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In response to the 600 Highwaymen May 2, 2016

Young Woman takes the stage,
steps from darkness into the light like creation was her idea
and she belongs right where she placed her body.
Young Woman speaks but the words don't belong to her.
Other women's words have climbed into her mouth. 
The words were invited. They have her permission.
There is no tragedy here.

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Eleven Sentences for Employee of the Year May 2, 2016

Eleven Sentences for Employee of the Year

How old were you when you were eleven years old?

Employee of the Year, you are now three years old.

How old were you when you were three years old?

I was in an audience watching Employee of the Year.

How old were you when you had your first performance evaluation?

What do you see, on a scale of 1-10, in your favorite song or shadow?

On a scale of 1-10, what's your worst memory?

On a scale of 1-10, what's your most expensive memory?

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A Testament to the Power of Simplicity May 2, 2016

Employee of the Year is a testament to the power of simplicity...

...and it’s got me thinking about the impact of unadorned story telling and the truth seeking that ends up defining who we are.

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Employee of the Year Responses May 2, 2016

This evening I watched the performance Employee of the Year. I can’t call it a play because it’s deliverance and cast were so unique. Instead of having millions of dollars worth of props, costumes and sets all they had were their shadows and a carpet. They still managed to convey a beautiful and heart wrenching story. The five girls switched off, each playing a different part of J’s life. The many time jumps and opinions meld together to form a perfectly intense story about a girl’s life long search for her mother.

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A little something Apr 29, 2016

There are many good reasons to see 600 Highwaymen’s Employee of the Year. In fact, all of the usual good reasons are accounted for. Beautiful performances and writing. Light, set and sound design. The vibe. The event. Everything is in order. 5 stars out of 5 for real.

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Barefooted Truth Apr 29, 2016

The words “let go,” sends five girls, ages nine and ten, into a surreal routine. What must be meticulously choreographed, seems somehow loose and reminiscent. One girl dances as if completely alone, twirling and waving her arms gracefully. The others run back and forth across the tiny stage, arms locked, unified as one. They trade giggles and grins as they jostle up and down. This scene is beautiful.

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Imprints and Reflections Apr 29, 2016

The most formative experiences of our lives are often traumatic. They can occur in the most mundane of settings, highlighting and imprinting fragments of our surroundings that would otherwise slip through the cracks of memory. These facets, these wildly unimportant details, color our memory of traumatic events like distinctive and definite pockmarks.

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