Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Preparing for Edinburgh

Murray and I, the performers in Two Men Talking, are currently preparing for Edinburgh. We are working with our director Dan Milne who has come from London, in New York City. I am currently investigating what it means to be the son of a mother as distinct from the son of a father. Also the role of gay men as fathers in our communities. Meaning the archetypal fathering role, whether or not we have our own biological children. Perhaps Two Men Talking is an exercise in fathering? Every performance cycle is different and Edinburgh raises new questions and new territories to be explored. I am excited.

5 Comments:

Blogger Paul Browde said...

Listening shapes the telling. I am currently in Croatia, preparing myself for the deep listening required for 2 Men Talking. I am excited and in a state of wonder, What will the conversation be like when Murray and I get together in Edinburgh. What will Edinburgh evoke and what stories will it shape?
Paul

12:21 PM  
Blogger Kaoru said...

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12:54 PM  
Blogger Kaoru said...

I admire your ability to ignite sparks of the imagination through story telling. I wish you lots of luck, lots of fun, and lots of sparks in Edinburgh.

Kaoru

12:56 PM  
Blogger john skotnes said...

It was the Late Robertson Davies who made the comment in one of his books that the pity was that Jesus died so young. Paraphrasing the idea as I remember it, was the notion that it was a great shame for western civilization that he did not live to a ripe old age. For if he had he would have discovered that there were few absolutes and that the range of greys on the palette of life was far more complex than youth could ever imagine.
It's like the story telling of 2 men talking. This work can only ripen in complexity and nuance as it evolves. Age paradoxically makes wisdom more uncertain the more one ecquires.. That's the wonder of it John

11:20 AM  
Blogger john skotnes said...

It was the Late Robertson Davies who made the comment in one of his books that the pity was that Jesus died so young. Paraphrasing the idea as I remember it, was the notion that it was a great shame for western civilization that he did not live to a ripe old age. For if he had he would have discovered that there were few absolutes and that the range of greys on the palette of life was far more complex than youth could ever imagine.
It's like the story telling of 2 men talking. This work can only ripen in complexity and nuance as it evolves. Age paradoxically makes wisdom more uncertain the more one ecquires.. That's the wonder of it John

11:21 AM  

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