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My Shadowed Past

My Shadowed Past by David Selby

It has been so long and yet it doesn’t seem possible that it has been over a year since the Lincoln play in D.C. Just got back from there where I took part in a panel discussion on Lincoln at the Smithsonian. It was good and informative. We had a full house. Met with Ford’s Theatre about another play, but it’s still a ways off. On to NY to see some plays, etc. Soon will be off to a festival back east to read from some new work and hear a new play I’ve written,  An Appalachia Tragedy. Continue reading

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Reflections on The Heavens Are Hung in Black and Obama’s Inauguration

Some reflections on doing the play and being in Washington during President Obama’s inauguration . . .

The stars seemed to line up. Getting to play Lincoln in a thoughtful and moving play by James Still about conscience and heartache and the issue of slavery was a privilege. Continue reading

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2008 Thanksgiving Message

Happy Thanksgiving all.

These are troubled times that seem as vast as the sky and as unreachable as the the farthest star. But we can all help by reaching out to those in need. Suppose we are being tested.

Here is wishing to all of you: may you find the time to gather with loved ones, hug each other and trust — for what else can we do — that better times are ahead.

Love,
David

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