Once again, we had a blast at First Person Arts Grand Slam! Choosing the work that will translate best to the page is tricky at best, and often near impossible. I mean, the dramatic tension of running out of toilet paper is hard to convey, maybe especially on stage. National disasters, car accidents, mother-in-law tension […]
Stage to Page
Dan Driscoll, Kathleen Volk Miller Always hungry for good stories, PBQ took a break from reading submissions and went out to listen to a few instead. After attending several of First Person Arts Story Slam’s, PBQ was smitten: we wanted to work more closely with the great people at the organization and with their performers. […]
Today is the feast day of two Catholic saints–Saint Cletus and Saint Marcellinus–so of course I’m reminiscing about a guy I dated who thought he was Jesus. I don’t mean he thought he was Jesus in the enlightened, we-are-all-one sense, in which case he would have thought he was also Buzz Aldrin, Bill Clinton, Hillary […]
I stood at the corner of B Street and Allegheny Avenue. I leaned against the wall of Rebounds Bar, where they make you check your weapons at the door. All the guns and knives up on top of the fridge. Like a coat check.
When I first moved to Philadelphia for graduate school I was working as a promotional model. Some of my more notable accomplishments in this undervalued profession include my short stint demonstrating highlighters at Staples, modeling hair straightener but not disclosing that I was wearing a wig, and walking around as a Gap jeans girl during […]