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Sins of the Str8, White Father - By Ezra Buzzington

A bed center stage. A huge bed. Or a small one, maybe. Lit by a circle of perfectly focused amber light. This is your bed. And it’s empty. Dressed to your specifications. Pristine. A quarter would bounce off the tightly snuggled blanket. Or, perhaps it’s dishevelled: recently disrupted by loving secretions and the flailing activity of limbs akimbo. Whatever bed design you conjure up in your mind’s eye on this otherwise barren stage, you have made it. It’s time for you lie in it.There is a sno...
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The Road To Hell (Act 1) By Ezra Buzzington

Good intentions.The very things to which we should aspire. So they say.When Howlround announced that it was sponsoring an event for the 2020/2021 theatrical season called The Jubilee, I was thrilled to join thousands of other Theatricians across the country who realize that for far too long far too many disenfranchised voices have been shouting into the deafened darkness of our country’s problematic cultural morass. My heart beat faster as even the earliest of my imaginative imaginings conjured up a ...
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The Road To Hell (Act II) "It's Only A Year, For God's Sake!" (Rationalization #1) - By Ezra Buzzington

Time is relative. This we know. A fresh-faced 19-year-old’s impression of one year is vastly different than that of an octogenarian’s. 525,600 minutes means something completely different to the demographically targeted audience of “Rent” than it does to those who were brought up on “My Fair Lady”, “The Music Man” or, even, “The Who’s ‘Tommy’”. And yet, it’s exactly the same. So, it all depends on perspective. And physics, of course....
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On the Fringe with George

To his friend Brian Aherne, the depressive cad actor George Sanders wrote: December 31st, 1937Dear Brian,I was very happy to receive your angry letter, and I am glad I shook you up a bit. Ask yourself this question: If money (greed); loyalty to theatrical tradition (pernicious exhibitionism); rigid conformity to social convention (masochism), are incompatible with personal happiness—which should be sacrificed?You talk about the theatre as if it had some cosmic significance. As a matter of fact it is pathe...