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Review: ‘Veronica’s Dolls’ called ‘most innovative and creative’

The staged reading for Veronica’s Dolls. Photo courtesy of Anthony J. Piccione

My short one-act VERONICA’S DOLLS was performed as a staged reading on March 10 in New York at the Dramatist’s Guild Theatre as part of a festival of short plays about mental health that was produced by Piccione Arts. The event got a nice review in Five-Star Arts Journal.

Here’s what it said about VERONICA’S DOLLS:

“Veronica’s Dolls” A teenagers dolls come to life in a desperate effort to save her life after she attempts suicide. Starring, LOUISE HELLER, EMMA ROMEO, NICK CAPRIOTTI, GEMIA FOO, TRAVIS MARTIN. “Veronica’s Dolls” was most innovative and creative what with its conveyance of human feelings vis-a-vis inanimate objects. This piece happily was reminiscent of the popular Twilight Zone episode: “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”. EMMA ROMEO gave a nice characterization while NICK CAPRIOTTI was well in command of his lines and performance.

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Rehearsal photos from ‘The One-Word Odyssey’

Director Tyler Olsen-Highness shares these rehearsal photos from THE ONE-WORD ODYSSEY at Great River School in St. Paul, Minnesota. The show was supposed to be Feb. 1-2 but the polar vortex has pushed it to Feb. 8-9.

Odysseus himself?

Holding up the storm.

Something’s happening here but I don’t know what it is.

And then there’s this.

THE ONE-WORD ODYSSEY
The story of the Odyssey, more or less, in which each line consists of just a single word. Ideal for a class project. Includes monsters and a talking hamburger. Cast: As few as 18 — 9 males, 3 females, 6 non-gender — or as many as 33 — 17 males, 7 females, 9 non-gender. Running time: One hour.

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Photos from ‘On The Thirteenth Day of Christmas’ in Colorado

Fountain Community Theater in Fountain, Colorado produced my full-length script ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS in December 2018. Here are some photos.

Rehearsal shot.

Newspaper coverage.

OTHER PRODUCTIONS OF ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

* 2015: First Avenue Playhouse, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey: Photos and video here.
* 2013: Santiam High School, Mill Creek, Oregon. Photo here and praise for the show here.

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Photos from ‘Joy to Other Worlds’ in Texas

Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas produced my Christmas one-act JOY TO OTHER WORLDS December 18-19, 2018. Director Jordan Miller (a student!) sends these awesome photos. You can find more photos here.

The awesome aliens.

The whole cast and crew.

Some fantastic lighting.

The master plan.

OTHER PRODUCTIONS OF JOY TO OTHER WORLDS
2017: Otherworld Theatre, Chicago, photo here.
2016: Esk-Dale High School, Millard County, Utah; photos here.
2014: Backyard Players, Steinbach, Manitoba (no photos)

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My biggest crowd ever: 600 in Minnesota

I’m told that 600 people were on hand to watch Pine Island High School in Pine Island, Minnesota produce my Christmas one-act LET THERE BE LIGHTS! on December 21, 2019. Director Kate Laack shares this photo.

A scene from LET THERE BE LIGHTS!

OTHER PRODUCTIONS OF LET THERE BE LIGHTS:

2018: Otto-Eldred High School, Duke Center, Pennsylvania; photos here and poster here.

2017: Liberty High School, Liberty, Texas; photos here

2015: Seton Hall University did a script-in-hand production; photos here.

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Photos from ‘The Christmas Spiders’ in Oklahoma

Spiders!

Varnum High School in Seminole Oklahoma produced my one-act THE CHRISTMAS SPIDERS on December 14, 2018. Director Holly Dunagan shares these photos.

More spiders!

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Photos from ‘Peaked in High School’ in Colorado

Kassidy as Brandi, a former homecoming queen who is feeling despondent.

Hailey as Chloe, the former nerd who is now a geologist.

Katherine as Jimmy, the former homecoming king and star quarterback.

My 10-minute play PEAKED IN HIGH SCHOOL was produced December 10 at Adams State University in Colorado. In fact, I had two short plays produced at the school on that date as part of the same festival. Director Courtney Behil reports she had to make a casting change and wound up casting a woman in the role of Jimmy, the former homecoming king. Good for her. I love cross-gender casting.

PEAKED IN HIGH SCHOOL
Eleven years to the night after a high school homecoming, three former classmates meet by chance on a local Lover’s Leap. The homecoming queen is depressed and planning to kill herself. Poignant drama ensues. Cast: Three: Two female, one male.

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