Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I Will Shave My Beard-- UPDATE

UPDATE: Time and Location updated below....Rock on-- GR

Dear Friends,

Most of you know that I have worn a beard for most of my life since I was 17 years old.

On Saturday, April 14th-- in an effort to raise funds for the NYC production of my play, The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard-- I am shaving it off.

My nephew tells me this is how I will look afterwards:

I will feel naked and uncomfortable and vulnerable.

And it will be good for me.

And it will be worth it.

I will be sitting in a barber's chair in NYC.

My goal is to raise $ 1,000 for this production.

However-- if I can raise $ 700, the barber will take off my face with a straight-razor.

We're making this a party, so PLEASE COME. And PLEASE DONATE.

People will begin gathering Saturday night, April 14th at 7:00 pm at The Beauty Bar.

231 E 14th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave

I'll get shaved at 8:00 pm.

But I need help from you to make it happen.

I need you to donate or pledge towards the cause.

There are THREE ways you can shave my face:

1. Show up to the event with some cash money.

2. Go to PayPal, click on the "Send Money" tab and enter the email address "Visual_Fields@hotmail.com"

3. Pledge an amount, and mail a check (by Saturday, April 21st) to:
City Attic Theatre
19-25 Ditmars Blvd 3rd Floor
Astoria NY 11105.

In any case-- let me know how much you're puttin' down, so I can be sure that I've got enough money to take down the face foliage.

It is my hope that as many of you as possible can show up at the gathering.

There will be drinks. There will be happiness. There will be good people there enjoying themselves.

And I will be there, naked-faced.

The money raised will go towards adding TWO more shows, plus buying me a plane ticket to return to NYC in a couple of weeks (otherwise, that ticket comes out of my own pocket).

THIS is a good cause, believe me.

I will post pictures-- before and after shaving me.

But be there live if you can.

Saturday April 14th.
7:00 pm until the party is over
The Beauty Bar
New York City


I love you all.

your fave playwright,