Video: ‘The One-Word Christmas Carol’ in New Mexico

Blank Conversations Theatre Company in Las Cruces, New Mexico produced my one-act THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL as a one-man show.

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‘Let There Be Lights!’ in Maine

The Belfast Maskers in Belfast, Maine have produced my one-act LET THERE BE LIGHTS! as a virtual production. To adhere to virus regulations, they filmed it using two actual familes. Here it is!

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‘A Dickens of a Christmas’ in Minnesota

One thing that’s happened during this year of the pandemic: I’ve had a lot of script requests from non-theatres. Some have come from book clubs, some have come from families looking for home entertainment. Some haven’t worked out, but the Monday Night Book Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota did do a Zoom reading of my full-length A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS on Dec. 20, 2020 (which wasn’t a Monday night but the whole year has been out of whack).

The book club in action!

More . . .
And there’s the script off to the side.

Organizer Stephanie Pearson sends this fan mail:

“We had a wonderful time reading your play at our bookclub tonight. I am the woman in the black (stage direction) with the phone. We’ve been together over 20 years so it was fun to connect with this play!

Everyone enjoyed themselves! I loved how you integrated A Christmas Carol in with the plot along with the funny (and cranky) Lady Crumblebum. I couldn’t stop laughing during these scenes. Also, you had some great references on gender roles (ie: women doing dishes) which I think we are still doing today 100 years later. Funny!

Thanks for making our zoom holiday bookclub a memorable one. We appreciate your willingness to share and provide us with a great script to read.”

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‘Joy To Other Worlds’ in Pennsylvania

The Playhouse in McConnellstown, Pennylsvania produced my one-act JOY TO OTHER WORLDS as a virtual show on December 20, 2020. Here are some photos and a link.

The earthly family with a lot of Christmas lights.

The aliens who notice them.

More aliens!

A virtual curtain call!

And the link to the show:
https://fb.watch/2wYX6yFVdt/

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‘Death By Poinsettia’ in Louisiana

PopUp Productions in Louisiana produced my Christmas one-act virtually in December 2020. Here are some screenshots.

Caroline talks to her webcam.


Caroline eats a “poinsettia.”


And there’s “Dwayne” showing up at her party.

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‘Death By Poinsettia’ in Chicago

Possibilities Theatre in Chicago produced my Christmas one-act DEATH BY POINSETTIA. It was directed by Rashaad Bond but, alas, I don’t have the names of the two wonderful performers.

The old mistletoe trick.

The title card.

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Audio: ‘This is Angel O’Lord reporting’ in California

Unity of Marin, a church in Marin County, California near San Francisco, produced my short play THIS IS ANGEL O’LORD reporting, as a radio drama as part of the church’s annual holiday show on Dec. 19, 2020.

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Photos: ‘Shakespeare’s Lost Christmas Play’ in Utah

Here are some photos from the dress rehearsal for SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY at Eskdale High School in Millard County, Utah. First, the back story: Director Lois Faber had produced two scripts of mine a few years ago. In September, she contacted me out of the blue to say she was looking for a Christmas play for her class to perform. She’d come up short. It need to fit a specific number of students, with a specific gender mix, a specific length, and needed to be performed socially distanced. Oh, and it would be nice if it would address the pandemic. So I wrote a script to fit those specifications — except I changed the setting from the COVID-19 pandemic to the plague in Shakespeare’s day.

The cast included some musically-talented students so I wrote in some musical interludes.

More wonderful photos below:

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Video: ‘The Christmas Spiders’ in Ontario

Take Two Theatre in Timmons, Ontario held a reading of my one-act THE CHRISTMAS SPIDERS on Dec. 5, 2020:

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List of 2021 productions

  1. Jan. 3: THE ONE-WORD CHRISTMAS CAROL (one-act), Blank Conversations Theatre Company, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  2. Jan. 21-24: THE WEIRD SISTERS GO ROGUE (one-act), LAB Theatre Project, Tampa, Florida.
  3. Feb. 20: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (one-act), Zoom production by Milford Arts Council, Milford, Connecticut.
  4. March TBA: MISS MITCHELL’S COMET (full-length), Powerstories Theatre, Tampa, Florida

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