I experienced a wonderful week with some amazing kids writing and producing a play of their own design. It's a ton of work. I weave their words into a working script in just one night - usually ending at three in the morning. I make cast shirts, the poster and playbill, and I help with set and costume if things are running behind. It's all worth it though. The kids get so much self esteem and happiness from this program, I don't mind all the effort I have to put in to make it happen. My cohort, MJ Uszy, feels the same way, and has about the same amount of sleepless nights.
Right now, I'm gearing up for the book launch of Stupid. Or, I guess, my Stupid book launch. I really should have rethought that title. Some things are still up in the air but the date and time are finally nailed down - below are the details. I hope to see some of you there.
Until next time. . .
YOU are all invited to my book launch event for my newest book, Stupid!
Monday, April 28 from 6-8 pm at Breathe Parkour (#8 - 401 33rd Street NE. about a 10 min walk from the Marlborough C-Train station)
Details are still up in the air but this was the plan originally:
1. Bethan McBreen - poem & video - "Century Gardens"
2. Steve Nagy / Matt Turner / Frankie Skripal / Riley Hilton - reading / story / film - Parkour in North Korea - Breathe Parkour Magazine Issue 3 "Parkour Without Borders"
3. Kim Firmston - Reading & Performance - "Stupid"
PK Magazine will be for sale.
Stupid will be for sale for $10.00 (as well as the rest of my books).
And if you want to parkour before or after the show, it's just $15.00 plus tax to go and play in the gym (I think there may be a DJ afterwards too).