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Jackie Torres  πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·βœŠπŸΌ afro boricua. πŸ“–πŸŽ™ poet. 🎭🎢 theater maker. πŸ–‹βŒ¨ writer. πŸΈβ˜• mal'criada. πŸ’…πŸΌπŸ‘„ suit with titty. 🌹 NYC 🌹

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25th Annual Playwright's Week at The Lark! This year, playwrights being featured include the beloved JT and Desarrollo, for which I will be reading narration/stage direction; and one of my writing crushes, Charly Simpson, and her show, form of a girl unknown. Both are being featured on Tuesday, November 6th- so mark your calendars! Desarrollo will be playing at 2PM, and form of a girl unknown will be playing at 8PM. Follow the link in my bio for tickets and the rest of the lineup schedule.
Also, next weekend, another show Charly is involved in, Sex Play, will be playing from the 25th to the 27th at Triskelion Art in Brooklyn with @thepacktheater. My boo Ianne (@thefreeactorvist) is part of the cast. I'll be there on Thursday the 25th if you wanna meet up! Check out @thepacktheater for ticket details!

A Poem In Which I Pretend the World Hasn't Always Been A Series of Endings
Or
I'm So Tired of In Spite Of.

Post Once Upon A Mattress, circa 2012: Princess Winnifred makes one final climb to the top of the bed that had no breaks and that she actively endangered herself climbing every night

Doom's powers go into full effect in October. πŸŽƒ

A Portrait of the Teaching Artist Who Made It Through Session (J. Torres, 2018, Samsung Galaxy J3 Camera)
In all seriousness today was a DAY but I'm managing to squeak bits of writing out of my kids every week and am always excited by what they're making. I had a shitty summer- the shittiest in a long time- but I saw a quote the other day that said faith was the down payment for a future and I feel really fortunate to be able to share the weirdness that I do for a living with kids who may not necessarily become artists but who will hopefully become better communicators and more at ease with their own emotional lives. It's also providing me with the opportunity to really sit down and think about my goals as an artist, and given me a bit of wiggle room to practice what I do more freely; a privilege that I am immensely grateful for.
Also, the new Fenty lip paint is impervious to the lip sweat produced by your bus going out of service, booking it to the train, then booking it to class. Thanks, Riri.
The world in shambles and who knows if there's a future but today was a good day.
YEET

Three days ago was the two year anniversary since we first performed In Theory- which means come January it will be two years since our week long run.
I come back to much of this show in my head sometimes, almost like a personal mantra. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

"I miss the days my mind would just rest quiet
My imagination hadn’t turned on me yet
I used to let my words wax poetic
But it melted a puddle at my feet now
It is a calcifying crime, it’s tragic
I’ve turned to petrified past life baggage
I want to disappear and just start over
So here we are
And I’ll breathe again... I’ve lost a grip on where I started from
I wish I’d thought ahead and left a few crumbs I’m on the hunt for who I’ve not yet become
But I’d settle for little equilibrium
There is a war inside my heart gone silent
Both sides dissatisfied and somewhat violent
The issue I have now begun to see
I am the only lonely casualty
This is not the end though..." - sb

What are you doing today? Plans to be out and about? Come visit me and my girl Lakecia as we sell her handmade bags and jewelry on University Place between 13th and 14th Street. Be sure to follow her at @lakeciashomemade for updates!

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