Baby's Night 1/2 (one half) is a colesnotes version of Neil LaPierre's one man show, Baby's Night. A travelling salesman (a persona of LaPierre) projects himself onto a baby he finds while also projecting his friends, co-workers and past lovers onto the baby's Tickle-Me-Elmo. The piece is heart-breaking yet funny.
There are five other artists who happen to be younger than Beyonce and I can't wait to see what these babies do! You can check out there websites below.
Jessica Kichoncho Karuhanga
Christopher Lacroix & afallenhorse
Rebecca Fin Simonetti
Anyway, I was going through some memos I had on my BlackBerry Curve when I wrote the piece and stumbled across a part I completely forgot about:
All that work. All that work for nothing. I'd never be able to get my brochures in order before the convention. That was a sign. Not to put it all on the table. Not to put anything on the table. That is why I stopped. And I grew to resent him
It's a fictional scenario and it's not about a particular person. But it was based on real feelings. It also, eerily marks a point in my life where, unconsciously, I became withheld and stopped putting my feelings and concerns on the table on a day-to-day basis. Part of it might be growing up but who really actually ever grows up?
This might seem like a bummer. It's not though! Going through this work, remembering these feelings and realising that, yes, they were and still are legitimate feelings but they passed. Not because I handled them particularly well, or because I'm a strong person (I am one tough cookie though) but it's because my life kept going. New things happened. New things keep happening. I met new people, experienced new pain, got given new opportunities. So I'm reminded of this one important thing, the entire message of Baby's Night: It's okay that it's not okay!