Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Healthy Wealthy and Wise

You guys, I'm so discouraged I could cry.

I'm doing this show (screw it, no fanfare, I'm putting the press release at the end of this post because if I wait to post the details it'll never happen). I'm producing it, I'm doing a movement piece and I wrote a play which Audio Girl, MarkyB and I are performing. We're 2.5 weeks from performance. Tonight Pony Express (who is the lighting designer and who is my best 3rd eye) came to see me rehearse the movement piece and we were getting some great work done. It's a very short little thing and I'd done it twice and I had an idea about the soundtrack so I bolted up from a chair and ran the few feet across the room to my iPod and SNAP something happened in my calf. Something small like that happened in the same place in my calf the weekend that ChemE was here and it worked itself out. This was that multiplied by 10. Couldn't walk on it. Now it's still sore but somewhat less so after a couple of rounds of ice but way not better. I'm hobbling pretty slowly. If I wanted to do my walk to the subway tomorrow I'd have to start now.

I don't have time for this! I feel like I should see a doc tomorrow since I don't have time to be fucked up but I know that if I call my primary care I'll hear, "If it's an emergency then go to the emergency room. Otherwise we'll see you a week from Thursday." Is it an emergency? I could probably get in to see a friend's brother who is a Physician's Assistant but would my insurance cover that since it's not approved by my primary care?

About this time last year I started the great weight loss odyssey. Not 2 months after I did that, after I made a conscious effort to do better by my body I fell and fucked up my wrist, elbow and knee. Then with the cancer head and then the food poisoning and the antibiotic stomach and I'm still 5lbs from my weight loss goal and the time I've taken off of WW because of my head being cut open is prolonging this process frustratingly and now, when I really need my leg to work so that I can MOVE for a MOVEMENT piece...

The crying is understandable, right?

Healing vibes, please.

Here's the press release, I'll elaborate later:

Original Women Festival Opens At BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange In February

BROOKLYN, NY -- Original Women is a festival of new works by Elizabeth H. Robinson, Mimi Ferraro, Jennica Carmona, and Jessica Carmona-Baez. The event was coordinated by Robinson, and will take place at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange (www.bax.org), a venue committed to nurturing women’s creativity, and will include a raffle to benefit the 10th anniversary of the V-Day charities (www.v10.vday.org). Performances take place at 8pm February 15 and 16, 2008 at BAX 421 Fifth Avenue (corner of 8th Street) in Brooklyn.

The evening will include:

In Short by The Reformationists (Mimi Ferraro, Ferg O'Sullivan, and Kat Fong). The Reformationists create rock music with a dark soul, an intense hunger, and a ticklish underbelly. Soaring violin hooks offset raucous guitar choruses. Haunting, playful vocals add intrigue. Lyrical madness abounds. Since their inception in 2007 The Reformationists have been reworking old songs and writing new ones in preparation for a full-length musical and visual rock experience. This short set is a sample of their newest material.

Elvira is an original theatre piece written by Jessica Carmona-Baez and performed by Jennica Carmona, which dramatizes the true story of Elvira Arellano, an immigrant turned activist at the forefront of the immigrant rights movement. Deemed by many the Rosa Parks of the Immigrant Rights Movement, Ms. Arellano’s story is an inspiration to all those fighting for equal rights, dignity, and respect for immigrants in this country.
Jessica Carmona-Baez is an actress, dancer, and playwright. A graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, her many theatre credits include Nickel and Dimed, Platanos and Collard Greens, and R.A.W Street Theatre. Jennica Carmona is a New York City Based actress, dancer, and writer. She is also a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, and her favorite roles include Marela in Anna in the Tropics (Hippodrome State Theatre), and Sharon in I Just Love Andy Gibb (Pregones Theatre).

Wait Here is a new narrative dance piece by Elizabeth H. Robinson. Inspired by the Right Bastards song, “Alice Sits”, Wait Here is a portrait of those we leave behind.

Ariadne thought speed dating would be a harmless and simple way to ease into the dating scene. Turns out that the length of a date doesn’t lessen the potential for disaster. In Speeding Husbands, a new play by Elizabeth H. Robinson, we can relish these brief social disasters from a safe distance.

Ms. Robinson is an actor, writer, singer, dancer, and teacher based in New York City. She has performed in theatres around the country, including HERE Arts Center, New Perspectives Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Circle, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Mugford Street Players, and many others. She received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a postgraduate diploma from the London Academy of Performing Arts.

Original Women
Friday, February 15 and Saturday February 16, 2008
8:00 pm
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 Fifth Avenue
corner of 8th Street
Tickets $15, $5 students & senior citizens


  1. Cry.
    Let 'er rip.
    Bawl your danm eyes out.
    And rightly so.

    Sending you healing thoughts.
    You will be dancing in 2.5 weeks.

  2. Does it help that I am crying for you? Much empathy and healing thoughts!