Going WILD at the desk

December 22nd, 2016

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Notes, more notes, the portrait, the 1590’s coin that dangles from the portrait, the mood board . . . All of it Marlowe, all of it WILD.

 

[Photo courtesy Rick Lieder.]

CHRISTOPHER WILD trailer drops!

December 12th, 2016

Coming in 2017, preorder the trade edition of CHRISTOPHER WILD now.

Christopher Wild Trailer from gonervenow on Vimeo.

Three lives.

One man.

Christopher Marlowe is CHRISTOPHER WILD.

 

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Time to go to school

November 11th, 2016

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“In a dark time,” Roethke says, “the eye begins to see.”

Artists of all disciplines have a responsibility to their art, whatever form it takes, to see without flinching and to tell truly what is seen.

It is my privilege as an artist and collaborator to be working with Marlowe’s words and my immensely talented creative team, to present NIGHT SCHOOL the day after Inauguration Day, 2017. Time to learn what our time teaches us.

Playing together in the dark

October 24th, 2016

 

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Collaboration is a tricky, alchemical thing: when it works, it works immediately, effortlessly, gleefully, thoughtfully. When it doesn’t  . . .  It really doesn’t.

Working on NIGHT SCHOOL with Rena Hopkins, Ben Willis, Rachael Ahn Harbert, and Marianne Brass – this collaboration works, the mind enacted in the physical world, eyes ears muscles brain, making the real even more real. It’s a lab, it’s a poem, it’s a playground. And we learn from one another, so for us it’s night school, too.

[Photos courtesy Rick Lieder: Rena Hopkins/ALI<E, Ben Willis/Garden of Earthly Delights, Rachael Ahn Harbert/the Heights, Marianne Brass/ALI<E. ]

“I want to be an author.”

October 17th, 2016

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That was her ambition.

 

Work hard, play hard, repeat

October 14th, 2016

This month I’m working and playing especially hard.

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– talking literature – what it’s for, how it changes us – with the bright and engaging students  at Cranbrook Kingswood . . .

– joining in the amazing yearly #TheLiteraryOthers LGBT reading event at Roof Beam Reader, with a post that looks at how we act when we act out our truest selves . . .

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– popping up in the Indie Spotlight at TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog to talk about CHRISTOPHER WILD  . . .

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– going into rehearsals for NIGHT SCHOOL, my newest nerve production, based on Marlowe’s immortal DOCTOR FAUSTUS and inspired by the “Night School” section of, yes, CHRISTOPHER WILD . . .

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– and heading to St. Paul MN to be guest of honor and present a solo performance piece, “The Art of Darkness,” at Arcana 46.

And every day I’m at my desk, working hard and having wild fun with CHRISTOPHER WILD. Whee, what a month!

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