From riches to rags I of the Storm is an unlikely success story in which our hero loses it all and finds what he never had, including self-acceptance and a long stifled creative bent. Ensconced on the street outside a city park our hero holds forth for all comers – musing, ranting, singing, dancing, and spitting poems with aplomb.  A comic tragedian, an Everyman on steroids, a Superman who does not leap tall buildings at a single bound, but takes them one story at a time. In embracing both the joys and sorrows of life, the message is clear: It’s about not wasting any more time.

I of the Storm performs at Street Sense in Washington, DC on May 4, at the Passage Theater in Trenton, NJ on June 3 and will open this September for a 7 week Off Broadway run at The Gym at Judson in Greenwich Village.