The Lab loves @therealnarcissister , and highly recommends her film, Organ Player, at @roxie_theater . A completely compelling look at the artist’s process and an incredibly touching tribute to the artist’s family, especially her mom. #narcissister #narcissisterorganplayer #thelabinspiration #thelabwmcd #writingclass #creativewritingclass #sanfrancisco
Labber @oddlittledrawings shares his thoughts about the artistic choices Craig Hella Johnson made in composing the oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard in order to surprise, delight, and inform his audience. Is it heartbreaking to learn that Matthew Shepard wrote I love Wyoming in his journals? Yes, it is. But then there it is: the heart broken open, and another artist is left pondering how to shine light into the places where it might expose and transform hate and fear. #labinspiration #thelabwmcd #writinginspiration #matthewshepard #craighellajohnson #conspirare #consideringmatthewshepard
Thank you to everyone who came out last night to experience Considering Matthew Shepard and thanks to @zspace_theatre for hosting. #consideringmatthewshepard #matthewshepard
Tomorrow night! Hope you can make it. Link to free RSVP in bio.
Reposting. Thanks to @theaidsmemorial for helping me memorialize Richard Allan Newman on the anniversary of his death. 🔻 . “My mom and I were both remembering my beautiful friend Richard Allan Newman, (May 5, 1962 - November 10, 1992), who died of AIDS on this day. He was 30 years old. I was 22. Sheesh. I remember his mother, Connie, holding Richard in his bed in the hospice on Geary Blvd. . Richard was one of my best friends. I’d been a runaway and high school dropout. I met him when I was 19 years old in a gay bar. I just remember thinking he was impossibly gorgeous, a model! Instead of giving me the romance I thought I wanted, he acted like a mentor, a big brother, a concerned friend who encouraged me to go to school, to dream big, get an education and travel. . Richard always wanted to go to Paris. Years and years later, the first time I was there, I was just walking down some small stupid street and I felt him. I started bawling and felt such gratitude for the dumb luck of knowing him and for my own survival.” — by Matthew Clark Davison
On October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die, in one of America’s most notorious anti-gay hate crimes. 20 years later we're celebrating his life and legacy. Join The Lab on Tuesday, 11/13 at @zspace_theatre for a free screening of #consideringmatthewshepard Rsvp with link in bio.
If everything isn’t already enough of a reason, three people who can’t vote encouraged me this week to use my voice.
Fragments of Matthew Shepard's diary were used as the inspiration behind the moving documentary #consideringmatthewshepard. Join me on 11/13 at @zspace_theatre for a free screening and discussion. RSVP link in bio.