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That Word – Theatrical Reading Production – 6-10-15 Update

Thank you for your continued contributions to Go Fund Me (http://www.gofundme.com/qw752a8). 

11 days to Show Time: 

Sunday – June 21, 2015 – 6:00 PM. 

June 9th was our 8th rehearsal. We were in full costume dress thanks to your contributions, We timed the rehearsal, and I am pleased with our progress. 

This morning, I submitted revisions to the program to the graphic designer. 

The cast and crew are continuing to distribute the postcard for the event. I uploaded one side of the post card on Go Fund Me, Face Book, and on my website (www.CeLillianneGreen.com) last week. 
I will upload the other side of the post card at the end of this post. 

Please check the DC Black Theatre Festival website for the posting about That Word and other information. 

http://dcblacktheatrefestival.com/reading-series.html. 

Please check out the venue at: 

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center 
St. Elizabeth’s East 
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

www.stelizabethseast.com 

Please keep the cast and crew in your high vibration of thought and/or prayer. Thank you. 

Peace & Blessings 
CeLillianne Green

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That Word – Theatrical Reading Production – Update 6-3-15

Thank you for your continued contributions. 
We still need your help.  http://www.gofundme.com/qw752a8

18 days to Show Time: 
Sunday – June 21, 2015 – 6:00 PM.

On May 26th, we ordered costumes thanks to your contributions,

The Director, Stage Manager, and I visited the venue for the performance on Friday May 29th. 

Please check out the venue at: 

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center 
St. Elizabeth’s East 
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

www.stelizabethseast.com

On May 29th, I submitted the program to the graphic designer. It’s being worked on now.

The same day, received the post card I designed for this event thanks to your contributions. I like it and started distributing them that day. 

Today, I uploaded the post card on Face Book and on my website-www.CeLillianneGreen.com. 

I tried to upload on this site as well. I do not know where it went. I will try again. As many of you know, I have technology challenges. Keep praying for me in this regard.

I made minor script edits yesterday until I went to Staples to copy the script for our June 2d rehearsal. I know edits can go on until the actors walk on stage. However, I like the script.

June 2d was our 7th rehearsal. I am pleased with our progress. Each rehearsal has brought a new development. This process continues to be exciting and exhausting. 

Last night I distributed 100 post cards about the event to each member of the cast and crew. There are 12 of us. I have other friends and family distributing post cards, and I plan to distribute the remaining post cards to venues in the DC area. I expect the cast and crew to share the post card via their social circles.

Please check the DC Black Theatre Festival website for the posting about That Word and other information. 

http://dcblacktheatrefestival.com/reading-series.html. 

I am looking forward to our 6/9/15 DRESS REHEARSAL. 

Please keep the cast and crew in your high vibration of thought and/or prayer. Thank you.

Peace & Blessings
CeLillianne Green

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That Word – Theatrical Reading Production – 5-27-15 Update

Thank you for your continued contributions to gofundme.com/qw752a8. 

We still need your help. 

May 26th was our 6th rehearsal. I am pleased with our progress. Each rehearsal has brought a new development. This process continues to be exciting and exhausting. 

Please check the DC Black Theatre Festival website for the posting about That Word and other information. 

http://dcblacktheatrefestival.com/reading-series.html. 

I am looking forward to our 6/2/15 rehearsal. I will continue script edits which I now realize can go on until the actors walk on stage. 

I am also editing cast/crew bios and writing the program. 

On 5/20/15, the Director and I were interviewed on “The Renee’ Allen & Friends Show” about That Word. 

I understand you can see the 10 minute segment on www.ListenVisionLive.com until 5/28/15. 

Please keep the cast and crew in your high vibration of thought and/or prayer. 

As a reminder, the event details are as follows: 

DATE-TIME-LOCATION 

Sunday – June 21, 2015 – 6:00 P.M. 

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center 
St. Elizabeth’s East 
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

Please check out the venue at: 
www.stelizabethseast.com

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That Word – Theatrical Reading Production – Update 5-20-15

Thank you for your continued contributions to Go Fund Me. We need them.  (gofundme.com/qw752a8)

May 19th was our 5th rehearsal. I am pleased with our progress. We had good rehearsal last night. 

I am looking forward to our 5/26/15 rehearsal, and I will continue script edits to fit the allotted time. I am also editing cast/crew bios and writing the program. 

Tonight 5/20/15, I am scheduled to do an in interview on “The Renee’ Allen & Friends Show” about That Word. 

It will be a 10 minute segment from 7:10 – 7:20 PM (EST) on www.ListenVisionLive.com. 

Please keep the cast and crew in your high vibration of thought and/or prayer. 

As a reminder, the event details are as follows: 

DATE-TIME-LOCATION 

Sunday – June 21, 2015 – 6:00 P.M. 

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center 
St. Elizabeth’s East 
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

Please check out the venue at: 
www.stelizabethseast.com 

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That Word – Theatrical Reading Production – 5-14-15 Update

Thank you for your continued Go Fund Me contributions. We need them – gofundme.com/qw752a8. 

