Friday, December 30, 2011
I just received a book titled "Science Poetry" from Ontario, Canada. It has two of my poems published in it. They are "New Ways" and "Every Man For Himself". The cover looks beautiful and the poems by other writers/poets are great besides my work. Neal McAllister and Zara McAllister chose the writings and edited the whole book project. I shall thank them for choosing my two work and creating this wonderful book. It is my very first poetry publication outside of America. You can easily read my two poems if you click on the pictures of my poems above.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Here are two photos of me acting as Father Raylight in my one act play titled "Reincarnated Priest" for A Brief History of Apocalypse at MuCCC Theatre on Dec. 21st. I used spoken English word, sign language, acting, and pantomime. Received a lot of positive comments from audiences, other performers, and professional play writers/directors.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
My one act play titled "Reincarnated Priest" will be presented at MuCCC Theatre on Altlantic Avenue downtown Rochester, NY on December 21st, 2011. I will act as Father Raylight, who happens to be an out and celibate gay priest in the 22nd Century dealing with Altered Genetic Deterioration Syndrome (AGDS), caused by the bio-weapons. Other play writers will perform their work, too. I will use American Sign Language and spoken words while performing plus mime. This show is part of John Borek's Brief History of the Apocalypse event that portrays the irrationality upon the end of the world at the year 2012 and what people believe in or don't believe in. Though my work does not bring up the 2012 apocalypse fear, yet it still does deal with the end of the world in the future. I am honored to be asked to perform my short science fiction play.
By Eddie Swayze World War III, China vs. the United States, has unleashed a bio-weapon called AGDS — Altered Genetic Deterioration Syndrome — with symptoms much like AIDS a century earlier.
The 47-year-old Swayze, who works with the deaf and mentally challenged at the Center for Disability Rights, and who is partially deaf himself, will not only perform the play in spoken word, but will sign and mime his way through it.
The main character, Father Joseph Raymond, succumbs to AGDS. "He's not happy about it," Swayze says. But once the reincarnated Father Joseph gets a look at the beautiful, peaceful planet that he has found in death, the playwright admits, the apocalypse "could be good for some people."
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I and my participants in the ASL Choir performed John Lennon's "Imagine" song in American Sign Language" for World AIDS Day Benefit Concert at Hochstein School of Music downtown rochester on December 1st 2011. David McLuckie sang the song with a piano while we translated the song on stage. I have had a great experience directing the Choir and it was something that will be remembered for a long time.