Sitting in the Dark with Tiny Little Band
STEFANIE ABEL HOROWITZ and JERRY LIEBLICH with Eryk Aughenbaugh
After a performance of Sibyl Kempsons Modjeska Dispatches #1, #2, #3, #4, & #5 at the (now defunct) Gershwin Hotel, I went up to Stefanie Abel Horowitz and Jerry Lieblich to say hello. She was the director and he one of the performers, and, although I didnt know them until then, Im typically eager to let others know when I am excited by what they do.
On the first day of April, I had dinner with 50 strangers. We were gathered around long tables in the vestibule of Judson Memorial Church for their monthly Wednesday Bailout evening of communal food and performance art. The chicken soup was delicious.
On the evening of December 16, 2012, Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23-year-old medical student, was gang-raped and savagely assaulted aboard a moving bus in New Delhi. Days later, she died from her injuries. The young woman came to be known as Nirbhaya, meaning fearless in Hindi.