Posts Tagged ‘Molly Blades’

A Poem Beats Its Chest

November 5, 2010
Photo &  Poem by Carl Nelson / Voice by Molly Blades

The Most Exciting Thing I Can Imagine

October 20, 2010

Leavin' cheap motels surrounding cracked asphalt, leavin' the ratty backyards, leavin' off bakin' in the hot sun...

Editor’s note:  In school we read poems and then talk about them; discuss their meaning.  I would suggest finding an actor to ‘play’ the poem, while the students play director – adjusting the various bits of the actors performance for  ‘authenticity’.   This is how we go about it in the theater.  And it’s a valuable way of feeling one’s way into a piece of art, rather than thinking one’s way.  Artwork is often more revealing and receptive to this approach.  For example, in this poem we found that the narrator was an older Southern woman recounting one of her earliest adventures at age 15, when she ran off with her older boyfriend.

Voice by Molly Blades / Photo by Carl Nelson

From the Editor’s Perch

October 10, 2010

Molly Blades and Will Phillips star in Len Goodisman’s short play, Lunch in the Afterworld, due to open soon in theater TPS4 in the Seattle Center House as part of an evening of Halloween-seasoned shorts, presented by WARP and billed as: Revenge of the Fun Forest.   http://www.warptheater.org/   Directed by yours truly (Carl Nelson), Molly Blades sings this haunting Jazz standard as the play opener.

Molly plays the Spirit of Therese, recently departed.

Photo by Carl Nelson


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