Conkel Update.

12 Jun

I have an announcement that is both personal and professional. 

On July 6th I will be flying off to Auckland, New Zealand, where I’ll be living for 6 to 12 months. I’ll continue to write and work remotely and I have productions in the works for New York, Austin, London, Australia and Germany during that time as well. I’m scared and excited, but I truly hope I can maintain my presence in the New York theater scene while I’m away. 

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On a personal note, I’m moving to New Zealand to be with my partner, the most adorable kiwi of all kiwis. Until such time as the Supreme Court overturns the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, we cannot be together and live in the United States, despite the fact the marriage equality is the law of the land in New York State. 

You can learn more about DOMA’s effect on bi-national gay couples by watching this beautiful and heart breaking video. In the meantime, I will be treating New Zealand like a beautiful and remote writer’s retreat. Like Yaddo, but further!

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