I will soon have something in common with Mick Jagger.
And Kanye West.
And Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and a lot of other famous people.
We’re all involved in benefit gigs in New York to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims in the Rockaways neighborhood of New York.
Mick, Kanye and many others are all performing a benefit concert for at Madison Square Garden — the 12-12-12 concert.
Meanwhile, I have two short pieces being produced as part of “Rockaway,” a day of theatre produced by the Barefoot Theatre Company at the Cherry Lane Theatre in Manhattan on Dec. 18.
Both of my pieces deal with baseball: “The Uniform” and “Deep Into October” were both previously produced at the Gone in 60 Seconds Festival of one-minute plays in New York (the links take you to video). “The Uniform” was produced in June 2012; “Deep Into October” in June 2011.
I am indebted to Rose Bonczek of Brooklyn College, who helped make this happen, and to Francisco Solorzano, artistic director of Barefoot.
Here’s the full list of playwrights taking part (a list which is growing, by the way):
Jonathan Marc Sherman
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Mark von Sternberg
Actors involved include:
Mickey Sumner, Jesse Eisenberg, Will Rogers, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Stephanie Janssen, Francisco Solorzano, Tala Ashe, Victoria Malvagno, Angelina Fiordellisi, Lyle Kessler, Alfredo Narciso, Danelle Eliav, Jennie West, Sol Crespo, Jeremy Brena, Gillian Rougier, Cristina Pitter, Andrew MacLarty, Mickey Ryan, Jay Nickerson, John Harlacher, John Gazzale and more!!!