A BRONX TALE – From a 3-Minute Monologue to a Broadway Musical

Originally posted on thetravistechniquecilectblog:
It is 1989 and Chazz Palminteri and I are working on a short monologue that he wants use for future theater auditions. It is a story from his life as a young boy growing up in the Bronx, New York – an afternoon when he witnessed a murder. Weeks after developing…

Berni Dwan, Memorials

Originally posted on DODGING THE RAIN:
Freiburg Münster God’s compass tapers heavenward, its tracery stuffed with sky. So many artificers of wood and stone would never see your majesty complete, replete with buttresses that fly. I conjure rugged masons in tool-stuffed aprons, putting trust in God, in future imaginings. For generations, the millrace genius of…

barcelona (prose)

Originally posted on (CALIATH):
L’embarcador (1911)Santiago RusiñolSantiago isn’t by far the most famed Catalan painter, but he is incredibly special to me. His paintings create the sentiment of “recent antiquity”, an incredibly hard to encapsulate aspect of Iberia and her countries, Catalonia included. L’embarcador, which is currently in National Museum of Catalunya, is one of…

(mysterium) – (poetry)

Originally posted on (CALIATH):
Southern night. CrimeaIvan Aivazovsky, 1848 1 – Taken from Camilo Pessanha’s Clepsydra, this stanza translates roughly as such:“Sails the vessel. Over clear waterOne can see the seafloor, of fine sand…— Impeccable peregrine figure,The endless distance that separates us!” Strung together strangely from a restricted form, (mysterium) is to be part of…