Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year's Odyssey

One of Anita's 8 cats
I rented a car and drove around saying hi to people from my past whom I had not seen in at least several years, and in the case of my friend, photographer Geri Tuckett, not in twenty years.

My ex-husband's high school girlfriend, the best friend of Kathy Chang invited me to crash at her place - it turns out she runs her house in West Philadelphia as an airbnb. That was a surprise - and very nice since I ended up having my own suite.

According to Anita there is a character based on Kathy Chang in this play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Algeria Hudes. Apparently Hudes spoke with Anita about Chang. Another work inspired by Chang in addition to the poem I noted eight years ago is a painting in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (my alma mater).

I didn't realize Kathy Chang was also a playwright.