FRINGE NYC is almost here!! Seems like only yesterday that I was jumping up and down and laughing because I had just gotten the email that ALABAMA BOUND had been selected to be part of The New York International Fringe Festival, aka FringeNYC. And now I leave Saturday morning to fly back to New York to start my Fringe experience. And it is an experience — a kind of creative carnival. I will be traipsing around the city looking for our final props (up to Harlem Goodwill, then to Sylvia’s for a fried chicken lunch); meeting with the other companies that share our venue to prepare it for our shows: hanging out at FringeNYC Central, swapping postcards and busking our shows; our star Linda Nalbandian performing a 5-minute teaser at Fringe Central; me joining with other playwrights on a panel to talk about why we write the sometimes strange things we do; hanging out with old New York buddies; seeing other amazingly creative Fringe shows; maybe sneaking out to see Kinky Boots; eating great New York food; and enjoying the fabulous place that is known as New York with the unforgettable experience known as FringeNYC. Oh yea, and performing ALABAMA BOUND.
Hey, somebody’s got to do it!!!!!