REPOST – Verdigris – A Play by Jim Beaver

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As part of my salute to fandom week, I’m switching up Thursday’s Weekly Recommendation to post today. I am so excited to be able to promote this (and I’ll be reposting it a couple of more times this week and next until they reach their goal.)

This is a kickstarter to raise the funds needed for Verdigris to be performed March 13 though April 19, 2015 at Theatre West in Los Angeles, CA.

Verdigris was written by Jim Beaver and previously performed by Theatre West in 1985 with Maureen Stapleton in the leading role. It was the winner of the Los Angeles Dramalogue Critics Award for Playwriting and a finalist for Actors Theatre of Louisville Great American Play Contest.

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Jim is well known from his roles in Deadwood and Supernatural. He is also a film historian and his memoir, Life’s That Way about his wife, Cecily’s cancer diagnosis and their daughter’s autism diagnosis shows the heartbreak and the faith and love that this man has for his family. He’s a good soul who’s all heart. (Full disclosure if it wasn’t apparent: I’m a fan.)

Theatre West – for information and to support their other projects

To support Verdigris through their Kickstarter (there are only 16 days to go, and the minimum pledge is $1 – let’s help them out!)

If you want to connect with Jim on Facebook, he speaks his mind and offers insight on whatever’s on it. Follow here.

Links

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Books & Authors

Life’s That Way by Jim Beaver

Entertainment

Theatre West in Los Angeles

Verdigris Kickstarter

LGBT+

Gizzy Fowler Death Marks 10th Known Murder of Trans Woman of Color in US in 2014

Alejandra Leos (murder)

International Transgender Day of Remembrance (Word Press)

National Center for Transgender Equality

Transgender Law Center

Glaad

The Trevor Project

Point Foundation (LGBT Scholarships)

GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders): LGBT Legal Advocates/Equal Justice Under Law

PFLAG

Religion/Spirituality

Confession of a Catholic Priest (CNN) (Father James Martin, SJ)Week

Quotations

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Having a Fandom is like having a Family who Understands You No Matter How Crazy You Are (46/14)

It’s because we have no other choice. – Sam Winchester (with reflection) (46/14)

Fandom is less like being in love than like being in love with love. – Michael Joseph-Gross (46/14)

There’s a time and a place for everything, and I believe it’s called fan fiction. – Joss Whedon (46/14)

We’re a lot like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice. – Jerry Garcia (46/14)

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in. – Virginia Woolf (47/14)

For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson (48/14)

Black Friday Quotation: If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get. – Frank A. Clark (48/14)

Week 46/14 Review

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Prompt: Fan Fiction as Prompt

Photo: Fandom Photos

Quotations: Having a Fandom is like having a Family that Understands You No Matter How Crazy You Are

It’s because we have no other choice. – Sam Winchester (includes reflection)

Fandom is less like being in love than like being in love with love. – Michael Joseph-Gross

There’s a time and a place for everything, and I believe it’s called ‘fan fiction’. – Joss Whedon

We’re a lot like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice. – Jerry Garcia

Rec: Verdigris – A Play by Jim Beaver

Original Writing:

A Supernatural Love Letter

Fan vs. Fandom

Links:

Life’s That Way by Jim Beaver

Theatre West in Los Angeles

Verdigris Kickstarter

Confession of a Catholic Priest (CNN) (Father James Martin, SJ)Week