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A Reading In NY..

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..it has been far too much time between entries, and though there has been a great deal going on, the tempo has been such that I have not had the opportunity to pause and commit to reflection..

A good thing! Never fault too much to do ..but, I must find the way to enjoy moments of viewing the ride!

Such a moment has appeared in the invitation by a company in NY, Blackboard Plays, who reached out wondering if I would mind their featuring my piece Reconstruction in their Reading Series schedule; the presentation is Monday the 12th May, at 7:30, in The Cell space, at 338 W. 23rd Street (which is bet 8th & 9th).

The space where the reading is being held is wonderful platform; I was introduced to it by the folks of The Cell, who gave a workshop reading of 3 one act plays of mine, in an evening entitled, Doors To My House.

With Reconstruction though, I find myself at a special moment of expectation; I feel this remains a very unique work, and every opportunity it has to be heard -to be experienced -to be the fodder for conversation -well ..it is a rare and wonderful thing.

Reconstruction speaks to discerning choices hidden in the past and made in conscious sacrifice of survival; a portrait, inherited by Ioni, resonates with answers to forgotten questions, and becomes the agent in discerning a legacy that threads her life with that of an artist in France, Francois, who himself is haunted by the complex undercurrents of legacy..

The play shifts in time; details present an America of the 1870’s, while converging answers, in 2008, occur in both America and Paris, France.

This is the first time the play is receiving a public reading in NY. I am grateful for the support of Blackboard Plays, and each of those generous souls along the way, who have participated in bringing this work to community.

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Written by tomminteroffthestoop

May 6, 2014 at 10:28 AM