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Infinite Arts in Birgmingham, England, UK produced my play SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY in December, and also sent along some fan mail!
The Valley Playhouse in Harrisonburg did a staged reading of my one-act THE GIRL WHO MADE EMUS BELIEVE THEY COULD FLY AT CHRISTMAS on December 5, 2021, as part of the city’s Winterfest festival.
My Christmas play SHAKESPEARE’S LOST CHRISTMAS PLAY is getting lots of productions this holiday season. Here’s the poster for one production in Otley, Great Britain.
Early in the pandemic I wrote a 10-minute play called MACBETH, THE SANITIZED VERSION. In November 2021, it had a virtual production from the University of Toronto Scarborough. I especially liked the use of kitchen tools as as sword.
Emerson Arts in Hamilton, Ontario produced three short pieces of mine as part of their spooky October festival. Here’s a photo from one of them — ‘Delicacies.’ Don’t ask what she’s eating. That’s the punch line.
Here’s the promotional image for THE PICTURE WINDOW, a 10-minute play of mine that will be produced in November by The Orange Players in Orange, Connecticut.
For the ninth time in 14 years, I was invited to be a writer in Overnight Sensations, the 24-hour play festival put on each year by Hollins University and Mill Mountain Theatre. This year it was virtual, which was not as much fun, but I still got a good script out of it. It was produced July 10.
THE SECRET AGENT
An incompetent Russian spy is given a make-or-break assignment: Instead, he hacks into a crystal ball of a fortune teller, who is being visited by a baseball scout. Comedy ensues. Cast: Four — three male, one female.
Cone Man Running is an annual festival of short plays in Houston, Texas. Well, almost annual. I had two shows set for 2020 that got scratched due to the pandemic but they’re now being done in this multi-week festival in late June / early July 2021.
Two border patrol agents in Arizona are on the look-out for illegal immigrants. The veteran explains the desert to the rookie, with a twist at the end. (play) (Directed by Christine Weems; Performed by Scott Searles and David Toscano)
A young assistant at a funeral home misunderstands a widow’s instructions. (play) (Directed by Kacie Adams; Performed by Rafael Lozano and David Toscano)
Rough Magic Shakespeare Company in Florida produced four of my short pieces as part of their Shakespeare’s birthday celebration on April 23, 2021. Three of the four pieces — THE SHIPWRECK, THE GROUNDSKEEPER and MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE — were written in their quick-turnaround challenge event, the 14th quick turnaround play festival I’ve been involved in. The fourth, LADY MACBETH’S LAMENT, is an older piece.
I’ve now taken part in 14 quick turn-around play festival. The latest was through the Rainy Day Arts Collective in Seattle although in this new virtual reality, the writers, directors and actors were from all across North America. We gathered virtually on Friday, April 9. I drew these prompts: Who (a bride), What (a game), Where (someplace scary), When (a family reunion and Why (“you’re going to have choose, is it [blank] or me?”). My result: BLOOD RELATIVES, directed by Sally Miller of Roanoke and starring Kelsey Boulton of Seattle as a vampire and Stephanie Kamau of Olympia, Washington as the fiance marrying into a vampire family.