Saturday, August 29, 2020

PPE for Kentucky Women!

Hi Friends! Raising funds for PPE for the Kentucky Prison for Women in Shelby County along with a great group of writers and musicians. These human beings behind bars are getting ill due to lack-of-funds-and-political-will and it's time to give them a hand! Reading from BENT BUT NOT BROKEN, Sunday, August 30 at 8PM EDT. (5PM PDT). Join us and watch and donate, please.  

The article: 

https://www.kentucky.com/news/coronavirus/article244047592.html


The FB Live Event: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/748565225690979/


Watch it on Zoom:

https://www.diejimcrow.com/zoom


The GoFundMe site: 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ppe-for-incarcerated-individuals


My Site:

https://www.doncummings.net/

I know we're all doing our best in these insane times. And here I am asking for more help. Do what you can! Hope Springs Eternal? Or is it Hope Lang's Eternal? Either way, LOVE YOU ALL! Stay Healthy! Vote like you mean it! And let's all celebrate the mystery of life--with all its troubles, there's always chocolate and the possibility of survival during a multi-crisis of health, economy, climate and centuries of baked-in racism!

Hugs, from me to you, with the crazy divine energy of whatever kinda damn Jesus you're hanging onto! 


--Nom Us Day, Don








Wednesday, August 26, 2020

And The Scenies Go To...

 


Congratulations to Hannah Prichard and Christopher Reiling for their work in The Water Tribe!


They each garnered a SCENIE for outstanding performances, the award given by Stage Scene LA under the intelligent and discerning eye of one of Los Angeles' great reviewers: Steven Stanley.

As soon as I worked with Hannah and Christopher in a workshop production of my play, I knew they were the ones who had to go all the way with it.

Just a few weeks shy of Covid-19 (heard of it?), we finished our extended run at VS. Theatre Company, coproduced by Ensemble Studio Theatre/Los Angeles. 

The rest of the cast was equally divine: Jayne Taini, Jon Joseph Gentry and Alexandra Daniels. 

Under the incredible guidance of Tricia Small, our director, with producers Adam James Glover (also wearing the hat of scenic designer), Liz Ross and Crystal Jackson, and lighting designer Shara Abvabi, costumes formed by the endlessly incredible Michael Mullen, tons of work forged into the late hours by man-of-many-abilities Tyler Burk, all stage managed by Maya Braunwarth, with Ken Werther as our PR king, well, I mean, it was such a great team.  We got it done! I am so grateful, proud, humble and glad. 

It would be so nice to be with our friends again, right? Making things? We shall do it!

Until then, here are the Scenies. There's a lovely full list below. I am so honored to have Hannah Prichard and Christopher Reiling on the list for their amazing work in The Water Tribe! Congratulations to the Tribe.






THE 2019 - 2020 Scenies List



Hannah Prichard and Christopher Reiling

The Water Tribe






Alexandra Daniels, Jayne Taini, Hannah Prichard, Christopher Reiling, Jon Joseph Gentry


Photos by Adam James Glover





Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Bent But Not Broken Audio Book Sample

Hello Friends,

If you would like to enjoy an audiobook sample of Bent But Not Broken, here's Chapter 1!





The book has been helping men, one penis at a time, and everyone else, just because, well, you know how universal this theme is: Life Can Be Difficult.

The audiobook can be purchased on Amazon and wherever else audiobooks are sold. Of course, you can read the book, too.

As Kirkus Reviews recently wrote:

“Cummings’ skills as a writer are apparent from the beginning. His prose is effortlessly clever, finding the entertaining medium between lyricism and sass. The frankness with which he discusses his problem, the treatment, and his sex life makes for an oddly shocking book—one rarely reads quite so much about penises, as central as they often are to literature. He manages to demystify and destigmatize Peyronie’s, which though obscure is not completely uncommon. More than that, he makes the most of an undignified opportunity to examine his own masculinity.”

You can get to all you ever wanted to hear or read about Peyronie's disease, and so much more, at

Stay healthy, wear your masks please, keep your social distance, and remember--things often do get better!