I have been neglecting my Tumblr. I didn’t mean to, but it’s been a busy month.
I’ve been helping out with the On the Square Productions’ “The Minervae,” which played for free in Astoria, at Athens Square Park. It was a profound experience. The community, reticent at first, warmed to the show, and even those who sat around the edges of the park were asking for programs and craning forward to see and hear the show more clearly. Even the kids, vexed at first by losing their park to the show, showed up to watch it multiple times, and even collected autographs from the performers. It was really rewarding to see so many people, who may not have access to similar events, so engaged. Congratulations to all the actors, crew, and staff of OTSP for a great show!
I’ve also been busy writing, which is not an activity that satisfies the desire for instant results, and working on some other stories from my childhood. I’ve been motivated by the response I received from my New York Times Magazine essay. I’m working on a second essay right now. I’ll keep you posted.
Work has been busy, too, especially with the Olympics and the election season, which has been great. I am very lucky to be doing something that I truly love. My job is also great because I am always learning new things.
… Oh, can we talk about Snoop Lion? I mean, good for Snoop.
Most exciting event this week was seeing the last performance of “The Minervae,” followed closely by a day spent eating at the Boat Basin, then stealing glimpses and listening to “Into The Woods” in Central Park (even though we didn’t have tickets and creeping along the outside of the outdoor theatre), which ended by having drinks at a very modest, and peaceful, rooftop bar at the Renaissance Hotel.
So that’s a quick update for me. I will be better about my Tumblr, I promise. You can also follow my Instagram @dtollison, I’m always taking photos!