Author Archives: marcbeaudin

About marcbeaudin

Poems, plays, books, roads, trails.

How We Live & Dream: Theatre in a Time of Social Distancing

For the past five weeks, I’ve been directing a fantastic cast in a set of four short plays by Tennessee Williams at the Blue Slipper Theatre in Livingston, Montana. Livingston is a small, mountain town of railroad workers and writers, … Continue reading

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Riding w/ Strangers #3: Another Child Soldier

It was my second cross-country train ride. First a section of the “Blue Water” route from Flint, Michigan to Chicago. From Chicago, it’s the jingoistically named “Empire Builder,” cutting through the lands of the Ojibwa, Lakota, Blackfeet and Salish. The … Continue reading

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Dead Elephant

Most of the carcass is off-camera but the fake billionaire’s half-wit son smiles holding up the severed tail & brandishing a clean knife, too small to do the job Clearly someone stands beyond the frame bloody, sweat-soaked & bathed in … Continue reading

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