So I was surprised to see them sit down. And thrilled. Suddenly, braving bitter winds and cranky subways to see a show didn't see like such a rare event.
It reminded me of what leaving home used to be all about: watching alive, vibrant masters of their craft do what came naturally. In this case, re-enacting the radio show, the War of the World and my favorite book, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
MY PRIVATE CONEY presents IT WAS HER NEW YORK, the short stories that accompany the work-in-progress video and photo collection of the same name (myprivateconey.com - media link - IT WAS HER NEW YORK). The stories and the media explore the tender rubble that holds both my mother, Florence's and New York's soul as one disappears into old age and the other into gentrification. All are real observations and/or experiences with very little tall-tale telling.
Except when it makes the story better.
Please visit myprivateconey.com for additional information and sample works.