On May 12th, I met with our graphic designer for the “That Word – Theatrical Reading Production.” I like how the post card design is coming for our publicity. 


I was at Kinko’s again just after midnight on 5/12/15 to get copies of the revised script for the cast and crew. 

May 12th was also our 4th rehearsal. I am pleased with our cast and crew. We had good rehearsal last night. I felt the progress we are making with our experienced Director. It brought tears to my eyes. 

I am looking forward to our 5/19/15 rehearsal, and I will continue script edits to fit the allotted time. I am also editing cast/crew bios and writing the program. 

Keep us in your high vibration of thought and/or prayer. 

As a reminder the event details are as follows: 

DATE-TIME-LOCATION 

Sunday – June 21, 2015 – 6:00 P.M. 

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center 
St. Elizabeth’s East 
2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20032 

Please check out the venue at: 
www.stelizabethseast.com 

Peace

CeLillianne Green

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That Word – Theatrical Reading Production – Update

I am excited and exhausted.

We had our second That Word - Theatrical Reading Production rehearsal on 4/28/15.

We received notice from the DC Black Theatre Festival of the location for the performance which is as follows:

Sunday – June 21, 2015 – 6:00 P.M.

RISE Demonstration Center 

St. Elizabeth’s East   –  www.stelizabethseast.com

2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE

Washington, DC 20034

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

The production is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Peace & Blessings

CeLillianne Green

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Tuesday Morning Love

Please check the 4-14-15 posting about CeLillianne Green on Tuesday Morning Love.


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Go Fund Me – “That Word – Theatrical Reading Production”

That Word  has been selected by the DC Black Theatre Festival which takes place June 19-28, 2015.
If you are able, please support my “That Word Theatrical Reading Production.”
The proposal is posted on Go Fund Me, http://www.gofundme.com/qw752a8
If you prefer to make a contribution via regular mail, please send it to me at P.O. Box 29649, Washington, DC 20017.
I am moving forward in faith and in search of funds.  I hope you can help.  Any support you give will be most appreciated.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Peace & Blessings
CeLillianne Green

 

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Hands-On Experience

CeLillianne Green Copyright © 2006

 

If I put my hands on you in a threatening way

Get up. Get out. Don’t stay.

 

While there is a reason for my behavior

The reason is not in your favor

 

Indeed, the reason I threaten you really doesn’t matter

Someone who batters is someone who batters

 

Of course, the reason may help you understand

In the meantime, I can’t control my hands

 

Believe me, this is a signal I’m out of control

I’m clearly not connected to my soul

 

My reason is nothing for you to savor

Please do us both a favor

 

Believe in yourself and that you matter

Know that what I’m doing is not meant to flatter

 

If I put my hands on you in a threatening way

Get up. Get out. Don’t stay.

 

This is a hands-on experience you don’t deserve

This experience will only fray your nerves

 

If I put my hands on you in any unacceptable way

There’s only one word for you to say

 

Goodbye.

 

Goodbye in whatever language you choose

Say goodbye before I further abuse

 

Don’t wait for the violence to escalate

If you wait, it might be too late

 

If I put my hands on you, I can’t control myself

I pose a danger to you, myself, and to anyone else

 

I need help to understand my deep emotional pain

My rage and my anger take me to the brink of being insane

 

I don’t know what triggers my anger and rage

I want to stop before I reach another age

 

The problem is I’ve been angry for a very long time

No one seems to care what’s on my mind

 

I want help. I desperately do

I’m afraid to seek help. Instead, I attack you

 

If I don’t seek help and deal with my pain

We’ll both suffer from emotional drain

 

Until I seek help for my deep seeded pain

You will be the target where I aim

 

There’s no excuse for me to treat you unkind

Saying I’m sorry is not enough each time

 

If I hurt you once, I will hurt you again

There’s no need for you to pretend

 

Don’t pretend I’ve done nothing wrong

With me, you don’t belong

 

You deserve to be treated like a queen

Not with violence or words that demean

 

Do not accept my unacceptable behavior

Please do us both a favor

 

Leave.

 

Leave and do not come back

You should not be attacked

 

When I choose to get help and clean up my act

If you’re available, I’ll make contact

 

Maybe then, we can begin again

For now, let this be the end

 

I’ve said it before and I must say it again

 

If I put my hands on you in a threatening way

Your life is in danger. Get out. Don’t stay.

 

“Hands-On Experience” by CeLillianne Green

Copyright © 2006

Recited at National Day to End Sexual Violence sponsored by DC Rape Crisis Center, Washington, DC (Apr. 6, 2006).

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“A Graceful Bow”

Posted June 7, 2014 ~ Excerpt poem, “A Graceful Bow”

 

“From childhood silence, self-imposed

To the power of her poetry and her prose

Maya had a way of saying what needed to be said

Through her voice, our spirits were fed”

 

CeLillianne Green copyright © 2014