By Julie Sugar, The Mincha Minyan
1. “Create something that will make the world awesome.”
I applied to the PresenTense NYC Fellowship with nothing more than an idea, and I got in. That may sound carefree and quick, but the truth is that I have been thinking about my idea—a project called The Mincha Minyan—for at least two years.
But why now? I studied playwriting in college, and
“why now?” is a key question I learned to always askabout my scenes and characters. So, in that same vein, if I’ve had an idea in my back pocket for years, why bring it to fruition now?
I want to do what Kid President urges us to do: I want to create something that will make the world awesome—with an emphasis on create. Thankfully I always have plenty of ideas, but I don’t yet know how to move an idea into implementation; over the next few months, this fellowship will be giving each cohort the tools to take those steps. And that will (hopefully!) make the world awesome.