the next service is in Los Angeles on June 11

From our Grand Poobah | TRUTH AND LIES

Spring is FINALLY here – the bulbs in the yard and the sun through the trees and the fact that I can walk outside barefoot, wearing shorts – well, let’s just say, I’m no dummy. It’s SPRING!

Our next NYC service is Sunday, April 26th and the theme is TRUTH AND LIES. It’s a fresh theme for us and it’s really fun to curate around. The more I ponder Truth and Lies, in terms of art and creativity, the more I see the slippery nature of both. It was Picasso who said, “Art is the lie that reveal the truth.”

We think of truth as something fixed, absolute, but living our lives, we’re reminded of the subjective nature of the truth–and of lies, too. Perhaps art, creativity, artistic process, etc – reminds us of this. The complexity, nuance, the great greyness of everything.

One truth I can share with you is this: at this month’s service, we’ll be presenting our first piece of theater. Meaning, we’re presenting a short play in the middle of the service. The wonderful playwright, Christina Anderson, is writing a piece inspired by the theme and we’re assembling a small company of players to perform it. It’s something I’ve been wanting to add for some time. We have so many wonderful playwrights and actors in our community and it’s exciting to start creating original work with them.

In fitting with the theme, and in the spirit of balance, I feel like I should now share one lie so here it goes: I hate this sunshine, this warmth, the bright blue sky and the joy that comes from the woods and the yard coming back to life. I hate spring.

See you on April 26th.


About the Author

Chris Wells

CHRIS WELLS is an Obie award-winning writer, actor, singer, cabaret performer, lyricist, teacher and arts activist who has made original theatre, music and performance for many years.

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