Entries tagged "storytelling"

Ryan. The Ultimate Lesson in Show Don’t Tell and a More Moving Computer Animation Than Anything Pixar’s Done.

Ryan by Chris Landreth, National Film Board of Canada

My girlfriend Mariko showed me this animation by Chris Landreth at the National Film Board of Canada the other day. It hit me like a rock.

It won an Academy Award and made one of those happy occasions when something superlative won. It is perhaps the best piece of documentary I’ve ever seen and one of the most whole expressions of what it means to make art and what it means to live in suffering I’ve ever seen.

It captures what is handed down from generation to generation. Its characters embody what our mental anguish does to us, literally. It shows what a hold money has on art and why art is oxygen. It has tenderness and such self-awareness and love. And it does all these things compactly in beautiful small, detailed gestures. It is exquisite storytelling. Chris Landreth has committed the greatest act of art: he has paid great attention. And he has cared. And he has not turned even one inch away from the truth.

A note: You will probably cry. I did. But it is the most satisfying and important kind of cry. The kind that lets you know that the very point of being alive has not been overlooked.

Other People’s Keys: my story at Litquake 2013


This is about a search for an apartment for when I’m in the US after a time of real disorientation. I think I’ll just let you know the keywords for this story: landlords, hilarious, apartments, keys, cherry tomatoes, flogging.

It’s part of my play in development Everything is Subject to Change. You can subscribe to access all the pieces and be part of the  development process and support me as an independent writer/performer.

Real Winning: My Basketball Redemption Story on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera

I had another story on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera which aired across Canada a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t live in Canada, DNTO is a bit like This American Life, but with shorter stories and more of them. And Canadian towns. This story takes place in Sudbury when I was 12 years old at a Zionist camp. I was obsessed with basketball. And I had a very powerful experience which affected the course of my life as a performer and a person. I learned the power of truth and how a room can change with it. Listen here.

 

New Show- I Just Love That I’m So Into You w/Mariko Tamaki – One Night Only in Toronto 8/10/12

I’m excited to announce this! I’ll be trying some new things including an experiment in which I’ll act as a live search engine and a dating system.

BUY TICKETS

A show in three parts, created and performed by Heather Gold, Mariko Tamaki, and you.
Comedian/performer/writers Heather Gold and Mariko Tamaki promise a night of funny
and thought provoking monologue and dialogue and games with the people formerly
known as the audience at Maggie’s Flying Beaver Pubaret. We won’t give you any rules
about relationships but celebrates crushes, deep love and the revenge of the secret
sisterhood of kids who grew up eating lunch alone. (PS It’s fucking hilarious)
Think: A little Spalding Grey, a little Sandra Bernhard, a little rec room party. Pass the
orange? I’d love to.

Bring a date! Bring an Asian or Jewish date to be entered in a drawing for a future
production of Miss Saigon on the Roof. If you come solo, we might even find you a date.

I JUST Love That I’m So Into You
August 10th, 2012
7:30 PM
The Flying Beaver Pubaret
488 Parliament Street
Toronto, ON
Tickets are $10 Advance/$15 at the door
BUY TICKETS

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/259803

Dinner available before, during, and after the show
Dinner patrons get priority seating.



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