a space for things that once were or might be...
It is 2007. You are buoyed to nothing and have no one. Saturn is transiting your 11th house of friends, allies, and wishes, and you just got a job at Starbucks. Theatre, astrology, community. The third place. Who matters? Why? Bill Clinton is one of your customers. You are supposed to get a BFA, but you want to stay at Starbucks with your friends.
A charming myth. A forthcoming chapbook.
America's Next Top 20 Something is a webseries that I created, wrote, directed, and produced. I also star in it. I wrote 12 episodes, and shot 9 of them in August and September of 2012, mostly in Peekskill & Somers, NY. To be able to shoot this series, I crowdfunded via Kickstarter. I released the first episode on my 24th birthday: March 4, 2013.
This series isn't perfect. But there are parts that still ring true. It was written after I spent 6 months living in my hometown after college. I fell in love with the stagnant suburban lifestyle that surrounded me. I didn't want to get out, but I knew I had to. And so I did. But then I spent the next year and a half creating this homage to that tiny bit of my life. This series feels a bit like the final act of a previous version of "me," but it also is a part of the me that is still here today. Just a different me.
You can watch all of the episodes here.