It was the end of the summer of 2007, and Connis Avant Garde Restaurant was threatening to end my relationship with my not-yet-husband. We were lost in Bushwick on a steamy August afternoon, desperately searching for the Bushwick Starr, a vanguard performance venue wed never heard of.
When I was a sophomore at Amherst College considering being an Economics major, I worked on a production of Lanford Wilsons Sympathetic Magic. One of the actors in the cast, Kim Rosenstock, told me I should take a class with Connie Congdon, because shes awesome. So I did, and my life changed.
Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. These words open Virginia Woolfs novel, as they do Septimus and Clarissa, the stunning dramatic adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway now at the Baruch Performing Arts Center until October 8th.