On three occasions selections from my work have been performed by RAE (Resident Artist Ensemble), a Springfield based group of professional actors and, in some cases, their graduate students. Each time this happens I appreciate all over again what actors bring to the stage — any stage — to bring to life one-dimensional words on the pages of a book or script.
My post yesterday about Sandy Asher’s latest success as one of our nation’s leading playwrights reminded me of the two plays she has created that involve my contributions and that made me think of the times when RAE has thrilled me with their performances of my poetry and stories. I love it when words find their mates in the performing arts. Here’s Byron Bigger’s Band performing some of my poems arranged into music. What could be more fun!