In Gina Gionfriddos new play Rapture, Blister, Burn, Catherines got the sexy academic career that every Ph.D. dreams about: another book out, TV appearances on Bill Maher, and an upcoming speaking engagement in Italy.
If the demands of collaboration are infinite and unpredictable, so are the rewards.
How often do you hear of a dream come true from an open call to be the next Food Network Star!? Its like winning the lottery. Or Arab Idol.
So, theres birth and death, but, really, another way to say that is that theres this one event we probably dont remember, and this other one we may not really experience. Described like that you sort of wonder why we put so much emphasis on those two points.
I came across Fernanda Coppels play Chimichangas and Zoloft two years ago while reading plays for a foundation that honors the memory of my friend and fellow writer, Leah Ryan.