More photos from “The Beautiful Ogre and Other Fairy Tales” in Maryland

Here are some more photos from THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES, which was produced over three weekends in June and July 2016 at the Garfield Center in Chestertown, Maryland. Here are some other photos.

A father tries to read a fairy tale to his daughter. Key word: Tries.

A father tries to read a fairy tale to his daughter. Key word: Tries.

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“Washington Senators” to have staged reading in Virginia

My ten-minute play SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS’ LAST GAME PLAYS ON will have a staged reading July 21 by the Chincoteague Theatre Company in Chincoteague, Virginia. This is one of many baseball plays I have.

SOMEWHERE TONIGHT, THE WASHINGTON SENATORS LAST GAME PLAYS ON
The last game the Washington Senators played – in 1971 – ended in a forfeit, when fans ran out onto the field and one of them stole first base. Now, on the night before a new Washington baseball team takes the field in 2005, the man who stole that base is trying to return it, and gets arrested. He tries to explain to the cop why the base is haunted. Cast: Two males, envisioned as one white, one black. Running time: Ten minutes.
* Produced as radio play by Falcon Radio Theatre, KSPU, Seattle Pacific University, February 7, 2013.
* Produced as radio play by Viking Radio Theatre, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, February 2014; rebroadcast in fall 2014
* Staged reading by Chincotague Theatre Company, Chincoteague, Virginia, July 21, 2016.

So far in 2016:

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“Softball Is Life” has third staged reading

Me, with the cast.

Me, with the cast.

My script SOFTBALL IS LIFE had its third staged reading on July 11, 2016 — this time by Endstation Theatre in Lynchburg, Virginia. It went fantastically.

SOFTBALL IS LIFE
A sports play for women that isn’t really about sports. A former high school softball star sits in prison, estranged from her 14-year-old daughter, who has inherited the woman’s talent for pitching but doesn’t realize it. While the mom tries to contact her daughter, the girl spends her time trying to avoid a dangerous situation in the home where she’s living. Cast: Eight — Four females (one to play a teenage girl), three males, one non-gender.
* Staged reading at Showtimers, Roanoke, Virginia, Jan. 4, 2014.
* Staged reading at Sundog Theatre, New York, NY, October 2015.
* Staged reading at Endstation Theatre, Lynchburg, Virginia, July 11, 2016.

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Photos from “The Zookeeper’s Arm” in 24-hour play project

The cast of THE ZOOKEEPER'S ARM. From left, Paul Stober, Nicholas McCord, Amanda Mansfield, Ronald Blanks Jr., Bayla Sussman, and John Bergman. Photo by Susan K.

The cast of THE ZOOKEEPER’S ARM. Photo by Susan K.

For the fifth time in ten years, I was one of the writers to take part in OVERNIGHT SENSATIONS, the 24-hour play project put on by Mill Mountain Theatre and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Everyone gathers on Friday night. The playwrights draw out of a hat the name of their director — I drew Maura Campbell. She drew the cast. Then I drew the genre (crime drama), the setting (the zoo) and the theme (“from the jaws of hell, I stab at thee”). Then the writers are whisked off to the Hollins library to write. By 8 a.m. Saturday, we’re expected to have a 10-minute script. The morning is spent going over revisions with the director, a production meeting — then the cast shows up for rehearsal at noon. At 8 p.m., the curtain goes up.

Here are some photos from this year’s festivities:

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Photos from “The Beautiful Ogre and Other Fairy Tales” in Maryland

Here are some photos from a rehearsal of my 10-minute play THE BEAUTIFUL OGRE AND OTHER FAIRY TALES, being produced over three weekends in June and July at the Garfield Center in Chestertown, Maryland.

A damsel, state of distress uncertain, with an ogre.

A damsel, state of distress uncertain, with an ogre.

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Photos from staged reading of “The Armadillo Queen”

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Front row: Pamela Nowell (Cee Cee), Katerina Yancey (Dee Dee), Cheryl Carter (Gypsy Jane), and director John Holt. Back row: Kristen Williams Leclerc (Sara), Dana Grey (Charlie), Melissa Kennedy (Miss Battleaxe), Jeff Krantz (Coach Ferguson). Photo by Rain Yancey Hupman.

Renaissance Theatre in Lynchburg, Virginia put on a staged reading of THE ARMADILLO QUEEN on June 25, and it was, well, spectacular.

Besides a fantastic cast, we had a full house. Every available seat was taken, and one latecomer had to stand. OK, admission was free, but still . . .

Also got great feedback from the audience:

“It’s funny.”
— Joe S.

“Super funny.”
— Alicia P.

“Twas fun – well done and well written. I’m so glad I got to see it!”
— Jennifer P.

And from the director himself: “Congrats again, Dwayne. Beautiful script and story.”

You can find the full gallery of photos here. Below are some highlights:

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“The Armadillo Queen” to have staged reading in Virginia

The show poster.

The show poster.

Renaissance Theatre in Lynchburg is holding a staged reading of my full-length script THE ARMADILLO QUEEN on June 25 as a fund-raiser. Admission is free but there’s a cash bar and concessions for sale.

THE ARMADILLO QUEEN
A high school girl from the city is forced to move to rural Texas for her senior year. She hopes to keep her head down and tough it out; instead, she’s drafted to be the school mascot — the Armadillo Queen — for a team that’s never won a game and suffers under a curse that if it doesn’t win this year, the town will dry up and blow away. Comedy ensues. Cast: Seven — five females (one teen, four adults), two males (one teen, one adult.)

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