Monthly Archives: November 2010

Our Doubts Are Traitors

Our Doubts Are Traitors
This line, from Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure, has been at the forefront of my thoughts – as it is on of the key ideas that The Public Theater’s Mobile Teaching Unit is discussing in our workshops this month.  We  traveled to a Women’s Shelter and a Men’s Prison last week.  Next week, we’ll visit a Women’s Prison and an Elder Community Center – and after the holiday, hit the road again to shelters and community centers.

It was an incredibly invigorating and challenging experience, visiting the same prisoners that I had visited in August.  There they were, still dressed in forest green, and even more eager to dive in to Shakespeare’s world.  The themes of Measure for Measure are inextricably entwined with the issues they think about every day – Justice, Dignity, Values, Power.

It’s inspiring to be able to believe that there is the possibility of rehabilitation, productivity, growth and revitalization for these men.

The Public Theater/Ten Thousand and One Things production of Measure for Measure will be touring the same venues, a week behind the Teaching Artists.  You can see it too! For six performances only, at Judson Church.  The cast is incredible, and I’m so excited to see Michelle Hensley‘s take on this classic Problem Play – one that I tackled myself back in 2007.

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Posted on November 21, 2010

Harmonious Pimps Still Pimpin’

THE HARMONIOUS PIMPS OF HARMONY brought down the house on Friday night.  Thanks to all of those who came out and showed their support!  It was a truly inspiring, energizing and hysterical evening.

If you missed it, you can still support the Pimps!  We’re raising funds (video montages don’t make themselves, y’all) via Kick Starter through November 12th.  Please click here to pledge.  No amount is too small.  We’ll take the cost your morning coffee  –  or your weekend in Cabo!

Harmony, Love, Friendship and a little bit of Back-That-Shit-Up

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Posted on November 2, 2010

Classes Broadcast on Peace TV

I just found out that the Meditative Yoga Sessions I am leading at the UN will be broadcast on Peace TV.  Tune in every Monday through mid-December at 8:45 am for a little zen and a few deep breaths to start your week.  It is very exciting to know that the UN/EWF community around the world will be joining in these weekly sessions – it makes the idea of global community very real!

You can learn more about Peace TV at  If you have a amazing cable package, you view Peace TV via the World TV channel 65.  Peace TV telecasts Free-To-Air programming in English and Urdu, and is broadcast 24/7 from Dubai.

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Posted on November 1, 2010