Notes from a Wandering Laptop

Week of September 26, 2021

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Early Voting Underway In Minneapolis

Still doing my homework, but just flagging for the locals in the Twin Cities who might be checking this site that you don't have to wait until election day in November to vote in the elections in Minneapolis.  Early voting started last Friday 9/17.  We get a month and a half of early voting, so avoid the election day crowds and take advantage of how easy Minnesota makes it to vote.  Not all states are so lucky. Check out the Minnesota Secretary of State's website to see what's on your ballot and check your registration status. We've got a mayor to select (and with ranked choice voting, you can pick your top three), plus questions on issues like policing and public safety, and rent stabilization.  Get out there and make your voice heard.  Vote!

Threshold Theater

Reading full scripts for the next round of choices to be featured in the new play reading series for 2022. Putting the building blocks in place for a fundraising campaign.  Prepping for a November writing challenge event. And after the first two online new play readings, my play "Spellbound," and Shannon TL Kearns' play "Twisted Deaths," we're currently featuring Darcy Parker Bruce's play "The Place That Made You" on our YouTube channel.

Playwriting Group

Still online for now, but after our summer break we've resumed meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month, running now through May 2022. We're interested in new blood to keep things lively, both playwrights and actors, so if you're interested in learning more, check out this post on my blog. (We've gotten more response than I was expecting, but new faces are always welcome if you want to sit in and see what we're about.)

Black Lives Matter

If you haven't read We See You, White America Theater yet, or haven't checked it out recently, give it a look. And if you're looking for books to get you started on learning more, two good ones I recommend So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, and How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Check out Minnesota's new (and only?) black-owned bookstore Black Garnet Books for your anti-racist reading list. I'm still a work in progress but I'm learning a lot.


Here, if you're curious


Here, if you're curious

New Play Exchange

My plays are being uploaded here as well, if you have a membership to read.

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