Q&A for my show at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre

My ten-minute play THE PICTURE WINDOW is included in this year’s new works festival at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia Feb. 2-4.

Here’s a Q&A with me and some of the other playwrights.

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Fan mail from New Jersey

Today, I got this fan mail from an actress in New Jersey who recently appeared in one of my plays:

 

“I am playing Lois in “Catch of the Day” at Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, NJ and it has been such a great experience. So many of the things in this are really wonderful (I especially enjoy doing the telephone scene and the part where Edwin and I are nose to nose arguing over the poison fish) and the audience is laughing (of course not always in the same places). This afternoon is our last performance but I just wanted to let you know that I am so happy you wrote such a fun, relatable piece to perform.”

More feedback here.

 

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Photos from “The Cactus Rustlers”

Kelli Hobson (left) and Emma Sala (right) are the titular cactus rustlers.

Kelli Hobson (left) and Emma Sala (right) are the titular cactus rustlers.

I held a staged reading of my new comedy, THE CACTUS RUSTLERS, at Showtimers in Roanoke, Virginia on January 14, 2017.

Here’s some of the feedback I got:

“This thing is a hoot!”
— Brian L.

“This play was great fun! It reminded me of the wonderful Greater Tuna plays about West Texas, only with more actors. We definitely left smiling.”
— Diana C.

“Hilarious story.”
— Rebecca G.


THE CACTUS RUSTLERS

Two young women are bored with their lives and wish they were living in the Old West. They read a newspaper story about how there’s a lucrative black market for cacti, and so set off to become cactus rustlers. Adventure ensues, which includes a space alien. Cast: 12 – 7 female, 5 male.

Here’s what it looked like: Read the rest of this entry »

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Poster for South Walton One-Act Festival

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Here’s the post for the festival of student-directed one-acts at South Walton High School in Florida, which includes two of my scripts: FOLLOW THE MONEY and CINDY RELLA.

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Video of “The Recruiter” in Houston

My five-minute piece THE RECRUITER was produced in Houston Nov. 9-19, 2016 as part of the 2016 Five Minute Mile Play Festival by Cone Man Running Productions at the Obsidian Theatre. Here’s the video. Earlier I posted some rehearsal photos.

THE RECRUITER
A scene about gender discrimination in college sports. A college recruiter shows up at a rural school asking about a particular football player; oblivious to the softball player banging home runs in batting practice. Cast: Two adult males, one teenage girl.

This is a stand-alone piece, but it’s also part of a collection of short pieces about baseball that make up my full-length play PLAY BALL! Some other individual pieces of that have been produced, as well — “Sunset in North Dakota” and “Deep Into October.”

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Video: “Catch of the Day” at Michigan State

Here’s video of my one-act CATCH OF THE DAY at Michigan State University in November 2016.

Earlier I posted photos from the production. Also rehearsal photos and a promo video.

 

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Photos from “Joy To Other Worlds” in Utah

EskDale High School in Millard County, Utah produced by one-act JOY TO OTHER WORLDS in early December 2016. Director Lois Farber shares these amazing photos. You can find them all here.

Man tries to create the biggest display of Christmas lights in the neighborhood. It's, um, very bright.

Man tries to create the biggest display of Christmas lights in the neighborhood. It’s, um, very bright.

How bright? Well, the aliens out in deep space take notice of the unusual light coming from an otherwise obscure planet.

How bright? Well, the aliens out in deep space take notice of the unusual light coming from an otherwise obscure planet. Naturally, they decide to investigate.

Naturally, the aliens go to investigate. Is that not the most awesome alien landing ship ever?

By investigate, we mean land on planet Earth. Is that not the most awesome alien landing ship ever?

Naturally, the aliens go investigate.

By investigate, we mean the aliens come armed.

Naturally, things go very wrong. She mistakes this alien for a contest judge and offers some fruitcake. You know all about fruitcake.

Naturally, things go very wrong. She mistakes this alien for a contest judge and offers some fruitcake. You know all about fruitcake.

The aliens decide to investigate the source of the unusual light.

The aliens try to figure out what fruitcake is and how dangerous it might be.

Curtain call.

Curtain call.

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