A small girl speaks Hebrew, a mask of innocence with the sound of severity.
Archive for category: Literary
By NUSRAT JAHAN Contributing Writer Published: September 19, 2012 In Istanbul The Azann was my alarm clock Majestic mosques were my skyscrapers. The crisp blue Bosphorus embraced me Turkish became my tongue. In New York I wake up to the sounds of taxis All around me are tall buildings without meaning. The Hudson cannot be touched English reclaims [...]
What is it about the summertime?
On Thursday, April 26, Fordham University English Professor Alvin Eng will host an "open studio" performance in room 109 of McMahon Hall with his creative writing class, Performing & Telling Your Life.
By SAM STOKES Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life (SAM enters. He is playing guitar to video and ELIOT on tape continues. Together, it is a hymn to Tiamat, before the dreadful rise of Marduk, and to the ocean. It is a love song. It is slightly out of time.) ELIOT At the still point [...]
By SAM STOKES Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life SAM I called my sister to see if she knew we were Anglo-Catholics. She just laughed and said she thought we were from Rhode Island. I asked her what her favorite religious holiday was. She said she didn’t have one. Aspect of the culture? The music [...]
By MONTSHO OPIO Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life Characters: Narrator’s Voice Mona Young Mona Narrator is speaking in conjunction with the projector showing the quotes then pause for a moment while the image appears Quote appears on the projector: “I Think Therefore I Am” — Rene Descartes NARRATOR’S VOICE: … ‘I Think Therefore I [...]
By MARIA COLUCCIO Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life Cast of Characters Maria Coluccio: A young runner Setting Runner’s Path in Central Park ACT I – Scene 1 MARIA stands before the audience, dressed in a pair of running shorts, T-shirt, and sneakers. MARIA They say everyone has a story to tell. A tale [...]
By JOHN MULLIGAN Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life Curtain opens; JOHN has a list in front of him and he is holding a telephone. Dials phone. JOHN: Okay, Mr. Tanzinsky, Tan-zin-sky, Tan-zin-sky. Hi, am I speaking to Mr. Tanzinsky by any chance? Oh, hello, Mrs. Tanzinsky, sorry for the confusion, my connection is a [...]
By ZOË SIMPSON Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life ZOË is seated at a desk, off to the side of a projector screen set slightly behind her. On the desk is an open shoe box containing photographs, letters and other “memory” objects. The video projected on the screen is paused on the image of light [...]