May 18, 2018

Little egg

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April 29, 2018

Against the wind

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 4:00 pm by chavisory

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A brave little shoot attempts springtime in Long Island City.

March 20, 2018

Up from under

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The Brooklyn Bridge, late winter, post-poetry reading and tacos with friends from out of town this weekend

February 6, 2018

A poem on the underground wall

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 11:32 am by chavisory

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[Image is part of Langston Hughes’s “Let America Be America Again,” printed on a black sticker in orange text, stuck on vertical beam on the 59th St. subway platform, that reads:

O, let America be America again-
The land that never has been yet-
And yet must be-
Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain-
And make America again!

Langston Hughes]

January 21, 2018

Afterglow

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , at 10:36 pm by chavisory

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One of the things I loosely keep track of year to year is the first day of the year that it’s still light out when I leave work.  Depending on what I’m working on, sometimes it’s as late as May or June.

Being in daytime rehearsals right now, I think this year marks the earliest occurrence, and I stepped off the subway to this sky in early January.

October 24, 2017

Inside and outside

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Greenhouse at Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY.

September 29, 2017

From summer

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IMG_2531From the Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY, end of the summer.

April 17, 2017

Wandering cloud

Posted in City life, Uncategorized tagged , , , at 7:09 pm by chavisory

FullSizeRender 5Easter evening in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, for a friend’s birthday.

March 28, 2017

Restoration

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 12:51 am by chavisory

Got to see something incredibly cool this past week.  I’ve been working on a staged reading of a new musical that did a presentation up in Binghamton/Johnson City, NY, at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.  Next door is the Goodwill Theatre, which will eventually, when restored, be part of a four-venue performing arts complex.  Our technical director was kind enough to take us on a guided tour.

It was a vaudeville house before it became a movie theater, one of the first in the country to show X-rated films before abandonment in the 1970’s or early ’80’s.

IMG_2216View of the stage from back of the house.  The un-amplified sound from the stage is almost unbelievable.

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Domed ceiling.

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Fly space.

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Old note from the stage manager!

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View from stage.

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Second floor passageway to balcony seating and restrooms.

I feel incredibly privileged to get to do the job I do a lot of the time, but especially when I get to have experiences like this.

February 20, 2017

Through the trees

Posted in My neighborhood, Uncategorized tagged , , at 12:54 pm by chavisory

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