I spent the autumn and winter tailoring the script, bringing is from just over 13,000 words to just about 11,500. Amidst certification exams in #GYROKINESIS® & #GYROTONIC®, and hosting Christmas and the flu both, I buffed and polished the play into a version I felt confident enough to workshop in front of an audience.
And on January 31, 2016, “The Boy on the Bureau” made its clunky, triumphant premiere at #QEDAstoria. A very supportive audience watched and listened to me tell the story I’ve been too frightened to tell.
I had no intention of crying, but I did – five times throughout the play. As I spilled out my story, I knew I was saying too much and too little concurrently. the best version of this story will never embrace the epic saga it chronicles. But more re-writes were necessary.