Monthly Archives: January 2014

ON HAVING MY HAIR TOUSLED BY A DENTIST IN BROOKLYN

  The dentist, having filled my tooth, tousled my hair. I had not had my hair tousled since—well, in fact, I couldn’t remember ever having had my hair tousled. I don’t mean having someone romantically run her fingers through my hair. That kept happening.   I mean the way a grown-up chuckles and does it […]

AT THE LICENSE PLATE BUREAU – Short Play

CAST Woman 1 Woman 2 Man 1 Man 2 SETTING A government office. Sign on the wall: LICENSE PLATE APPLICATIONS (Woman 1 is behind the counter. Man 1 enters.) WOMAN 1 Can I help you, sir? MAN l I’m here to lodge a protest. WOMAN 1 Yes? MAN 1 (showing her a letter) It says […]

SUMMER, 1943 – My Legend Begins

Boston is surrounded by drumlins, hills the Great Glacier forced from the earth. The grandfather I was named for bought a house on one of these hills, large enough for all to live and squabble in, even beyond his death – his widow, one daughter, three sons, their wives, and their children, including me. * […]

KING OF THE SHORTS

  I probably shouldn’t claim this title yet—especially since many of the short films I’ve acted in aren’t available yet for viewing—but here are some:   TEETH http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6eb5863236/teeth ON THE COURT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9K6rsOwllU  THE OLD MAN’S BOAT  http://vimeo.com/18107147 THE BOY AND THE CHESS PLAYER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78f3vPrhwvI DISTANCE https://vimeo.com/39727477 MISSING http://vimeo.com/43180466  BEATNIK POP  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8iNKrYOdl3TVXZrMkVXdFlLUEU/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1  THE CONFECTIONIST http://vimeo.com/53964336 AFTERCARE […]