As artists, we need to create, we need to feel, and we need to express – during a time of uncertainty, it is easy to lose our spirit, allowing stress and anxiety to takeover our creative ~vibes~; however, that is not the case with this Fearless Leader.
While we are all practicing social distancing, watch Crystal Field take us on a ride, discussing the importance of our physical and mental health (which is often ignored, but just as important!). Crystal used this time to create a virtually interactive poem that will make us smile AND get us off of our feet (That is a combo that is hard to come by these days!). Let Crystal be an inspiration to those who are feeling stuck during this time. If she can do it, so can we because remember… We Are All In This Together!
Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and most importantly… Stay Creative 🙂
A Poem By Crystal Field Executive Director Theater for the New City
Oh My Friends, ‘Tis the Christmas season The Best time of the Year. The Season of Good Fellowship of Joy and Love and especially Good Cheer! But this Xmas things look pretty Bleak No Protection for the Homeless and the weak. Kids Kidnapped from their Parents put in cages, at the Border The Blanket denial of Climate Change A world Bequeathed to Sister, Son-Granddaughter And so I say, to you, my Comrades, Friends and Lovers, Whadaya Gonna Do This Christmas, as the world around us, Hovers On the Brink of Catastrophic Floods and Earthquakes-Climate immigration a Country divided-Filled with Hate That’s coming Straight from the very top of this Our Home, Our Nation A world where “The Few” Can Sit inside a plastic bubble While the Rest of us Die Younger In a Topsy Turvy History, of Pain and Fear and Trouble Whadaya Gonna do This Christmas That’s What I’m asking you Whadaya Gonna do Just Whadaya Gonna Do
I’m Gonna Call My Congressperson Tell ‘em Get your Ass out of your Seat And Scream and Roar On the Senate Floor Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! And If I can hold my Pee, I’ll be Marchin, in the Street I’ll be Marchin I’ll be Marchin I’ll be Marchin in the Street
Remembering The little baby Born of a Homeless Father and Mother Refugees from Danger and Harm Born in a Barn with only Swaddling Clothes, and a stack of Hay, for cover.
I’m gonna write my letters and sign online And if I’m young and old but Strong, as I walk along I’ll be knocking on Doors, on all the Floors Tellin “It’s time” Tellin “It’s time” It’s time to fight ‘gainst poverty It’s time to for a cry for Earth This is the Time of Christmas and Love’s Rebirth And in the year to come I’ll say “That’s what I did done” That’s what I did for Christmas and the whole of the New Year through I did it for me I did it for you I did it for “Them” ‘Til we come to our Census Stand up to be counted Like joseph in Bethlehem
So Whadaya Gonna do This Christmas? Come along with me And before we snuggle up to our Radiator Or on a Bear rug, by a fireplace we’re curled We’ll say, we did it this Christmas And Saved the world!
Theater for the New City wishes to gratefully thank Romeo Ford, in Kingston for the tremendous discount on our New Ford Ranger truck. We also wish to announce that the previous Ford Ranger truck, which we received from them, had 150,000 miles on it and it was 13 years old. Good Job Guys and Thank you!
Best, Crystal Field Executive Director Theater for the New City
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