The Remedy blog

Meet the Cast

I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. Thornton Wilder     On September 18th, The Remedy the play will be open for human consumption. An evening of performing… Continue reading

‘Til It Happens to You

This past weekend I watched The Hunting Ground, written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year (2015) and documents the manner in which many campuses across the US cover up rape and sexual assaults and report false numbers to the federal government…. Continue reading

On: Duke tradition?

I wrote this in response to an email I received, asking for my thoughts on the article. Professor Hough a racist? I do not believe Hough is racist by any stretch. I do believe he sits comfortably in, and exhibits openly, his unfettered white privilege. On the surface, making a comparison to Asians seems simple… Continue reading

I never called it rape

In retrospect, I would even go so far as to say I believed it came with the territory. I’m talking about lying in bed with Ernie that night. My brother, Rich, after reading The Remedy the third time, sat me down and said he had problem with what I’d written about Ernie. “You’ve made yourself… Continue reading

Worthlessness is just a Stain

When you feel worthless, nothing else matters. They tell me ‘hurt people hurt people.’ When I was hurt, I did. Don’t get me wrong. It was not intentional. I made decisions based on what the embittered, broken me needed in order to feel appreciated, loved and valuable again. I made them to help her grow… Continue reading

An excerpt from The Remedy

Covering a few early shifts one week for our daytime bartender, Debbie, I decided to stay for the Wednesday happy hour. Just before it was in full swing, Edmund came in. I knew he’d be having a Glenlivet, and I was relieved to see him. Our conversations were always mentally stimulating, and he was one… Continue reading