Uummanasuaq/Big Heart Shape/Cape Farewell

Tags: Suzan-Lori Parks

Today I went ashore and we performed a play I wrote three days ago. It’s called UUMMANASUAQ/BIG HEART SHAPE/CAPE FAREWELL. It’s a forever play, meaning while we only see a few minutes of it, it takes forever to perform. Lemn and David N were in it. They were awesome and very brave working in the cold. Then Peter wanted me to play some slide blues guitar while hanging out on the glacier so on I played Robert Johnson’s “If I had Possession Over Judgement Day.” Magical. My best performance ever, I think. It means a lot to me to bring the blues this far north.

I have an idea of the project I’d like to create in response to the problem of Climate Change. I got the notion before I started this journey. Working and talking with the artists/scientists/crew on board and meeting Greenlandic people along the way has helped me develop it. Inch it along. But I’m not a drum-beater. I’m not one of those writers who has a point to make/an issue to impart. Never have been. So we’ll see what happens but I am ready to get to work. Maybe everything I’ve done so far is a warm up for this. Xoxoxox SLP

Read about Suzan-Lori Parks’ day before.