You can call me… Else online, Corbin irl
I identify as… A playwright, spouse, friend, seeker, non-political activist (cultural activist?), artist, and good cook.
As far as third-person pronouns go, … I do not like language to define me, only support me. To support me, use they/them
I’m attracted to… The combination of fear and honesty that expresses itself through hard work and ambition. Understanding, as both knowledge and compassion. Irreverence in darkness. Thought in action, theory in flesh. Righteously chaotic artists. Myth-makers.
When people talk about me, I want them to… Argue.
I want people to understand… Fear came first, and it piles on. Before identity, before patriarchy, before language, before history, before tribalism, before evolution, before consciousness there was fear. It is the great tool, the mechanism of civilization that brought us out of the woods, that gave us both reason and faith. It is a powerful force, but it only serves to the good if we are afraid for one another, and not of one another.
About Else / Corbin
Else is Corbin’s digital name. It is derived from conditional statements, used in both logic and computer coding, as the undefined alternative to all explicitly defined options. Their plays Boxcar, Three Seconds, and Saving Throw, are available on New Play Exchange, and their company website can be accessed through http://tinyurl.com/renovationists.