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No Time To Read? No Problem

No Time To Read? No Problem

September 12, 2018

During the summer between third and fourth grade, I read the entire Harry Potter series. As an adult, tha...

Hebrew Homeland

September 19, 2012

By SARA AZOULAY Co-Photo Editor Published: September 19, 2012   A small girl speaks H...

Turkish Tongue

Turkish Tongue

September 19, 2012

By NUSRAT JAHAN Contributing Writer Published: September 19, 2012   In Istanbul The ...

You Burn Me

You Burn Me

September 19, 2012

By JASON ROSENBERG Contributing Writer Published: September 19, 2012   (Inspired by Sappho’s fr...

Open Studio: Performing & Telling Your Life

Open Studio: Performing & Telling Your Life

April 24, 2012

  By MATT PETRONZIO Literary Editor and Copy Editor Published: April 24, 2012 On Apri...

Entr’Acte: LOVESONG: ENUMA ELISH (Part II)

April 24, 2012

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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 o...

Epilogue: LOVESONG: ENUMA ELISH (Part III)

April 24, 2012

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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?...

A Bird That Flies Is Always Free

April 24, 2012

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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 Th...

Once Upon A Time In New York City

April 24, 2012

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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. MARI...

Can We Count on Your Vote?

April 24, 2012

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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, sorr...

Part III of ‘Strange Faith’

April 24, 2012

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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 Wolf

April 24, 2012

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By JASON ROSENBERG Published: April 24, 2012 Excerpt from Performing & Telling Your Life PROJECTION A/V: It starts with a breath. One, long exaggerated inhale of a person waking up and snatching in all the oxygen they can handle. It is repeated. A moon appears in the sky. The sounds of the woods at night. The m...

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