So as January “springs” (8 damn degrees out last I checked) into focus, I’ve got a bit more info about my next project sponsored by the the Department of Housing. Actually, my acting buddy Tyrone Requer brought me into the fold and he’s doing the organizing. They Dept. of Housing is sponsoring “Waxter Wisdom”which will be monthly dramatic presentations of influential African-American women, as the poster says 12 African American Women Who Changed Our World. And boy did they ever.
Most you’ve heard about, but there may be several who might raise a question mark or two. There are 3 writers in the project, Alonzo being one of the chosen few, who’ll write the scripts, and work with the actresses representing the women.I’ll be creating a script for Marian Anderson, Harriet Tubman, Wilma Rudolph and Ella Fitzgerald.
As much as I do my own writing, it’s actually exciting to do some research about famous folks who no doubt, overcame obstacles GALORE to reach the pinnacles that they reached. So, it may sound corny, but it’s a true honor that I get to be part of this. The presentations will last about an hour, and I think they have the potential to be performed in a variety of other venues.
See, this is the great thing about where I’m at with writing. If you’re lucky enough to have opportunites come your way, then you gotta SQUEEZE those suckas! I’ve been writing my entire adult life, and to still have projects come my way is really —- all gravy. It’s like blogging. I don’t blog to get a zillion followers, I blog so I can chronicle what I do — so I can see it in black and white. Now, if anyone reads what I blog — again, — more all gravy!
A couple other things on the horizon. I would love to present WHAT I DO AS A MATURE PLAYWRIGHT to Creative Mornings. I’ve spoken with the representative from Baltimore and expressed my desire to present. Also, On February 19th I’m doing a reading of “B-SideMan” at Single Carrot Theatre in my old Remington neighborhood.
As I get more info I’ll pass it along.