SAYING GOODBYE TO A GREAT 2014

1) Finishing the first draft of my play about an all-Black female punk band in July was a personal achievement. As 2015 rolls around, I will be working on my 4th draft of the play (THIS IS A BIG DEAL FOR ME!).

2) Taking driver's education classes this December in order to get a driver's license in 2015. I've been talking about doing this for years, probably a decade. Now I am doing it and it is my love of theatre that has propelled me to empower myself with driving. There are many theatre opportunities out there for me to explore and I need a (rental) car to do it. This is proof of theatre making me change my life for the good.

3) Seeing Suzan-Lori Parks' play, Father Comes Home From The Wars at the Public Theater in New York City was like attending a master class of innovative theatre and storytelling. I'm glad I had enough good sense to see the play twice.

4) I finally embraced my theatre artist ambitions by publicly taking on the playwright mantle in New York City as a participant in Write Out Front. I was scared but knew I had to dive into this new world that I so much wanted to be a part of. I had a great experience participating in Write Out Front due to the organization, my fellow playwrights, and my friends who came on down to the Drama Book Shop to support me. 

5) Spending time discussing playwriting, theatre & life with the great playwright, Caleen Sinnette Jennings. Her play, Not Enuf Lifetimes, was a feast for the soul. It was so good I saw it twice. 

The Welders' presents Not Enuf Lifetimes, written by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, directed by Psalmayene 24. November 1-15, 2014 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington DC. www.thewelders.org

6) Making my talk of doing a podcast a reality with the premier of Talking Weird.