Anyone see EPIC yet? I LOVED it and so did my grand kids. It’s the battle for the forest between the forces for Regeneration vs. Rot, so the story line has relevance. The photography is WOW and I saw it in 2D. The story has depth as well as humor. Picture a fruit fly that just lives one day, aging before our eyes, the dropping dead with the last words, “I haven’t done enough with my life!: Must say that I enjoyed it more when the character played by Beyonce departed. Her voice is too iconic. I kept thinking, “That’s Beyonce.” But of course Beyonce and Jay-Z are everywhere these days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM4jqqYJDic
I know, I know, we’re in shadow, but Mimi Kilgore represents light even in shadow. At a dark time in her life, when her sister, Susan Smith Blackburn, an actress and writer, died in 1977, Mimi honored her memory with the Blackburn Prize for women who have written works of outstanding quality for the English-speaking theater. Quite a number who have won this prize go on to earn a Pulitzer Prize! What a pleasure to be at 2013 Lilly Awards on June 3rd at Playwrights Horizon to see Mimi Kilgore receive one!
I you would kindly LIKE my KAYLEE’S GHOST facebook page, I finally figured out how to tell you how to get to it. Put Kaylee’s Ghost//Miriam the Medium in the search for people and places and you will be led to it. Thank you, thank you!
Wait until you hear 14-year-old Schuyler (Skye) Iona Press perform the songs she wrote–part prophecy, part nostalgia, and all poetry, delivered in a voice so rare you can’t pin it on anyone else. A husky, tremulous alto? Some might say Carol King, but Skye is not only influenced by folk, but also by rock, punk, and Latin music. And the lyrics bring us back to a time when kids her age weren’t hyper-sexualized, when questions they asked were about fitting in, about the nature of the individual, what it means to be human. It’s a show you’d be glad you brought your kid to.
Although she’s so young, nostalgia permeates her work, the ghosts of the NYC neighborhood where her mother grew up. Her father, Darren Press was a co-director along with Skye’s mother, C. Fraser Press who also wrote the material. It’s practically a family album. Continue reading