Saturday, August 8, 2015
LOVE IN THE DMZ
Friday, August 7, 2015, I had the wonderful opportunity to see the southwest premier of Love in the DMZ: A Play in Letters by Julia Cameron at the new performance space at the Sol Acting Academy here in Albuquerque, NM. It was a powerful and riveting story told in a series of poignant and poetic letters, a correspondence between an officer in Viet Nam and his young wife.
Cameron has masterfully created a story that is both heartbreaking and hopeful.
One of the highlights of the evening was meeting Julia Cameron who has had such a tremendous influence on my own writing. I studied her book, The Artist's Way, long before I published my first novel and it was a tremendous inspiration for both improving my craft and developing the perseverance required to be successful in the arts.
After the play there was a "talk back" with Julia pictured in the center above. Also participating in the talk back were the actors from left to right, Josh Heard and Catharine Pilafas, both extraordinarily talented. Seated to the right of Julia was the director, Daniel Region, and Producer, Vivian Nesbitt, herself an award winning actor, writer, and owner of Sol Acting Academy.
The play is based on a book of the same title. Love in the DMZ is one of three novellas contained within the book. I just had to read the other two after last night's performance and was amazed to discover the title on sale on Kindle for 99 cents! Check it out on Amazon!
Performances run through August 23, 2015. Read more about the play, see the trailer, and Check Out Showtimes Here!