The BY ME Project...
BY ME YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
the complete play now has in its own journey, allowing for shape of production in showcase presentation – Tom Minter
..in fall of 2022, and early 2023, By Me You’ll Never Know was given as a complete work, in workshops that allowed for work on the shape of its narrative and arc, as well as some elements of production that were not involved in creating its scope of 3 Frames.
In June 2023, as a whole thought in its staging, the play was given in a rehearsed reading at the Harlem School of the Arts, as inauguration of its Summer Play Reading cycle of programming. The reading was directed by HSA’s Theater Chair, Mercedes White.
To suddenly have, onstage, the whole body of the work, was an incredible experience allowing for full tapestry of the narrative to knit its perspectives of memory, across an ‘untethered landscape’ of music and past that worked as immersive dynamics of ‘the undiscussed’, a collateral legacy of trauma for a family of color, working in undercurrents of choices that each character had been shaped by..
THE BY ME PROJECT
Zeitgeist creating hits the ground as journey of work / Tom Minter
..In the fall of 2019 I began writing the full length play By Me You’ll Never Know which speaks to dynamic issues of class, caste, fear of ‘otherness’.. and, what later I came to term, the weight of legacy in the ‘undiscussed’ of black culture…
In expecting to be able to have chance of workshops and platform for its content, it emerged into the unforeseen of pandemic hiatus.
As so many have, I diverted, creating in Zoom-scape, and determined to stretch my leaning into the unknowable..
I've curated a timeline in hope of sharing the steps of chance, support, serendipity, challenge, and continuing.. which has enveloped choices for content of this work, in course of its journey..