Ryder Farm, Adieu

The last weekend of my SPACE residency. I find it hard to imagine that winter will come, and I won’t be back here every other weekend/ every second/ tomorrow/ right now. Sarah Lunnie took most of these pictures, while also dramaturging my play, while also wearing bohemian wrist-warmers from Estonia. New residents included two white horses and two bearded goats. My friends are a glam set. 10610494_10101079594595587_5031704116663771828_n-1 unnie 10378070_10101079594675427_5973571393466929606_n-1 es

MAZEFIELD!!!

There comes a time in every person’s life when you become responsible for the life of another. One is not always ready to become a parent. One does not always expect to become a parent. But when you come face to face with your child for the first time, and it looks up at you with its giant, trusting, slightly bulging eyes, and you hold its small tank in your arms in the midst of the chaos of an East Village bar, and your child is an albino African Clawed Frog, you fall in love. And you know that you will do whatever it takes, like capturing baby cockroaches and mosquitos and house flies, to make your child happy.

Meet Mazefield. He likes Yayoi Kusama installations, Ariana Grande sing-alongs, hiding inside of an egg-cup, and grabbing food with both front hands and stuffing it into his mouth, because his species doesn’t have a tongue. Mazefield also likes it when I crouch in front of his tank going, “Is he depressed? Do you think he’s depressed? Does he look depressed?” and Mazefield’s more well-adjusted co-parent says, “I think he looks like a frog.”

Mazefield in hiding

Mazefield in hiding

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Ebola!! How To/ How To Not?

In DC for 24 hours. The small pleasures include: seeing people I love, eating good things and drinking good things, and passing an Ebola public health workshop being held in a basement. Yes DC, yes.

Please note the weird hazmat suits with tubes. Further in the background is a "cooling vest."

Please note the weird hazmat suits with tubes. Further in the background is a “cooling vest.”

Farm Family Action Shots

I turned a year older, and these are some of the people who helped me do it:

Posner wins all the pasta poker-chips.

Posner wins all the pasta poker-chips.

Emily and Socks The Dog contemplate how agéd I have become

Emily and Socks The Dog contemplate how agéd I have become

Just thinking about the weight of time passing makes Spieth and Socks need a nap

Just thinking about the weight of time passing makes Spieth and Socks need a nap

Birthday song

Birthday song

The Working Farm 2014. We'll cut you.

The Working Farm 2014. We’ll cut you.

Roving Dinner

It happened. Seven courses, seven plays, seven locations.

Gazebo, me

Gazebo, me

Fire pit/ Waechter

Fire pit/ Waechter


Kay Hall / Dan LeFranc

Kay Hall / Dan LeFranc

Sycamores main / Mfoniso Udofia

Sycamores main / Mfoniso Udofia

Sycamores dining room / Suzanne Heathcote

Sycamores dining room / Suzanne Heathcote

Crowding into the barn for Rachel Bonds

Crowding into the barn for Rachel Bonds

Not pictured (I briefly lost my phone in the middle): Posner on the lawn. Props to Joe Waechter for getting the picture of Mfoniso.