Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I Will Read My Own Play in the Middle of the Night

Coming up. I am taking part in Urban Librarians Unite's Annual Read In. What does this mean? It means my friend Ingrid talks me into crazy shit. We are reading - around 12:15 AM - the Chinatown library scene from "Candy & Dorothy." Ingrid loves this scene because she is a librarian and this somehow reminds her of her life. So she'll be reading Tamara, her cute-as-a-button boyfriend Tim Conley will read Candy, and I will read Dorothy Day. Yes, I will read the role of the 80 year old almost-a-saint Dorothy Day.

 Stop laughing. I'm a good actor.

Urban Librarians Unite promotes and supports libraries.  The Annual 24 Hr Read In is to protest city budget cuts and to showcase and highlight libraries' importance.  And if you're like me, you believe strong libraries are about the only thing standing between us and the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

If you'd like to attend - and WHY WOULDN'T YOU - come to the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza on June 9 - er- actually June 10, 12:30 AM. Don't ask me how to get there because I really have no idea. Here's a link.

UPDATE:  This was so much fun.  

Thursday, May 17, 2012