Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hair Like the Sun - Author Interview

Back in 2013, Claire Mix passed away. I was blessed to have been able to work with her on the play, and it is my hope that she would have loved this finished product. That summer, I flew to California with one of my collaborators to attend her memorial service. It was a beautiful ceremony that celebrated Claire's life and legacy. She truly was an amazing woman.

While I was there, when the play was still deep in development and years away from the stage, we filmed some short interviews about it. I must admit, watching the footage now, I think I come across pretty well. (My hair leaves a lot of be desired, I had cut it short and was growing it out - it's at an awkward stage.)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Hair Like the Sun Part - It's almost here

A little over three years ago, a friend handed me a book and a documentary and asked me if I thought there was a play in this. The documentary and book were both about a teenage girl named Ruth Mix who volunteered in the Gila River Internment Camp during WWII. I found her story compelling and knew immediately that it would make a great play. Three years later, that idea is now reality. In a little over a month, Hair Like the Sun will premiere at the Texas Repertory Theater.