Sometimes people ask me how Julia Cho
is doing. It was always so much fun to sing and play music with her, sample lots of different food at late night joints after shows and survive more than a few frightening cab rides together in NYC! Thank you, Julia. You were and continue to always be there for me. I only hope that I can do a bit of the same... I used to include notices about her plays (and now television shows) in my electronic newsletter but I have been on a hiatus for awhile now... Here's the quick update: She is currently a staff writer for the HBO
show, BIG LOVE
. But she has not abandoned her playwrighting career. I saw her beautiful play, THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE
at The South Coast Repertory Theater
, CA in April. www.scr.org
My favorite idea from the play was how one culture's definition of love was: DON'T LEAVE ME. Julia's words never cease to touch me... I saw the CBS broadcast of The Tony Awards
on Sunday evening and as they were giving a presentation about The Eugene O'Neill Theater Festival
motion graphics of show posters flew on the screen behind the speaker. One of them was the poster for Julia's play, DURANGO
. The line that stays with me from that play was the father asking, "When did I start wanting so little from life?"
(Paraphrased.) Therefore, it was no surprise to learn that the incomparable Ms. Cho won The 2010 The Susan Blackburn Prize! www.blackburnprize.org/winner%202010.htm Congratulations, dear Julia!
Can't wait to see what's next!