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“God and the Devil Debate the Issues”

The night of the first Obama-McCain debate in 2008, I had this staged reading of “God and the Devil Debate the Issues” at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va.

That’s Kenley Smith as God and Mike Allen as the devil.

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Acting in Mike Allen’s “Template for a Fairy Tale”

Science fiction writer Mike Allen asked me to play a small part in his piece “Template for a Fairy Tale” at No Shame Theatre on June 8, 2007.

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“He Never Barbecues”

Whenever there’s a bad crime, it seems the neighbors always say the suspect seemed strange in some way. But what if someone’s just strange and not a criminal?

Here’s my take: “He Never Barbecues.” This was a staged reading at No Shame Theatre, Roanoke, Va., in June 2007.

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“Father, I Cannot Tell a Lie”

Trina Yancey, Keith Yancey and Robb Rouse

The George Washington legend, in five minutes or less, at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in February 2005.

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“The Women of Deep Space Pay a Visit to Earth and Don’t Like What They See”

The cast members painted themselves green. That’s me at right.

The cast members of “The Women of Deep Space Pay a Visit to Earth and Don’t Like What They See” went above and beyond the call of duty for this staged reading at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in May 2005.

They painted themselves green!

The script has since been published by Eldridge Plays and Musicals in the collection “24/7.”

No Shame Theatre is a weekly late-night, open mic event for theatre types. There are branches all over the country; I’m a regular at one in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Women of Deep Space.

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“The Year Dad Finally Lost It at Christmas”

That's me at left playing myself.

I rarely perform in my own work. I don’t claim to be an actor. Plus, I like to see my own work, partly so I can critique it. But my five-minute piece “The Year Dad Finally Lost It At Christmas” seemed like own where I should play myself.

This was done at No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Va., in December 2004. That’s my wife, Trina, and my son, Keith. In the final photo, Simon Adkins is the neighbor dressed as Santa Claus.

 

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“Ye and Truly: The History of Rock’n’Roll”

Notice the Rolling Stones sweatshirt. There's a reason why my son is named Keith.

I performed this piece at the very first No Shame Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia — in October 2003.

I quickly realized it was better to have others perform my work so I could watch and critique it.

That’s my wife, Trina, and my son, Keith. I hadn’t planned for him to have a part, but he saw me rehearsing and talked his way into it, so I re-wrote the ending to give him the punchline.

It’s not one of my best pieces, but it was fun to do and helped inaugurate No Shame in Roanoke.

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