Yesterday, I started rehearsals for The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas, written by my friend and longtime collaborator Ricardo Gamboa. This is the mutant chihuahua play I’ve been wanting to direct/produce for years – and always had the project kicked back or totally ignored. Maybe it is the telekinetic fight scenes. Maybe it is the radical, pro-community pro-youth politic. Maybe it is the challenge of a bilingual script. WHO KNOWS!?! It doesn’t matter – being an Artistic Director is a lot of thankless work sometimes, but the advantage is that I can be an agent for producing the work I believe in. But that’s not what I want to write about.
I want to write about the impossible quandary that is parenting, economics, and the arts.Read More