In For a Penny: Only if You Mean It

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Charles Lewis III checks in one last time. My first time at the ‘Pub, Feb. 2010 “Livin’ here in this brand new world might be a fantasy But its taught me to love So it’s real to me And I’ve learned that we must look inside our hearts to find A world full of love Like yours, like mine, like…” – “Home” from The Wiz, Charlie Smalls, et al. I’ve been drafting this final dispatch from the magical ‘Pub HQ since mid-September. I assumed it would be my final entry in December. Then… Continue reading In For a Penny: Only if You Mean It

In For a Penny: You Won’t be Namin’ no Buildings after Me

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis casts his vote from the front row. US presidents don’t have the best history with theatre. “To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated.” – Bertolt Brecht, On Politics and Society (1941) I needed a distraction. It wasn’t just my incessant hunt for a “real people” job, it wasn’t just my putting serious attention towards my Olympians script, it wasn’t just my anger over Alton Sterling and Philando Castile winding up the latest casualties of racist White cops when their only “crime” was being Black in public.… Continue reading In For a Penny: You Won’t be Namin’ no Buildings after Me