February 25th, 2005

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RNC Update

I just had a lengthy phone interview with the assistant to a lawyer who is working on RNC cases. Things are moving forward! Apparently those of us who were arrested at WTC who had our charges dropped (about 200 people) all have REALLY GOOD cases (duh).

Anyway, there's going to be a hearing for my specific case next week and they're going to have it postponed so I can get a chance to get myself out to New York for it.

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I just saw (I'm running sound for the show but haven't been otherwise involved in the production until tonight so I didn't know what to expect until I saw it) a local production of Vagina Monologues that KICKED ASS.

I show the show several years ago at the Virginia Theater done by professionals in the "traditional" style. Three women in formal black on stools giving their monologues. It was good and cool and moving and I was teary and inspired and all those things that everyone is after they see this play. But it was NOTHING compared to the all volunteer production that I saw tonight.

This production had a cast of at least 20 people, all in wildly different and unique outfits, doing the monologues in groups as acts. Like 2-5 of them would come out on the stage at a time and alternate voices. Some of them were solo. They'd actually use the whole stage, walking around and generally ACTING. And they were all AMAZING. The night was busting at the seems with creativity and expression and talent and raw intense emotion.

Plus they have DELICIOUS raspberry vulva cookies.

I can't wait to see it again tomorrow.


EDIT: This was part of v-day which is an annual tradition of having vagina monologues performances in February for anti-violence charity.