I hope you have a moment to read this. A friend of mine sent me
some stuff from "Anger Box", which she is currently working on. I enjoyed the piece
immensely, but, wanted to specifically address THIS ROCK.
In August 2001, I moved to NYC. I had been here
for 3 weeks and had been on my job at the WTC 9 days when the towers
were attacked. I was in Tower 2. I finished reading this monologue
about 30 minutes ago. To say that it affected me strongly is an
understatement. I think that your work on this monologue is some of the
most astute, poignant and beautiful approaches to an actual event, that
I have read. The anger, frustration, loss and confusion were personal
to me. And, you have found a way to make them personal for others. I
applaud your approach and your refusal to go for the easy emotional
pull. This event was real. And so is this character and the emotions
and turmoils he is struggling to grasp.
Thank you. It is September 10th. Ironically, reading this tonight was
healing for me. I have not known where I was this year. On this date.
Somehow, this gave me some focus and the questions it brought to me are
ones I will ponder, but not ones that will haunt my dreams.
I cannot thank you enough. Sorry if this seems to gush. Again, I just
Best of luck to you always. I look forward to your next work.