When destruction threatens our ability to hope, gratitude is a balm.
Guestpost #52: Yu Murai – Representative of Kaimaku Pennant race (a theater company) – Ten things I've learned from being a stage director (after the devastating earthquake and tsunami 3.11 in Japan)
I met Yu first when I worked in Vancouver for the PuSh Festival, and later in New York City, where I was witness to one of the most bizarre, funny, unique, and inspired pieces of contemporary performance I have ever seen: “Romeo and Toilet“. Yu is the artistic director of Kaimaku Pennant Race, and I [...]
Guestpost #26: Gareth Manning – Ten things I’ve learned while living in Japan that give me post-disaster optimism
Gareth (or Gary, as I know him), is a friend who I have recently reconnected with. We were close friends in elementary school, but lost touch. Thanks to the miracle of Facebook, we are friends again, and a recent meeting over beers taught me a lot about myself. Gary is a teacher, a traveler, an [...]