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The trouble with everything is that there's not anything else. Which of course isn't true. One of the perks of being human is that you can dwell in anything not just everything. Though everything eventually wins.

Some fellowships for my academic writing to pursue graduate study. Which feels nice, if confusing. I was convinced, a few years ago, that further study was the only option. Then I considered creative writing, but the last workshop experience cemented that I cannot function in workshops. (She said I was too intellectual to be in an mfa.) And for the last year and a half I've been doing nothing but theatre. Too much so to spend any time applying to schools, so I took the year off. So now I finally have the BA which has taken me ten extra years to complete, and nothing else, which qualifies me for jobs in manual labor. So I work as a busboy and a tech on the weekends, and have been trying to use my free time to finish this script (we just made our first funding goal!) and consider my options.

Staying in NY means I can keep putting on shows. But why would I limit myself geographically if I was going to go into literature? And if I went into literature would I even have time to write or put on shows? And are shows even worth it? Theatre and poetry are dying arts only of interest to other dying practitioners. No, not dying. Just dormant. Of no concern to the present.

But theatre presents such strange and wonderful opportunities. For example, I just got invited to a group project where different playwrights retell episodes from the Odyssey in fifteen-minute scenes. This probably wont see the stage for another year.
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