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Kodachrome - Snap, Click - Understanding

Kodachrome – Snap, Click – Understanding

What is better than live theater when it comes to getting a human to contemplate life — and death? Maybe church, meditation, or yoga… but in a time when attention spans are so clipped close to the neuron, one could argue that dangerously live, up-close and personal performances offer an above-average backdoor entry into a...
True Story: in two parts ~ by Sean Siple

True Story: in two parts ~ by Sean Siple

This is a true story of anxiety and foreboding, in two parts. It happens all at once, so it is not quite a flow from beginning to middle to end, or flashback style or even linear much at all. Both pieces appears in Skyline alone and hopefully will stand that way too. Alone, separate and...
Remembering I have what I need - by Sean Siple

Remembering I have what I need – by Sean Siple

Using a standard Myers-Briggs evaluation tool, I was typed as a ENFP twenty years ago and just recently I have been typed a distinct ENFJ. The P says I am a perceiver and the J says I am a judge. According to Jungian Typology, these designations indicate a preferred approach to life. The J sees...
Turkey: a defining moment in our democracy

Turkey: a defining moment in our democracy

by Sean Siple On May 16th, 2017, on the same day that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited US President Donald Trump at the White House, protesters gathered at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. to express their dissent with the Administration’s decision to embrace Erdogan. Turkey’s President has unleashed a massive government attack on...
Shouts and Tears ... processing our new reality

Shouts and Tears … processing our new reality

On January 13, 2017 Nashville’s Dark Horse Theater held space for Jessica Malone’s vision  and Actor’s Bridge Ensemble’s open call to local artists to respond to the pending inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. The name of the mind-blowing curation of theatrical reading, skit comedy, vaudeville musical performances and  a touch of...
Punctuation is going to have wait ...

Punctuation is going to have wait …

Stammering, stalling, stuttering, stung by a raw cut and a douse of astringent, Letting out air, dripping blood, drowning in fear and shame and filthy habits … No longer able to patch together any justification, any people of interest, any way it can keep going on this way …. Punctuation is going to have to...
changing under my bare feet

changing under my bare feet

It was the steady fall of snowflakes, sticky and persistent throughout the cold night and the even colder morning — that stripped away the feeling that Nashville was getting away from me. I remembered this chill and these arching maples and oaks groaning with the ice building up on their shimmering bare limbs. I sensed...