It’s time, y’all. I need a break, I’m finally in a place where I have the privilege to take one, and I’m GONNA and you CAN’T STOP ME (or expect any newsletter next week [I mean you CAN expect it, but it won’t come anyway.])
So what should you do in the meantime?
I mean, your own shit, probably. I’m sure you have a lot going on, who doesn’t these days. Best of luck with those things! I hope it all goes really well and, if you can, that you make some time for yourself to just chill out.
But I guess if you have extra time and are particularly interested, I do have some games on itch.io that would love to be played (and receive reviews!) You might notice some are pay-what-you-want and others have a set price. The priced games also have free community copies on their project page if you aren’t able to budget for the cost - no proof required and no questions asked.
I also have plays I’d greatly appreciate folx reading on New Play Exchange. Interested in one but don’t have NPX? Reply to this email and I’ll get you a copy. If you reply today, I’ll get it to you today. If you reply tomorrow or later you’ll have to wait a week CAUSE I’LL BE ON VACATION.
I dunno, would y’all like some reading recs? I’d suggest Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, Autumn by Ali Smith, Borne by Jeff Vandermeer, Soft Science by Franny Choi and The Invention of Monsters / Plays for the Theatre by C Dylan Bassett. Support your local libraries and bookstores! They’re great!
Looking for something to watch? I’ve recently enjoyed Bound (Wachowski sisters), 8 1/2 (Frederico Fellini), and The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien). Your local library might also provide access to Kanopy which is a great app for finding movies.
But, you know, I figure you’re gonna do what you planned on anyway so all my best with that, and I know I’m really just rubbing it in at this point but I’LL BE BUSY ON VACATION.
Britt A Willis writes this newsletter and is a playwright, game writer, and designer in Washington, DC. You can find out more about their work at brittawillis.com or follow them on Twitter @feelingfickle.