Instead of the usual political opinions, I tried instead to write a piece that explores politics without being overtly political. Although my editors at Tor were initially hesitant of the controversy, they were ultimately pretty pleased with the product! And so, my latest article at Tor Dot Com explores the centrist politics of Brian K. Vaughan’s Superhero-Turned-Mayor-Of-New-York-City epic Ex Machina, which actually takes an impressively (if ultimately depressing) nonpartisan view at the ups and downs of American politics, only with lots more punching and invaders from alternate realities (obvi).
Now Or Later officially opened this past Wednesday, and we couldn’t be happier with the results! Okay, well, I guess we could a little bit, but overall, the reaction has been pretty fantastic for this “heady and provocative” 75-minute political thriller. So here’s a little somethin’ I put together to show off the overwhelmingly positive audience reaction, along with some footage from the production itself:
Here’s my first video featurette on the Huntington’s upcoming American premiere of Now Or Later, an edgy political thriller by Christopher Shinn that’s set on election night, in which some inappropriate Facebook party photos of the soon-to-be-President’s son get leaked to the public. The show runs October 12 – November 10 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, and features my good friend Grant MacDermott as John, Jr.
Here’s Artistic Director Peter DuBois discussing the play. (More to come, obvi)
Judging by Facebook feed, we are now officially in the throes of Election Season. Which is kind of like mating season for most animals, but with more blood, and more assholes. And so to lighten to the mood (read: FURTHER contribute to the orgy of political posts that are currently consuming all of your various news outlets and social feeds), I’ve compiled a list for Tor Dot Com of my preferred third party options in the 2012 Presidential Election. This whole two-party system is whack, anyway; when do I get to vote for the Jedi Council?
BONUS: This is the single greatest speech ever written in cinematic history. Oh man.