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Aurin Squire
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Ode to Jetblue
Wonder of reason We stroll and flounce, Prance and joke, Down the aisle Where I don't have to turn To proceed to my place, Throne in the sky. I place my tuckus On wide cushions and feel ...almost human. Other domestic airlines Make us feel like corpulent Mo...
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Saying Goodbye to South Beach
Construction and the stench. Sulfur everywhere on South Beach.  Turned down one street and it was blocked: an enormous pump drilled through the asphalt, pulling up dark water next to Whole Foods.  South Beach and Miami Beach is being swallowed. The swampy...
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Stood Up (Again)
I could see this one from a mile away. I agreed to go out on a date with a guy from okcupid who messaged me a few days ago. The message complimented me on my looks, interests, and spirituality. I replied with similar compliments. A dialogue began about fait...
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Backlash against "Stonewall"
The trailer for "Stonewall" made me feel disgusting and depressed. While I reserve judgment on the actual feature, the 2 minute clip I saw that is supposed to highlight the movie gave me that sinking feeling of 'here we go again.'  Gay people of color alrea...
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Get What You Want: August 2015
1. Dixon Place and The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art Lab Deadline: Aug 15th website: http://dixonplace.org/ Dixon Place announces the sponsorship of The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, a laboratory for activist artists and their projects. The Ins...
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Letter to American Sports Fans
This is a letter my fellow citizen-fans. It is time to wake up. The NBA Finals are over and draft is coming on Thursday. While the league has begun planning next season, this is a time for reflection for fans to consider and choose again before the fall rol...
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When Falsely Accused....
He is homeless and people think he stole money from a community center donation envelope so they want to ban him. He is my friend so I bought him groceries and we took refuge from a tropical storm in an empty Miami parking garage. He is my lesson so I remem...
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Baby's Feet (a short play of embarrassment)
Setting: Pilates Class. Wednesday Morning. An Elderly Woman walks up to me. Woman: You have beautiful feet Me: ....hhhhhthanks. Woman: They're like a baby's feet. Me: (welp, that unsolicited 'compliment' is gonna burn)....mmmm... Woman: So smooth... Me: (...
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Remembering Ben Wesley
It was a year ago when I heard the news on the way to a meeting and then rehearsal. I was in a daze and then on a plane. While taking your dog to a vet in the early morning, a truck hit your car and you were gone. With no other witnesses, no charges were fi...
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Baked Apple and Sugar Cravings
Me:  I have a sugar craving. Mom Why don't you bake an apple? Me (looking up wikihow): Okay I have to pre-heat oven, core apple... Mom: We don't have any baking apples so just use this small one. Me: ...Stuff apple with raisins... Mom: We don't have raisins...
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Angry Drifter
In 2007 I was in and out of Albuquerque for a theatre commission. In my last month-long stint I was placed in Motel 6 run by an Indian woman who gave me a book on Buddhism because she said I looked angry. She put me in a room next to a guy who kept his door...
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It Was a Good (Auspicious) Day
I woke up this morning and set up my altar. After finishing my sadhana meditation, I went to yoga class. At the end of the session I was feeling lighter and tired. I came home, showered, and looked after my Dad for a while. I decided to go to store to pick ...
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  • Juilliard School
    Playwright, present
    Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellowship
  • Northwestern University
    radio/tv/film, 2001
    minor in writing in the media for radio, tv, film, web, and print.
  • The New School
    2005
    MFA in playwriting at New School and the Actors Studio
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