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Playwright’s son signs to play college baseball

Front row: Coach Harry Falls, Dwayne Yancey, Keith Yancey, Katerina Yancey. Back row: James River High School teammates.

Front row: Coach Harry Falls, Dwayne Yancey, Keith Yancey, Katerina Yancey. Back row: James River High School teammates.

If you’re wondering where a lot of my baseball-related scripts come from, here’s a partial answer: My son, Keith Yancey, plays for James River High School in Buchanan, Virginia.

Today, the school held a signing ceremony for him and four other classmates who are going on to play college sports.

Keith has signed with Bluefield College. He plays third base. You can find video of him in action here.

More on baseball scripts to come . . .

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Video: Independent film I appeared in now has 100,000-plus views

I had a small role in “The Vampires of Zanzibar,” an independent horror film produced in Roanoke in 2007 by Birmingham Films.

It recently passed the 100,000-views mark on YouTube, so here it is.

I’m one of the diners in the fancy restaurant when the vampires go chasing around the room. I even had a few lines.

Below is the audition video, in which I recited Shakespeare.

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Congressman attends “57 Hours in the House of Culture”

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Dwayne Yancey, Maryellen Goodlatte outside Studio Roanoke. (That’s director Brian O’Sullivan in the background.)

We had nearly a full house for the first Friday night of “57 Hours in the House of Culture,” my show about the Moscow theatre siege now playing at Studio Roanoke.

Among those attending was Roanoke’s congressman — Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County — and his wife, Maryellen.

The Goodlattes are noted theatre-goers. About a year ago, they attended the Attic Productions youth show to see my one-act, “Curiosity Killed the Cat.”

The congressman said he took notes so he could do more research on the Moscow theatre siege.

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My Lady Gaga tie

My daughter gave me this Lady Gaga tie for Father’s Day 2011.

Here’s proof that I really did wear it to work.

And yes, I’m a fan.

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Meeting Miss Roanoke Valley

The hard life of a playwright.

Yes, being a playwright is hard work. But sometimes you get to meet celebrities — such as Miss Roanoke Valley.

Here I am with Lindsay Morris at a Salem Red Sox game in summer 2009.

Actually, this has nothing to do with me being a playwright. I just happened to be at the game. So did she.

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Boston Red Sox World Series trophy in Salem

Keith Yancey and Dwayne Yancey with Boston Red Sox World Series trophy.

When the Boston Red Sox took over the minor league baseball team in Salem, Va. in 2009 — turning it from the Salem Avalanche into the Salem Red Sox — the team sent down one of its World Series trophies as a star attraction.

That’s me and my son, Keith, on the official viewing day.

Baseball is a recurring theme in a lot of my work.

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