Since the majority of graduation ceremonies occur this month before Memorial Day, the Ideablog will explore the variety of life’s major passages: commencement rituals, taking things to the next level and meeting other hard-earned milestones.
Before you can graduate from something, you have to enroll, show up and do the work. It’s the little steps along the way that get you “there.” I’ve often been beleaguered by a sense that my life should be different, could be better. This is why, even as a teacher, I often take class and set doable deadlines. Because, for me, life is about learning and showing up. What places do you want to go to as a writer? Are you “there” yet? – Lori Fischer
~~~Lori Fischer taught a workshop with Ideasmyth, Getting Your Story Started, Shaped + Fine-Tuned, in Fall 2014. She is the “2008 New York University Harry Kondoleon Graduate Award in Playwriting” recipient and a 2008-09 Dramatists Guild Fellow. Author of the critically acclaimed musical Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, which played Off-Broadway at The Lamb’s Theatre in 2006 (Published by Samuel French). Lori received her MFA from the NYU Goldberg Dramatic Writing Department in 2008. Lori has appeared Off-Broadway in Cowgirls, Barbara’s Blue Kitchen and in many regional theaters across the country. Lori’s feature film Chasing Taste will screen in the Visionfest ’14 Film Festival at the Tribeca Film Center. www.lorifischer.net