Sometimes individuals wish to be blinded by reflection, distraught by the truth that lived in their childhood. This poem explores the duality of recollection and humanizes each perspective.
Stage & Screen
To myself, who could never find the words about me.
To my dad, who made me doubt myself; thank you for trying.
To my father, who is learning.
I’ve been away from lyric writing for a long time, but I got a few lines stuck in my head, and they refused to leave me alone, so I wrote this.
Tess Nealon Raskin’s short screenplay VACATIONLAND takes place over the course of a day and tells the love story of a troubled housewife and her husband as he frets over his decision to lobotomize her.
In this final episode of Speaking in First Draft Season One, Mentee Justine Ramirez and Mentor Viviana Leo engage in a conversation about authentic representation of humanity in scriptwriting, the importance of planning and discipline in your craft, and the struggles with getting others to read your work. Join in on the laughs and enjoy this lighthearted conversation between two amazing storytellers.
A reading of the poem Nebula, accompanied by the art of Flow.
A parody of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
I mess up my mood by overthinking…
Bordering the line between patient and friend, Dr. Olivia Bowen and Crystal Chavez discuss an incident that has affected one of Crystal’s relationships. The two work through ‘the incident’, showing Dr. Bowen’s intentions are not what they seem.
“But I can’t be angry forever that my dad isn’t the dad I wish he was. Anyway, did you see the last episode of Survivor?”
Worst Days is a song about love and struggling in its absence.
During the hottest summer of their lives, two best friends, Manuel Polanco and Xiomara Vargas, slowly drift apart as they deal with gangs, drugs and growing up in… El Barrio.
A sitcom about the McKnight Family who moves from Texas to France after mom is relocated for work with the U.S. Military. A heartfelt and witty show where family dynamics and culture clash.