was first to be a stage play. Two characters on stage confronting
a change in their friendship, finding their way towards the importance
of friendship. As the idea grew the importance of change and the
effects it had on the meaning of a friendship in an individual's
life and what affects it filtered out to those we call our friends
became the story of Singularity.
was clear that many people are involved when life changes. Two
actors on stage wouldn't do. The story evolved to include characters
from several groups that bear change on the lives of individuals
connected to the main character Ted Bask.
the story during the lives of a varied grouping of people in their
late twenties served to examine a time in life when our choices
have begun to bear the most weight. A path in life has been fought
for, a personality crafted, our tolerances, excesses, hatreds
and goals carved solid. Forced to exhibit these desires, for it
is us, peace, marriage, success, control, and the mechanics we
choose to exercise them are often too rigid a posture for those
who trailed along with us over the formative years.
lesson is, while you're working on yourself are you keeping an
eye to those around you. Not the eye of scrutiny but one of acceptance
and awareness. We change but, maybe others like what they thought
they had a hand in making, hating to realize it was a hold to
what they could manage in you, of you.
to fulfill life choices causes breakdowns in bonds, importance
is reordered, friendships end. Friendship has a capacity in our
lives, and nature seeks to fill it. A turn away is a new direction.
Encounters follow where new, renewed, friendship is acquired.
was compelling to look beyond two individuals in friction to see
who had a hand to their backs and reveal their respective lives
together and why it bore a change with another. At the start,
behind it all, was the simple recognition that friendship is an
part of life.