

The Gallery is open every weekday from 2-5

Seven Ravens Pics!

Better late then never! Here are the pictures from the latest reading of the Seven Ravens at Bennington College!

Thank you to my wonderful cast! Hannah Rose, Marshall McGraw, Lecil James, Georgianna Richer, Emma Welch, Maia Villa, Tori Nation, Molly Forgaard, Jessie Berliner, Emma Plotkin, and Belle Clendenen

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Sonnet #11

If you missed out on Bennington College’s production of The Vagina Monologues, this is the piece I wrote which was part of the student monologue showcase:

Sonnet #11- Full Moon Song

(MILDRED enters the stage. MILDRED is very nerdy, wearing far too many scarves, and glasses that are waaay too big for her face. The effect is that her eyeballs seem to resemble those of a flying squirrel. She is also repressing some sort of cold, with little success.)

MILDRED

Hi everyone, my name is Mildred; I’m going to read this vagina monologue that I wrote. It’s not really a vagina monologue though, because no one interviewed me about my vagina. But, it’s about an important vagina-related subject that hasn’t been talked about yet, I don’t think. So I wrote this sonnet about that. It’s also a sonnet, not a monologue. I hope that’s ok. Yeah, I…um, I wrote this sonnet. I’m gonna read it now.

(MILDRED sprays some medicine into her nose; she gives the appearance of starting, but then….)

Oh wait! My name is Mildred, incase I forgot to tell you that, that’s my name. I’m Mildred, hi.

(MILDRED takes a deep breath and reads with the sudden and unexplainable swag of an experienced beat-poet)

Surprise! I’m early! Sorry I forgot to call

I’M BLEEDING FROM MY FUCKING VAGINA!

said the Swim Team Captain to the Swim Team Coach as she left the Swim Team swimming in the Swimming Pool

Then she went home and tried to beat-up her vagina,

but aspirins make good boxing gloves only some of the times

bloody, bloody, bloody, bloody, bloody underwear

Eeew! That’s gross!

Shhhhhh! You’re not supposed to talk about that!

Only fucking and emotions and fucking and food and God and fucking and fair youths and fucking and fucking and fucking and sex

Nobody writes about my Bloody underwear!

Blackness. Nothing. No thing. Disgusting!

Period Sonnets should be a thing (a thing?)

SHHHHHH! You aren’t supposed to talk about that

Nobody talks about that

The End of the Dream Team

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As the term winds down, our Belarusian Dream Team is entering it’s final week. Come see our last performance this Sunday, May 18th, at 7:30pm in Margot Tenney Theatre, Bennington College. We have staged-readings of three new plays (one directed by yours truly!) and musical performances by the insanely talented Alex Diaz. Plus food!

Also, tomorrow night at 7pm in Tishman, come see a screening of Europe’s Last Dictatorship, an award-winning documentary on Belarus!

Please come out and support our last performance!

The Vagina Monologues

Today at 7pm in the down cafe, Drama Collective, GSMA, and SWAG are doing a production of The Vagina Monologues! Come see the show, followed by student written vagina monologues, including one by yours truly!

To all the actors, directors, tech, writers, and others involved, way to kick butt at the two o’clock performance!!! You guys rocked it out! Thank you for bringing my piece to life!

Belarusian Dream TOMORROW NIGHT!

Only one more night until The Bennington Belarusian Dream Theatre’s second performance at Bennington College. Come see these amazing new plays! One night only! The performance starts in Margot Tenney at 8:30, and the audience moves. Talk back with the playwrights after the performance. It’s going to be a great night!

We’re Baaaacccckk!

Bennington College’s Belarusian Dream Theatre will be performing 4 new plays as part of Mariko Silver’s inauguration festival at Bennington College, April 25th. Come see these amazing original works on Europe’s last dictatorship! And stay for a talk-back with playwrights Aurin Squire, Cristain Panaite and the Belarusian Dreamers! The performance starts at 8:30 in Margo Tenney, audience moves.